Pacers at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Monday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Pacers 5-8, Mavs 10-4
About the Pacers: Although second in the NBA in rebounds with 46.7 per game, the Pacers are seriously challenged on offense. Indiana is 28th in the league in scoring (90.9 ppg) and last in assists (17.5 apg). ... The Pacers bring superb defensive tenacity to the court. Their prowess on defense includes limiting opponents to 94 ppg, which is the fourth-best in the NBA. ... Indy had its two-game winning streak snapped Saturday with a 106-83 loss at home to Phoenix. ... Center Roy Hibbert and forward Chris Copeland, each averaging 13.1 ppg., lead the Pacers in scoring. ... The Pacers are 26-39 all-time against the Mavs, including 10-23 during games played in Dallas.
About the Mavericks: This is the first of a two-game homestand that ends Wednesday against the New York Knicks. ... The Mavs had their six-game winning streak snapped with Saturday’s 95-92 loss in Houston. It was the third game in which the Mavs have been held under 100 points this season and they have lost all three. They scored 87 against Portland and 96 against Miami. The fourth loss came against San Antonio when the Mavs scored 100. ... Dallas leads the NBA in scoring at 109.9 points a game and adds another scoring threat with guard Raymond Felton’s return against Indiana.
— Dwain Price