pacers_bobcats_preview_WPCHARLOTTE (TSN) – The Indiana Pacers (13-1) aim for their 14th win of the season when they pay a visit to the Charlotte Bobcats (7-8) Wednesday night.

The Pacers are 13-1 for the first time in franchise history and have won four in a row, including Monday’s 98-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul George and George Hill netted 26 points apiece for the Pacers, who are 8-0 at home and were able to slow down Wolves star Kevin Love.

“It was our defense,” Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. “We limited them to very few second shots and were more aggressive to score.”

Love had 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Lance Stephenson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Indiana. George is nine points away from reaching 3,000 for his career.

The Pacers, who have won seven games by 10 or more points, have won two in a row on the road and are 5-1 as the visitor.

Charlotte will resume a three-game homestand and dropped a 96-86 decision to the Boston Celtics Monday night.

Kemba Walker scored 28 points and Gerald Henderson added 20 for the Bobcats, who have lost four of their last six games. Al Jefferson scored 14 points in a losing effort. Walker has scored 20-plus points in six games.

The Bobcats, a3-5 at home, could use better production from lottery pick Cody Zeller of Indiana, who is averaging 4.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and .342 shooting in 18.3 minutes per game. In the past four games, Zeller has shot 5-for-23 from the field.

Indiana won three of four meetings with Charlotte last season and has won 13 of the last 15 meetings between the teams.

PACERS STATISTICS

PLAYER MIN PPG RPG APG OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF
P.George 14 517 24.3 6.4 3.2 9 80 89 45 27 6 39 29
G.Hill 11 363 13.4 2.9 3.7 5 27 32 41 11 7 20 20
L.Stephenson 14 488 13.2 6.1 5.0 20 65 85 70 10 3 34 35
D.West 14 422 12.3 7.2 2.7 15 86 101 38 15 19 22 32
R.Hibbert 14 421 11.6 8.9 1.0 45 79 124 14 4 57 34 41
L.Scola 14 262 8.2 4.1 0.8 12 45 57 11 6 5 23 29
C.Watson 13 272 5.5 1.5 2.2 3 16 19 28 9 2 12 17
O.Johnson 14 195 4.9 2.4 0.8 5 29 34 11 3 0 9 11
C.Copeland 8 52 3.9 0.3 0.3 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 8
D.Sloan 6 72 3.5 2.3 1.7 1 13 14 10 3 0 3 5
I.Mahinmi 13 207 2.6 3.2 0.2 15 27 42 2 7 13 16 33
S.Hill 10 100 1.2 2.0 0.7 6 14 20 7 1 2 7 7
R.Butler 5 6 0.6 0.2 0.2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

 

FG 3PT FT
PLAYER M-A PCT M-A PCT M-A PCT PTS
P.George 117-247 .474 34-86 .395 72-87 .828 340
G.Hill 49-113 .434 19-43 .442 30-38 .789 147
L.Stephenson 75-161 .466 19-46 .413 16-26 .615 185
D.West 69-154 .448 1-3 .333 33-41 .805 172
R.Hibbert 60-126 .476 1-2 .500 41-55 .745 162
L.Scola 50-94 .532 0-2 .000 15-21 .714 115
C.Watson 24-68 .353 6-29 .207 17-21 .810 71
O.Johnson 24-57 .421 6-22 .273 14-16 .875 68
C.Copeland 10-22 .455 9-19 .474 2-2 1.000 31
D.Sloan 7-17 .412 2-8 .250 5-6 .833 21
I.Mahinmi 10-23 .435 0-0 .000 14-22 .636 34
S.Hill 4-15 .267 1-11 .091 3-3 1.000 12
R.Butler 1-2 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 3

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