Whoever can get to 90 points figures to have the best chance to win when the top defensive teams in the NBA meet. However, neither Indiana nor Memphis was able to score that many when the Pacers got the best of the Grizzlies last month.
The Pacers look to win their third straight and sweep the Grizzlies for the first time since 2006-07 on Monday, though they'll have to end a four-game losing streak at Memphis to do it.
Indiana (25-16) is allowing the fewest points in the league at 89.3 per game while Memphis (26-13) is 0.3 behind. The Pacers outlasted the Grizzlies 88-83 on Dec. 31 with neither team managing to shoot better than 40 percent from the field.
Indiana may need to be just as tough at the defensive end this time, as it's lost seven straight on the road when giving up 90 or more points. The Grizzlies have won 10 of 11 at home when limiting teams to fewer than 90.
Memphis has held its last two opponents to fewer than 80 points in regulation, winning 85-69 over Sacramento...