Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, Betting Lines & Picks
- The Indiana Pacers are 3-2 in their last five games, hoping to secure their hold on the top four.
- The Golden State Warriors are much improved, with Stephen Curry doing his best to keep them in the top eight.
- Over 93 total regular-season meetings, the Pacers lead the Warriors 49 to 44.
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The Indiana Pacers are a well-rounded team, but their propensity to struggle offensively will likely only be exploited by the adept Warriors defence. We don’t expect a high-scoring affair.
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How to Watch Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers
|Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers Information|
|What||Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers|
|Where||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|When||7:30 PM EST, February 24th, 2021|
|How to Watch||ESPN|
Head-to-Head: Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers
|Golden State Warriors||Head-to-Head||Indiana Pacers|
|Steve Kerr||Head Coach||Nate Bjorkgren|
|16-15 (8th in West)||Standing||15-14 (4th in East)|
|110.7 (20th of 30)||Off Rtg||112.3 (14th of 30)|
|109.3 (5th of 30)||Def Rtg||110.8 (13th of 30)|
|102.9 (2nd of 30)||Pace||99.6 (14th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|S. Curry (29.9)||PPG||M. Brogdon (21.6)|
|J. Wiseman (6.1)||RPG||D. Sabonis (11.6)|
|D. Green (8.1)||APG||M. Brogdon, T. McConnell (6.6)|
|D. Green (1.3)||SPG||T. McConnell (1.7)|
|J. Wiseman (1.3)||BPG||M. Turner (3.5)|
|K. Looney (.623)/S. Curry (10.0)||FG%/FGM||G. Bitadze (.579)/D. Sabonis (8.2)|
|K. Bazemore (.439)/S. Curry (5.0)||3P%/3PM||J. Lamb, C. Stanley (.500)/M. Brogdon (2.7)|
Who Can Support Curry’s Scoring?
The Golden State Warriors are a much-improved team, however, they are rather a one-dimensional on the offensive end. To say the offence runs through Steph Curry would be an understatement.
In the Golden State Warriors’ last game, Steph Curry led the Warriors with 37 points on nine of 22 shooting from the field. While Oubre, Wiseman, and Wiggins paced his support with 19, 14, and 16 points respectively, it’s a matter of consistency to ensure their victory.
The Pacers run an organized defence, so the Warriors offence will have to be more creative than lumping passes over to Curry at every opportunity. As their assist leader, it will be up to Draymond Green to get everyone involved.
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Can the Pacers Be Sharp After Their Extended Break?
The Indiana Pacers have benefitted from an unfortunate situation, not having played for almost a week due to their match against the Spurs being postponed.
The Pacers weren’t particularly strong defensively in their last game against the Timberwolves, so they’ll be particularly cautious against a team like the Warriors that can explode on them from the perimeter.
After allowing Minnesota to hit 15 three-point field goals in their last matchup, the Pacers will need to clean up their act and do better guarding the Warriors from range. Averaging 14.5 three-pointers per game, the Warriors threat from deep will be something to key in on.
Warriors Key Player: (C) James Wiseman
Wiseman’s move had the bench spinning 😂 pic.twitter.com/xQRCfF8Opc
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 24, 2021
James Wiseman came off the bench in his last game, a win over the New York Knicks. His offensive production off the bench was more than welcome for a team that’s struggled to score when Curry takes a break.
Against the Knicks, Wiseman posted 14 points and two rebounds off the bench. While he wasn’t particularly prolific off the bench, his efficiency on the court, six of nine shooting, was greatly beneficial.
He’ll have his hands full scoring the ball against the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner are effective paint protectors, so he’ll need to be intelligent with his opportunities.
Pacers Key Player: (F-C) Domantas Sabonis
Great patience in transition from Brogdon to get Sabonis the dunk: pic.twitter.com/HMXkZXvbFE
— Tony East (@TEastNBA) February 18, 2021
Second generation NBAer Domantas Sabonis is a brilliant basketball player. Debatably snubbed from the All-Star team for 2021, Sabonis still continues to perform.
In his last game Sabonis contributed 36 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, and a block on 13 of 21 shooting from the field.
He is truly an all-around threat that the Pacers need to have a good night. An excellent passer, Sabonis will need to get his teammates involved to keep up with the Warriors’ scoring threat.
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