Indiana faces New Orleans, looks to break 4-game slide
Indiana Pacers (32-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (23-29, 13th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana enters the matchup with New Orleans as losers of four in a row.
The Pelicans have gone 15-9 at home at the Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is sixth in the league with 46.9 rebounds, led by Anthony Davis averaging 13.3.
The Pacers have gone 14-12 away from home. Indiana is second in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.9 percent from deep. Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Pacers shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Miller is second on the Pelicans averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers and averages 7.7 points while shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc. Jrue Holiday is shooting 48.8 percent and has averaged 23.1 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Bogdanovic is second on the Pacers with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game. He averages 16.1 points per game and is shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. Darren Collison has averaged 7.1 assists and scored 13 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 108.1 points, 44.1 rebounds, 27 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 112.8 points, 47.2 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 6.1 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting.
Pelicans Injuries: E’Twaun Moore: out (left quadriceps contusion), Anthony Davis: out (left index finger), Julius Randle: out (ankle), Elfrid Payton: day to day (right ankle sprain), Nikola Mirotic: out (right calf strain).
Pacers Injuries: Doug McDermott: day to day (rib), Cory Joseph: day to day (groin), Tyreke Evans: day to day (lower back soreness), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).