Indiana plays Denver, seeks 4th straight home win
Indianapolis; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana hosts Denver trying to extend its three-game home winning streak.
The Pacers have gone 27-9 at home. Indiana is the top team in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up 104.2 points and holding opponents to 45 percent shooting.
The Nuggets have gone 19-16 away from home. Denver averages 46.8 rebounds per game and is 36-10 when winning the rebounding battle. The Nuggets won the last meeting between these two squads 102-100 on March 16. Nikola Jokic led the way with 26 points.
Jokic has shot 50.7 percent and is averaging 20.2 points for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray has averaged 3.9 assists and scored 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 110.8 points, 45.9 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting.
Pacers: 3-7, averaging 101.1 points, 42.3 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting.
Pacers Injuries: Darren Collison: day to day (quad), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).
Nuggets Injuries: Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).