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James in Indy closing in on scoring mark

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Los Angeles Lakers continue a five-game Eastern Conference road trip Thursday when they visit Indianapolis and the sputtering Indiana Pacers.

Indiana dropped its third straight and 10th in the last 11 games when it lost 112-100 in Memphis on Sunday. On the bright side for the Pacers, Bennedict Mathurin scored 27 points for his fifth consecutive game with at least 21 points, and he has posted at least 19 points in all six games since resuming coming off the bench.

Mathurin started four games through mid-January, during which he averaged 14.3 points per game -- 3.6 points fewer than his overall season average.

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 T. Haliburton, IND10.2
2 N. Jokic, DEN10.0
3 T. Young, ATL9.9
4 L. Doncic, DAL8.3
5 J. Morant, MEM8.3
6 D. Garland, CLE8.1
7 M. Conley, UTA7.6
8 R. Westbrook, LAL7.5
9 D. Lillard, POR7.4
10 J. Holiday, MIL7.2
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 J. Butler, MIA2.14
2 O. Anunoby, TOR2.07
3 D. Melton, PHI1.85
4 T. Haliburton, IND1.75
5 A. Caruso, CHI1.73
6 A. Edwards, MIN1.70
7 G. Trent Jr., TOR1.70
8 S. Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC1.68
9 D. Murray, ATL1.62
10 F. VanVleet, TOR1.59
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