In Monday night NBA action, the Indiana Pacers will travel to the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
Indiana is 14 games above .500 overall and currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.. On Saturday, Indiana allowed just 11 points over the final 12 minutes to hold on for a 95-88 road victory against Miami. The Pacers forced 24 turnovers and limited the Heat to 42 percent shooting.
Bojan Bogdanovic poured in a game high 31 points on 13-for-19 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Darren Collison chipped in 20 points and six assists for the Pacers.
The New Orleans Pelicans are expected to lose All-Star F Anthony Davis and are 5.5 games out of playoff contention in the West. On Saturday, New Orleans trailed by 11 points after one quarter and never led in the second half of a 113-108 road los against San Antonio. The Pelicans missed 25 of their 25 long distance attempts and shot 45 percent overall.
New Orleans G Frank Johnson tallied a team high 25 points on a 10-for-20 shooting performance. Jrue Holiday added 15 points and seven rebounds in a losing effort for the Pelicans.