MONDAY'S NBA PREVIEWS
December 16, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
DETROIT PISTONS (11-14) AT INDIANA PACERS (20-3), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers had the weekend off to refresh and will close out a three-game homestand Monday versus the Central Division-rival Detroit Pistons at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have defeated Miami and Charlotte on this homestand and recorded a 99-94 victory over the Bobcats Friday night. Paul George, the sixth-leading scorer in the NBA with 24.1 points per game, was held to a season-low 10 points on just 2-of-12 shooting and Lance Stephenson scored a team-best 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Roy Hibbert had 18 points, 11 boards and three blocks, while David West added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who are 11-0 at home and have won 11 of their last 13 games.
"That's a really good win against a really good team we have a lot of respect for," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel.