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Monday, December 16th (All times Eastern)

Detroit Pistons (11-14) at Indiana Pacers (20-3), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers had the weekend off to refresh and will close out a three-game homestand Monday versus the Central Division-rival Detroit Pistons at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pacers have defeated Miami and Charlotte on this homestand and recorded a 99-94 victory over the Bobcats Friday night. Paul George, the sixth-leading scorer in the NBA with 24.1 points per game, was held to a season-low 10 points on just 2-of-12 shooting and Lance Stephenson scored a team-best 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Roy Hibbert had 18 points, 11 boards and three blocks, while David West added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who are 11-0 at home and have won 11 of their last 13 games.

"That's a really good win against a really good team we have a lot of respect for," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel.

Indiana is the only team in the NBA that has not played a game decided by less than five points this season. The team is currently first in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage, holding opponents to 41.1 percent shooting and allowing just 89.5 ppg, also best in the league.

The Pacers have another showdown with the Heat in south Florida on Wednesday and won the first matchup, 90-84, last week.

Detroit will play two straight and eight of the next 12 games on the road and has a 5-6 record away from The Palace, where it sustained a 111-109 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

Portland scored 26 of the 41 points in the fourth quarter and had a 12-10 advantage in the extra period. Blazers point guard Damian Lillard hit the game-winning jumper with one-tenth of a second left in overtime and scored eight points in OT.

Josh Smith paced all scorers with 31 points for the Pistons, losers in four of the last five games following a four-game winning streak. Greg Monroe scored 17 points, Andre Drummond netted 13 with 14 rebounds and Rodney Stuckey tallied 17 points off the bench.

"It's very frustrating, especially when you prepare for an opponent and you know what the player individually does the best in, and all we needed was just one rebound to secure that game," Smith said. "We weren't able to do that so it is very frustrating."

The Pistons will visit Boston on Wednesday, then are scheduled to play back- to-back home games versus Charlotte and Houston.

Detroit lost the first meeting with Indiana, 99-91, on Nov. 5 at The Palace and is winless in the last six matchups between the division foes. The Pacers are 15-3 in the last 18 meetings with the Pistons, who are winless in 10 straight as the visitor in this series.

12/16 10:58:03 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
 
9th
CWS 1
BOS 3
 
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
2nd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd
COL 1
MIN 1
 
1st
SJS 1
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2