The Golden State Warriors are on an amazing seven-match winning streak, and they will want to script their eighth win on a trot as they face Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday. The Warriors will start the match as favourites, but Pacers will take inspiration from their stunning OT win over Oklahoma City Thunder in the last match.
Warriors' loss to Lakers early November has woken up Stephen Curry and his team, as they have been brilliant in all departments of the game. Draymond Green has been strong on the defence, and the trio of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been doing what they know best – score points with their skills.
Durant, who is in his first season for the Warriors, have settled already. He, infact, tops the chart with 27.9 ppg. Curry and Thompson are second and third with 26.4 and 20 ppg this season. With Durant in this team, the Warriors do not have to depend on Curry alone for victories, as Durant can play that role perfectly. Curry can be rested at times as well.
It is such brilliant all-round performances, which has helped them enjoy 11-2 win-loss record. They have lost to Spurs and Lakers only, but defeated massive teams like Thunder and Raptors among others.
One also needs to give credit to coach Steve Kerr, who has handled the team brilliantly and come up with some good plans to script important wins. This team under Durant will only improve further, which are dangerous signs for other teams.
So Pacers must have chalked out plans to contain the Warriors trio on Monday. Will it work? The Pacers have been decent this season, winning seven and losing seven. They will have plenty of positive things to look forward to after their win over Thunder.
Their star Jeff Teague was on a league of his own on Monday, and the Pacers will hope to see him shine yet against the Warriors. Thaddeus Young also contributed offensively in the win. They need to come with an all-round performance to stun Warriors. But they will have to do it without stars like Paul George and CJ Miles due to injuries once again.
Where to Watch Live
Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors game is scheduled for 7pm ET (1am GMT, 5.30am IST) start. Live Streaming and TV information can be found below.
India: No live coverage
UK: TV: BT Sport. Live Streaming: Watch BT Sport
Philippines: NBA Premium
USA: NBA League Pass