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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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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
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SFG
KAN
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
 
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
 
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
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MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
 
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MSU 35
MICH 11
 
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
 
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
 
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
 
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
 
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WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
4th
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
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WASU 16
ARZ 31
 
2nd
CLEM 0
SYR 3
 
2nd
LAMON 6
TXST 0
 
2nd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 14
 
2nd
COLST 17
WYO 3
 
1st
LSU 0
MISS 0
 
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TENN 0
ALA 13
 
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AUB 0
SCAR 7
 
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PSU
OSU
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UTAH
USC
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WASH
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NEV
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SJS 1
BUF 2
1st Intermission
TOR 0
BOS 1
 
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NYI 2
DAL 1
 
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PHI 0
DET 1
 
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OTT 0
NJD 0
 
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MON 1
NYR 1
 
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CHI
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NAS
PIT
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MIN
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ARI
FLA
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CAL
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Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14