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Bankers Life Fieldhouse will host a contest between the Brooklyn Nets and the Indiana Pacers, the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference. With a 23-5 record, the Pacers have separated themselves from the pack. On the other end, the Nets are nine games below .500 on the year and enter the game with a 10-19 record. This game has a start time of 7:00 pm EST and NBA TV, WCBS and FSN-IN will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Nets, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Bucks, 104-93. Shaun Livingston led the game in scoring by posting 20 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field. The Pacers have won both games against the Nets this season, including a 103-86 victory in their last matchup. Lance Stephenson was the leading scorer in the game with 26 points.

The frequency with which Brooklyn shoots free throws could play a key factor in this game. They rank third in the league in FTA rate (34.0), but Indiana is among the best in the NBA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking fifth by allowing a FTA rate of 24.6).


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