Indiana Pacers (17-16, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (20-12, third in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana visits the New Orleans Pelicans after Tyrese Haliburton scored 43 points in the Pacers’ 111-108 victory against the Miami Heat.
The Pelicans have gone 13-4 in home games. New Orleans has a 9-10 record against opponents over .500.
The Pacers are 8-9 on the road. Indiana is 4-4 in one-possession games.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Pacers won 129-122 in the last matchup on Nov. 8. Myles Turner led the Pacers with 37 points, and Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 29 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: CJ McCollum averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, scoring 19.4 points while shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc. Zion Williamson is shooting 64.3% and averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points, 10.5 assists and 1.7 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 16.7 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 119.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points per game.
Pacers: 5-5, averaging 113.4 points, 39.4 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points.
INJURIES: Pelicans: E.J. Liddell: out (right knee), Zion Williamson: day to day (health and safety protocols), Larry Nance Jr.: day to day (achilles), Brandon Ingram: out (toe).
Pacers: Daniel Theis: out (knee), Aaron Nesmith: out (ankle), Kendall Brown: out (leg).