NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, December 31st (All times eastern)
Indiana Pacers (15-16) at Charlotte Bobcats (10-18), 2 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Charlotte Bobcats try to stop a four-game losing streak this afternoon, when they open a short two-game homestand versus the Indiana Pacers.
Charlotte suffered its fourth straight loss with Saturday's 104-95 setback to the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena. Jason Richardson scored a season-high 34 points and Gerald Wallace had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Bobcats, who haven't won in Orlando since March 24, 2005.
The Bobcats, who will also host the Chicago Bulls on the current homestand, are 9-8 at home this season.
Meanwhile, Indiana has dropped three straight and four of its last five game. In Saturday's 98-92 loss in the back end of a home-and-home series with the Detroit Pistons at Conseco Fieldhouse, Jermaine O'Neal led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Mike Dunleavy had 18 and Danny Granger added 15 for Indiana, which will try to stop a three-game losing streak on the road. The Pacers are 8-8 as the visitor this season.
In injury news for the Pacers, center David Harrison is questionable for Monday's game because of back spasms. Guard Jamaal Tinsley is expected to miss at least one week with a right hamstring problem.
Charlotte defeated Indiana, 96-87, on November 9 this season at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. It has won two of three and three of the last five meetings.
Indiana has dropped three of its last five trips to Charlotte.
12/31 10:59:50 ET