Just another great situational game for Indiana and a rough stretch of the schedule for Oklahoma City.
This is the back end of a B2B as well as 3rd game in 4 days for OKC. Last night they had to battle for a tremendous come from behind win against Brooklyn. Star players logging huge minutes once again, and Paul George still nursing a sore shoulder trying to get back to his MVP caliber self. And it was another short turnaround, long travel day for the Thunder. In fact this is actually their 3rd back to back within the last 12 days! 6th different city in 9 days, can you say jet lag?
Indiana is a team that grinds and wears you down with the top defense in the league at home. Indiana is also much better prepared for this game with an extra day off, and a nice “warmup” game against the Knicks 2 days ago at home.
Both teams are fighting for playoff position and once again I think Indiana will have more energy and feed of their crowd. Paul George is coming back to town and I think Indiana will be extra geared up for this contest! Advantage Indiana Pacers!