Last Update on December 10, 2013 16:50 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- NBA-SCHEDULE
UNDATED (AP) -- The class of the NBA Eastern Conference renew their budding rivalry to highlight eight-game NBA schedule tonight.
Miami heads into Indiana in their first meeting since the Heat eliminated the Pacers in seven games on the way to the NBA title last season. The Pacers have jumped out to a league-beat 18-3 mark that includes a 9-0 home record on the strength of tenacious defense. The Heat have vaulted to the top of the Southeast Division with a 16-5 mark after a sluggish start to the season.
Guard Dwyane Wade's status for the Heat is unknown, after he's missed six of Miami's 21 games to either rest his oft-ailing knees, or deal with illness. He didn't play in Miami's win at Detroit on Sunday night.
The two teams have played is close with the Heat holding a slight 9-8 edge in their last 17 meetings against the Pacers, with an average victory margin in those games of only 2.5 points.
Kobe Bryant sees his second action of the season for the Lakers who host Phoenix tonight. The Lakers star guard marked his return from a torn Achilles tendon with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 8 turnovers in loss to Toronto Sunday night.
San Antonio will be trying to right a recent rough patch when they travel to take on Toronto tonight. The Southwest Division leading Spurs have lost three of their last five.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
UNDATED (AP) -- No. 13 Kansas hits the road to take on 18th-ranked Florida in the showcase game on the top-25 schedule.
The 6-2 Jayhawks are coming off a stunning last second loss at Colorado Saturday that was their second defeat in eight days. After that game, Kansas coach Bill Self admitted he's concerned because the team isn't playing very well.
The Gators are also 6-2 and also coming off a buzzer beating loss the Connecticut eight days ago. Florida's two losses this season have come against ranked teams.
No. 11 Kentucky is at home against unbeaten Boise State, trying to gain some traction after a loss to Baylor Friday night. The youthful Wildcats were outrebounded for the first time this season in the loss. The Broncos take an 8-0 mark into tonight's game.
No. 20 Gonzaga takes an 8-1 mark into their game at West Virginia.
Sports Scores & Schedules
December 10, 2013 08:12 GMT
Jacksonville 27, Houston 20Sunday's Games
Green Bay 22, Atlanta 21
Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26
Kansas City 45, Washington 10
Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6
Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28
Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20
Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28
New England 27, Cleveland 26
N.Y. Jets 37, Oakland 27
Denver 51, Tennessee 28
San Francisco 19, Seattle 17
San Diego 37, N.Y. Giants 14
Arizona 30, St. Louis 10
New Orleans 31, Carolina 13Monday's Game
Chicago 45, Dallas 28
L.A. Clippers 94, Philadelphia 83
Denver 75, Washington 74
Charlotte 115, Golden State 111
Memphis 94, Orlando 85
Portland 105, Utah 94
Sacramento 112, Dallas 97Tuesday's Games
Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Boston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Ottawa 5, Philadelphia 4, SO
Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1
Vancouver 2, Carolina 0
Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 2Tuesday's Games
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Boston at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.