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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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Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
4th
CHI 87
NYK 81
 
3rd
HOU 65
NOP 63
 
1st
SAC 14
MIL 4
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
OKC
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
 
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
2nd
SD 49
MNTST 46
 
2nd
UAB 49
LSU 53
 
2nd
EVAN 44
OHIO 48
 
1st
CSFU 5
CSDH 4
 
1st
ORST 15
DEP 6
 
1st
PAC 6
NEV 6
 
1st
USF 10
PORST 9
 
1st
IDAHO 0
WALLA 0
 
10:15pm Tonight
UTST
CALST
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
3rd
MON 1
ANA 1
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
STL
3rd
JAC 14
TEN 10