Indiana takes on Charlotte, aims for 6th straight home win
Charlotte Hornets (11-29, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (22-18, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana will try to keep its five-game home win streak alive when the Pacers face Charlotte.
The Pacers are 15-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana is second in the Eastern Conference scoring 115.6 points while shooting 46.3% from the field.
The Hornets have gone 5-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte allows 118.2 points to opponents and has been outscored by 6.2 points per game.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Pacers won 125-113 in the last matchup on Nov. 17. Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with 22 points, and LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Haliburton is averaging 20.4 points, 10.2 assists and 1.7 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.6 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Terry Rozier is averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 assists for the Hornets. Ball is averaging 21.4 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, 42.3 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.
Hornets: 4-6, averaging 116.9 points, 46.6 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 8.9 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.6 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: Daniel Theis: out (knee), Kendall Brown: out (leg).
Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hand), Gordon Hayward: out (hamstring).