Most teams fear West Coast road trips. No matter how good the squads you play are, it’s just a taxing stretch of games. Tonight, Indiana will play its third road game in California in five days. Worse still, the opponent, Golden State, has one of the better home-court advantages in the Association so the Pacers will have to come to play in Oakland in order to make this a flawless Pacific swing.
The Warriors won’t make it easy, as they have been playing very good basketball so this year — especially of late. They have won four of their last five, beating Brooklyn, Denver, Dallas and Minnesota while only losing to the Nuggets.
Regardless, if the Pacers can manage to win, they will be back above .500 for the first time since November 3, and easily make tonight the high point of their young season.
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