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Bankers Life Fieldhouse will host a matchup between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers, the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are looking to continue their great season, currently holding a 20-5 record. On the other end, the Rockets have won their fair share of games and enter the game with a 17-9 record. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and ESPN, CSN-HOU and FSN-IN will be providing coverage of the contest.

After their nail-biting 97-94 loss to the Heat, the Pacers are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Paul George was the team's high scorer, contributing 25. The Rockets, meanwhile, are coming off a win against the Bulls, 109-94. Dwight Howard led the game in scoring by recording 23 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the field.

In terms of eFG%, this game will match strength against strength when Houston has possession. Their upper-echelon offense is ranked third in the league in that metric at 53.6%, while Indiana is best in the NBA in eFG% defense (44.9%).


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