Fighter Victor Oladipo scored 21 points as the Indiana Pacers leading scorer, who beat the Charlotte Hornets 120-95 today.
With this victory, their seventh in the last 10 games, the Pacers put their mark at 31-15 and remain second in the Central Division, second only to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Base Darren Collison added 19 points and nine assists for the Pacers, who won their fourth game in the last five and improved to 16 games above the 50.0 percentage for the first time since the end of the 2013-14 season.
The Hornets (22-24), sub-leaders in the Southeast Division, who saw a three-game winning streak withheld, had the lead of baseman Kemba Walker, with 23 points.
Reserve guard Malik Monk finished with 11 points and the Spanish center Willy Hernangomez contributed six goals in 18 minutes of play by scoring 3 of 6 field goals and achieving three rebounds.