Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers : The Indiana Pacers and the Golden State Warriors duke it out at the Oracle Arena on Thursday night.The Indiana Pacers have been in a bit of a slump as they’ve lost eight of their last 12 games and they will be hoping to put an end to a three-game losing streak after falling short against the Clippers in a 115-109 road loss on Tuesday. Get a summary of the Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers basketball game.
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Indiana Pacers (44-28, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (48-22, first in the Western Conference)
Oakland, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Indiana Pacers take on the top-ranked team in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors are 24-10 on their home court. Golden State is 48-15 in games when they score 100 or more points.
The Pacers are 17-19 on the road. Indiana averages 43 rebounds per game and is 23-10 when pulling down more rebounds than opponents. The Warriors won the last meeting between these two squads 132-100 on Jan. 28. Stephen Curry led Golden State to the win with a 26-point game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Durant is shooting 51.3 percent and averaging 27.2 points. Draymond Green is shooting 43.5 percent and averaging 5.7 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Darren Collison leads the Pacers averaging 6.0 assists while scoring 11.3 points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 2.1 made 3-pointers and scored 22.1 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 104.4 points, 41 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting.
Warriors: 5-5, averaging 110.7 points, 44.7 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: day to day (foot), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Shaun Livingston: day to day (rest).
Pacers Injuries: Darren Collison: day to day (quad), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).
This is a big game between two playoff bound teams with similar color schemes. The Warriors are coming home after a 3-1 outcome on their road trip, while the Pacers have dropped the first three games of their four game road trip.
The Dubs are in a duel for the West’s #1 seed with the upstart Denver Nuggets, while the Pacers are clinging to the fourth seed in the East.
The last time these two teams played, the Pacers were mourning the loss of star guard Victor Oladipo while the Warriors were celebrating the return of monstrous big man, DeMarcus Cousins.
LOS ANGELES — The state of the Indiana Pacers grows more ominous for this trip. The only way they don’t return home 0-4 is by winning at the Golden State Warriors.
In the second game of a back-to-back Tuesday night, the Pacers trailed throughout in a 115-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. In their previous two games on this trip, they gave up double-digit leads to the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.
The Pacers (44-28) only scored 16 points in the opening quarter and had 14 turnovers in the first half.
“We got to get sharper,” coach Nate McMillan said. “Got to be stronger with the basketball. We got to make our breaks. That’s doing things like rebounding the ball, the hustle points, loose balls. You’ve got to get those.”
The teams split the season series 1-1 and the Pacers end their trip Thursday at the Warriors before returning home for a rematch with the Nuggets.
Darren Collison (right thigh contusion) missed a game for the first time this season after he had a collision on a charge in Portland. The soreness lingered and McMillan said Collison could miss the road finale.