Paul George Takes On Kevin Durant: Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

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By James Patrick Quizon | December 9, 2013 11:24 AM EST

A day after beating the defending Western Conference champions San Antonio Spurs, the Indiana Pacers bring league-best record against yet another powerhouse team from the conference in the Oklahoma City Thunder, which have yet to lose at home this season.

The Pacers beat the Spurs, 111-100, in Texas behind Paul George's 28 points and 6 assists and had ample help from David West (20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals), Lance Stephenson (15 points) and Roy Hibbert (12 points and 10 assists).

Meanwhile, the Thunder have won 9 of their last 10 games. The last win featured win against the New Orleans Pelicans, 109-95, with Kevin Durant's 28 points leading the way. Serge Ibaka had 17 points, 13 reounds and 3 blocks and Russell Westbrook had 25 points and 4 steals for OKC.

The Thunder are first in the league in taking care of the board with 46.8 rebounds per game, while the Pacers are tops in containing the opponents’ scoring, limiting them to just 88.1 points per game.

Oklahoma City has won three of the last four match-ups with Indiana and has covered the spread three times out of four as well.

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Betting Lines: Indiana Pacers (+4.5) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (O/U 194.5)
Game time: 12:30 pm AEDT

Indiana Pacers Trends
- Pacers are 25-10 in their last 25 games
- Pacers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
- Pacers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. West teams

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends
- Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Central division teams
- Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home
- Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the Pacers

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