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The Indiana Pacers take on the Houston Rockets in a non-conference matchup. Tuesday’s meeting will be the second of the season between the two teams. Indiana is 16-10 at home, and Houston is 5-17 on the road.

Houston Rockets (23-26, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (28-23, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Rockets take on the Indiana Pacers in out-of-conference action.

The Pacers have gone 16-10 in home games. Indiana is 14-12 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 13.0 turnovers per game.

Indiana Pacers player Tyrese Haliburton screaming
Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton yells after a play against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a semifinal in the NBA basketball In-Season Tournament, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ian Maule)

The Rockets are 5-17 in road games. Houston has a 13-10 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The 124.2 points per game the Pacers average are 11.9 more points than the Rockets give up (112.3). The Rockets’ 46.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.9 percentage points lower than the Pacers have given up to their opponents (50.2%).
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Pacers won 123-117 in the last matchup on Dec. 27.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 22.6 points and 11.8 assists for the Pacers. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.6 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.5 points and 8.2 assists for the Rockets. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.5 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 118.3 points, 44.4 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.2 points per game.

The Indiana Pacers coaching staff, including head coach Rick Carlisle (Left), looking on at Donovan Mitchell and the Cavsduring their matchup at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on October 20, 2023. (Photo/Walt Thomas)

Rockets: 4-6, averaging 116.0 points, 46.3 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: None listed.
Rockets: Jock Landale: day to day (wrist), Tari Eason: out (leg), Steven Adams: out for season (knee).

Via the Associated Press. For more Indiana Pacers and sports news courtesy of the Indianapolis Recorder, click here. You can also check out the Indiana Minority Business Magazine by clicking here.

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