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NBA : ATS Matchup
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NEW ORLEANS (15 - 16) at INDIANA (25 - 6)
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503NEW ORLEANS196.5193.5
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games15-16-513-1718-13103.049.745.6%51.5102.949.846.1%52.0
Road Games6-11-4.46-1010-7102.247.244.9%50.2106.651.447.3%53.2
Last 5 Games3-2+12-22-3104.052.449.2%51.8104.050.044.6%49.0
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)103.049.740-8745.6%7-1738.2%17-2276.7%521323229136
vs opponents surrendering100.450.238-8444.9%7-2135.5%18-2375.8%521121208145
Team Stats (Road Games)102.247.240-8944.9%6-1736.7%16-2176.6%501323229134
Stats Against (All Games)102.949.838-8246.1%8-2334.9%19-2673.8%521122207156
vs opponents averaging100.350.138-8444.9%8-2235.8%17-2375.2%521122218155
Stats Against (Road Games)106.651.439-8247.3%8-2435.0%21-2776.4%531324207166

INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games25-6+10.822-912-1998.145.545.8%52.589.245.541.2%48.1
Home Games15-1+6.511-54-1298.247.647.3%53.683.945.038.8%48.7
Last 5 Games4-1+1.84-11-497.448.047.2%51.085.443.240.5%45.8
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)98.145.536-7945.8%7-2036.3%18-2378.7%53921208156
vs opponents surrendering99.649.437-8245.2%8-2136.5%17-2375.7%511122218155
Team Stats (Home Games)98.247.637-7847.3%7-2036.7%17-2376.7%54922197157
Stats Against (All Games)89.245.534-8241.2%6-1832.4%16-2077.8%481117228155
vs opponents averaging98.749.337-8344.7%7-2035.4%18-2375.3%511121208145
Stats Against (Home Games)83.945.032-8338.8%5-1729.8%14-1973.1%491115218145
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 95.8,  INDIANA 95.3
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/25/2013@ SAN ANTONIO93-112L9.5L200.5O37-9738.1%551544-8154.3%5019
11/26/2013GOLDEN STATE101-102L0L207U41-8747.1%501640-8845.5%5310
11/29/2013@ PHILADELPHIA121-105W-4W209.5O51-9354.8%481242-9245.7%5918
12/1/2013@ NEW YORK103-99W1.5W198O38-7749.4%431234-7644.7%4717
12/2/2013@ CHICAGO131-128W7W191O50-11344.2%651148-10147.5%6816
12/6/2013OKLAHOMA CITY95-109L5.5L206.5U33-8837.5%561639-7750.6%5114
12/15/2013@ DENVER93-102L7L205.5U37-8543.5%421337-8543.5%6816
12/17/2013@ GOLDEN STATE93-104L9L207U33-8837.5%541041-9145.1%6612
12/18/2013@ LA CLIPPERS95-108L9.5L205.5U37-9339.8%601133-7842.3%529
12/21/2013@ PORTLAND107-110L8W212O44-9446.8%611143-9843.9%527
12/23/2013@ SACRAMENTO113-100W0W209.5O41-8349.4%501631-7441.9%5022
12/28/2013@ HOUSTON98-107L9T211U41-9344.1%491038-7749.4%5114
1/1/2014@ MINNESOTA112-124L5L211O45-8751.7%481744-7955.7%4215
1/3/2014@ BOSTON95-92W-3.5L201U38-7749.4%521531-8934.8%559
1/4/2014@ INDIANA              
1/7/2014@ MIAMI              
1/11/2014@ DALLAS              
1/13/2014SAN ANTONIO              
1/18/2014GOLDEN STATE              
1/20/2014@ MEMPHIS              

INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/27/2013@ CHARLOTTE99-74W-7W181.5U32-8438.1%711526-8331.3%5415
12/1/2013@ LA CLIPPERS105-100W-1W191O39-8943.8%611636-8243.9%4911
12/2/2013@ PORTLAND102-106L0L191.5O39-8844.3%511536-7647.4%4414
12/4/2013@ UTAH95-86W-8.5W185.5U40-8447.6%48833-8041.2%4814
12/7/2013@ SAN ANTONIO111-100W4W191O38-7153.5%451441-9145.1%4111
12/8/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY94-118L5L194.5O34-8540.0%351347-7761.0%4918
12/18/2013@ MIAMI94-97L4W190.5O32-7343.8%451437-7748.1%4312
12/23/2013@ BROOKLYN103-86W-6.5W196U38-8345.8%541729-7638.2%4218
1/1/2014@ TORONTO82-95L-5.5L190U32-7443.2%472234-7843.6%4917
1/4/2014NEW ORLEANS              
1/5/2014@ CLEVELAND              
1/8/2014@ ATLANTA              
1/16/2014NEW YORK              
1/18/2014LA CLIPPERS              
1/20/2014@ GOLDEN STATE              
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: JRUE HOLIDAY is perfect for head coach Monty Williams. He defends and can create in the half-court set . . . ERIC GORDON didn't want New Orleans to match his deal two offseasons ago, and he spent last year letting everyone know it. If healthy and motivated (two big 'ifs') he's a 20-point scorer . . . TYREKE EVANS will get some starts at the three and come off the bench at times. Either way, he is the kind of aggressive (if sometimes out-of- control) offensive threat this lineup needs . . . Even after an injury-filled season, ANTHONY MORROW's shooting could earn him a rotation spot . . . AUSTIN RIVERS was overmatched last season, to the point where he didn't seem to belong in the NBA. It's tough to see the win-now Pels relying on him often. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS was overwhelmed by Williams' complex defensive schemes, and opponents consistently took him out of plays with screen-and-rolls at him. Williams will surely use some of his new talent to allow Davis to roam more on defense . . . RYAN ANDERSON's defensive shortcomings could lead to a drop in playing time, but his shooting and the spacing it creates is too valuable to this offense . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU will likely split time with Tyreke Evans at the three. He's more valuable defensively, and is starting to show some signs of improvement on offense . . . DARIUS MILLER has a shot to break into the rotation if his defense improves . . . LANCE THOMAS is a long athlete who is capable of playing some good defensive minutes . . . ARINZE ONUAKU most likely won't see the floor for more than a minute at a time. CENTERS: JASON SMITH might be their most complete defensive big man, and that should be enough to earn him solid minutes . . . GREG STIEMSMA is more off a warm body, but he at least gives them another rim-protecting option . . . JEFF WITHEY will spend most of the season on the bench learning Williams' complex schemes.
INDIANA: GUARDS: GEORGE HILL is less of a creator and more of a game-manager/scorer, which fits fine in this starting five . . . LANCE STEPHENSON continues to be an enigma. His speed pushing the ball in transition is an asset, but his terrible shooting and bizarre decision-making often makes him a liability in the half court . . . C.J. WATSON has proven to be a capable second-unit point guard, but he's on his third team in three years because he's managed to give away two playoff games with monumentally bad moments . . . ORLANDO JOHNSON is unlikely to see meaningful minutes, but his role should grow slightly now that Gerald Green is gone. FORWARDS: This is PAUL GEORGE'S team. Once a do-it-all role player, he's now polished enough to create his own offense . . . As expected, DAVID WEST bounced back in his second season off a torn ACL. He's still deadly as a mid-range shooter, a savvy passer and a strong rebounder . . . LUIS SCOLA slides into Tyler Hansbrough's old role as a second-unit banger, and insurance for West and Roy Hibbert . . . DANNY GRANGER is in no-man's land. He's not better than Paul George, and probably no longer an upgrade over Lance Stephenson. His best asset may be his expiring deal . . . CHRIS COPELAND can't defend, but gives the Pacers a three-point threat . . . SOLOMON HILL doesn't figure to contribute this season. CENTERS: ROY HIBBERT proved capable of handling more minutes last season, but Indy will likely still be cautious with their asthmatic 7-foot-2 center during the regular season . . . IAN MAHINMI is back to give his six fouls and move some bodies out of the paint.
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*Pelicans-Pacers Preview* =========================


New Orleans (15-16) at Indiana (25-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The Indiana Pacers weren't at their best in the finale of their most recent set of back-to-back games. They'll try to bounce back by getting their next one off to a strong start Saturday night.

The Pacers will also seek to add to their recent success against the New Orleans Pelicans, who might not have leading scorer Ryan Anderson available.

Indiana committed a season-high 23 turnovers and finished with a season low in points in its 95-82 loss in Toronto on Wednesday.

"We just played uncharacteristic basketball. I think it was more so us not dialing in and not executing than them outplaying us," leading scorer Paul George said after the end to a five-game win streak. "We're a team that never gets too high or too low after a win or a loss. (The back-to-backs) are just quick turnarounds. That's the toughest part."

The Pacers (25-6), who are 9-0 in the openers of back-to-back contests, will try to rebound by earning their sixth consecutive win over New Orleans (15-16) before visiting Cleveland on Sunday. The Pelicans have won four of six and topped Boston 95-92 on the road Friday, but Anderson was taken from the court on a stretcher early in the fourth quarter.

Anderson, averaging 19.8 points, collided with the Celtics' Gerald Wallace, and the preliminary diagnosis was a "cervical stinger." The forward was taken to a Boston hospital to be evaluated.

"We are just praying for his health. He looked like he was OK," coach Monty Williams said. "I was more worried about his mother. I know she's at home, a nervous wreck, so hopefully she hears this message and is cool with the fact that he's OK and in good hands."

Anderson was out with a toe injury during New Orleans' only other meeting with Indiana this season, a 95-90 home loss in the season opener Oct. 30. Three Pelicans scored at least 20 points, led by Eric Gordon's 25, but no other player had more than eight.

George scored 32 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds, and George Hill capped a pivotal 8-0 run by making a 3-pointer with 31 seconds to go.

The Pacers have played even more competitive games during their string of three consecutive home wins over New Orleans. The last two have gone to overtime and the other was decided by one point.

George scored 37 points and made a career-high nine 3-pointers in the most recent matchup in Indianapolis, a 115-107 victory on Nov. 21, 2012. He's averaging 28.7 points and is 14 for 29 (48.3 percent) from beyond the arc in his last three games against the Pelicans.

Gordon, an Indianapolis native, has been inactive for the last two visits to Indiana but he's expected to play in this one. Gordon has averaged 19.0 points in seven lifetime matchups against his hometown team but has shot 32.4 percent (12 for 37) while averaging 13.3 points in his three games in Indiana.

Gordon has played in one victory there - a 117-109 overtime win for the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 19, 2008 - and could have trouble experiencing another. Indiana has the league's best home record at 15-1 while Friday's victory was just the second win in the last eight road games for New Orleans.

Indiana's David West has averaged 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while going 5-0 against his former club. He missed eight of 11 shots in the win in October but finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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