Indiana ended a five-game losing streak with Thursday's 93-88 triumph over the New Jersey Nets, as Danny Granger scored 32 points, including four clutch free throws down the stretch, and David West added 16 points and six rebounds for the Pacers, who opened a three-game homestand on the right foot and improved to 8-4 as the host this season.
"We needed to pick up our defense if we wanted to win some games, and we did that tonight," said Granger.
The Pacers will close out the residency Tuesday versus New Orleans. They coming off their first set of back-to-back-to-back games in 13 years.
Charlotte is looking to post consecutive wins for the first time this season after it halted a franchise-worst 16-game losing streak with Friday's 98-91 win at Toronto in the second test of a three-game road trip.
"It's wonderful to win," said Bobcats coach Paul Silas, whose team moved to 4-26 for the season.
Rookie Kemba Walker notched 14 points in a winning effort, helping Charlotte to a 2-15 record as the guest this season. Walker has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games, averaging 17.4 points, 4.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds in that time. Williams is averaging 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.0 minutes in his previous seven games.
D.J. Augustin chipped in 11 points and 10 assists in his second game back after missing 11 straight games -- all losses -- due to injury. Bismack Biyombo scored eight points, grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and blocked a career-high seven shots
The Bobcats, who haven't won two straight games since closing out the 2010-11 campaign with back-to-back wins, will host the Pacers in their next game on Wednesday.
Charlotte lost at Indiana, 99-77, on Jan. 7 this season and has dropped seven straight and eight of the last nine meetings between the teams. The Bobcats are winless in six straight trips to Indy and just 3-11 in the past 14 games as the visitor in this series.