The Golden State Warriors are on their penultimate outing of a six-game road trip— Stephen Curry and crew went 3-2 in that stretch but needs a better performance from their last game to get the win at Indiana, where the Pacers have won four straight.
Curry had 34 points in their last game but needed 27 shots to get there. He also had turnovers in a 104-98 loss versus the Toronto Raptors last Sunday. David Lee had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds while Klay Thompson finished with only 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting from the field.
Meanwhile, the Pacers are aiming for their sixth straight W overall and are coming off a close 94-91 win over the lowly Utah Jazz also last Sunday. David West was the leader in this one ending up with 25 points and five other players scored 8 points or more for Indiana, which still holds the best record in the NBA with a 46-13 win-loss card.
The Miami Heat (43-14) and Oklahoma City Thunder (45-15) are breathing down the necks of the Pacers for the NBA leadership.
This is the second and final meeting between these two squads. The Pacers beat the Warriors in Golden State, 102-94 on January 20. Five players finished in double-figure scoring for Indiana led by Paul George's 23 markers.
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Betting Lines: Golden State Warriors (+5.5) vs. Indiana Pacers (O/U: 196.5) Game time: 10 am AEDT
Golden State Warriors Trends - The Warriors are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games - The Warriors are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. East teams - The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after an ATS loss
Indiana Pacers Trends - The Pacers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games - The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. Pacific teams - The Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home