The Charlotte Bobcats will have their chance to pick apart the league's top team, when they square off against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers currently hold a 19-3 record and are looking to continue their great season. Over the last 10 games, they have been nearly lights out, going 8-2 during that span. On the other end, the Bobcats have been mediocre this year and sport a record of 10-12. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and SportSouth and FSN-IN will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Pacers look for another win today after beating the Heat, 90-84. With 24 points on 10 for 15 shooting, Roy Hibbert was the game's leading scorer. Meanwhile, the Bobcats are coming off a 92-83 loss against the Magic. Josh McRoberts recorded 11 points, as well as 5 rebounds and 3 assists. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Pacers winning the first matchup, 99-74. C.J. Watson was the game's top overall scorer with 18 points.
The top-notch Indiana defense should have a clear edge in terms of eFG%. They rank first in the league in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 44.4%), while the brick-laying Charlotte offense is 30th with a mark of 44.0%. Also, the Bobcats commit the fewest errors in the NBA (TO% of 13.4%), while the ball-hawking defense of the Pacers causes the fifth-most (opponents' TO% of 21.3%).