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Winning streaks on the line in Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Two teams put their winning streaks on the line tonight when the Indiana welcome the New York to Conseco Fieldhouse for an Eastern Conference battle. The won their sixth straight game Tuesday night, beating and the Minnesota , 98-75, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

collected 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists to power the over the T-Wolves.

chipped in 17 points and nine boards for Indiana, which has won 11 of its last 12 games and, at 12-2, holds the best record in the Eastern Conference.

added 13 points and five assists for the , who shot 49 percent (42-of-86) from the floor and outrebounded Minnesota by a 49-37 margin. scored 11 points and contributed 10 points and nine boards for Indiana.

The improved to 4-0 versus the Western Conference.

Indiana is 5-2 at home this season.

The come into tonight's contest after winning their third in a row on Wednesday night.

scored 18 points and hauled down 17 rebounds, as the beat the Minnesota , 97-92, at the Target Center.

and scored 17 points for the , while had a solid game at point, contributing 10 points with eight assists. Ward only turned the ball over once.

Houston made six of his final seven shots, as the rallied for the win.

New York was down by as many as nine points with under six minutes left in the game. Led by Houston, the went on a 13-1 run to take the lead 88-85. During the run, Houston accounted for seven of the 13 points.

kept the game close for the Wolves, as he drained a deep shot to close the gap to 94-92 with 37 seconds left, but the and Houston answered right back. Houston's jumper with 17 seconds left sealed the game.

New York forward , who has missed the last five contests, is doubtful with a sprained ankle. The last time Van Horn was on the court was November 17th against the .

The , who have lost five straight and 11 of their last 12 at Indiana, are 3-5 on the road.

Indiana won an earlier meeting this season with . The took home a 95-94 win 12 days ago at Madison Square Garden

Overall, the home team has won seven of the last nine meetings between the two squads. The have won three in a row and five of the last six meetings with the .

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