Something has to give in Indiana
February 04, 2013 17:23:55 UK
Chicago Bulls take a 14-7 road record, the best in the NBA, to Indianapolis on Monday to visit Indiana Pacers.
The hosts, along with Miami Heat, have the best home record in the Eastern Conference and have not tasted defeat at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse since the first week of December.
The away win on the Money Line is quoted 2.90 and the home win is priced up 1.43 in the same market.
Winners of two straight after a disappointing one and three road trip the Pacers knocked off the Heat on Friday. David West led all scorers with 30 points in the 102-89 victory and Paul George and Lance Stephenson chipped in with 15 each.
Chicago, who lead the Pacers by a single game in the Central Division, have won two of their first three outings on a six-game road swing and will continue on to Denver and Utah on Thursday and Friday.
On Sunday, Boston Celtics edged the visiting Los Angeles Clippers at the TD Garden.
Down by 19-points at the half and without the injured Chris Paul, sidelined because of a bruised kneecap, the Clippers received a spirited effort from Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford each of whom scored 23 points.
The Celtics have now picked up four in a row and lead the chasing Philadelphia 76ers for the eighth place in the Eastern Conference by three and a half games.
The 76ers take the court on Monday and welcome in the struggling Orlando Magic who have lost nine in a row and have just two victories in 2013.
Philadelphia is the fifth and final stop on a disastrous trip to Brooklyn, New York, Boston and Milwaukee and it doesn't get a lot better on Wednesday when the Magic return to the Amway Center in Orlando to host the Clippers with the visitors in the midst of their own eight-game road swing.
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