Pacers vs. Warriors Preview

Tonight, the Pacers will face the Golden State Warriors, with former Pacer Mark Jackson coaching the squad. The Warriors experienced similar problems to what the Pacers faced in their last game, as they were leading the Nets before collapsing and falling to the Nets in the fourth, leading to a 107-100 loss.

Golden State is 5-9, but are on a strong 3-1 stretch. For the Pacers, they key is to obviously stop Monta Ellis with Stephen Curry still out. Then again, the Warriors have been rolling with newly-signed Nate Robinson, another fellow Indiana should watch out for. This will be a homecoming for Lou Amundson, who will face his old team, as will Brandon Rush, who will host his former team.

I expect Indiana to get an advantage in the rebounding department, led by Roy Hibbert, David West, and Tyler Hansbrough after the Warriors were outrebounded by 20 to the Nets. The Pacers should be able to do well on attacking the boards tonight.

And like the Kings game, we are still on “Granger Watch.” Granger’s 23.3 points averaged against the Warriors is his highest against any other team. Can he get it together tonight? We’ll see, but more importantly is if Indiana can finish things off unlike Wednesday night.

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