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Saturday, January 4th (All times Eastern)

New Orleans Pelicans (15-16) at Indiana Pacers (25-6), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers had a five-game winning streak snapped last time out, so they'll try to reclaim some momentum Saturday night when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.

On Wednesday, the Pacers fell to the suddenly hot Toronto Raptors, 95-82. Indiana has lost back-to-back games only once this season and will try to avoid the same fate Saturday.

Roy Hibbert scored 16 points and Paul George added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who hadn't lost since Dec. 18 at Miami.

Indiana committed a season-high 23 turnovers in the loss to the Raptors.

"We beat ourselves," Hibbert said. "We turned the ball over, we weren't doing our defensive assignments. They were the better team tonight, I can honestly say that."

Danny Granger was the only other Pacer in double figures with 11 off the bench.

It's not quite time for a pity party for the Pacers. They own the Eastern Conference's best record and trail the Portland Trail Blazers fractionally for best record in the league.

They are 12 games clear of the Detroit Pistons in the Central Division.

The Pelicans ended a two-game road losing streak on Friday night with a 95-92 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The win was great for New Orleans, but came at a price. Leading scorer Ryan Anderson was carted off the court with a frightening neck injury early in the final period.

Boston's Gerald Wallace bumped into Anderson from behind as the Pelicans were attempting to inbound the ball from under their own basket with 11:02 remaining in the final period. Anderson remained on the floor for several minutes before having his neck immobilized by medical personnel and transported off the court to a local hospital.

Anderson was diagnosed with a cervical stinger.

"We are just praying for Ryan's health," head coach Monty Williams said. "He looked like he was OK. 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."

Anthony Davis scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Pelicans won for the fourth time in their last six. Davis finished 9-of-12 from the field while adding nine rebounds and three blocks, with Tyreke Evans amassing 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting along with eight rebounds and six assists.

Anderson finished with 13 before he left. Greg Stiemsma, Brain Roberts and Eric Gordon also scored in double figures for New Orleans.

The Pacers bested the Pelicans by five in New Orleans on Oct. 30 and have captured five in a row in this series. Three of those five straight wins came at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

01/04 10:34:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
Final
MIA 115
PHO 98
Final
MIN 105
LAC 110
Final
DAL 102
NOP 93
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
ALAAM 75
TXSOU 77
 
Final
VT 59
BC 66
Final
MVSU 66
GRAM 62
 
Final
ISU 77
OKLA 70
 
Final
ALAST 65
PVU 67
 
Final
ARKPB 64
JST 62
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
2nd Intermission
SJS 3
MON 0