The Indiana Pacers defeated the LA Lakers Wednesday night in what was a spectacular fourth quarter from Caris LeVert, who finished the game with 30 points. He scored 22 of those 30 points in the fourth quarter.
The Pacers improve to 16-29, making this their first win since Jan. 08 against the Utah Jazz. It is their first road win since Nov. 22nd. It has been a long season for Indiana.
The Pacers’ next opponent is the Golden State Warriors, who are second in the Western Conference with a record of 32-12.
Both Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb were game-time decisions to play against the Lakers, they both played. Expect them to be good to go in tonight’s contest.
Rick Carlise after the game shared some not-so-great news regarding Sabonis and his health status.
“Sabonis has an ankle sprain that is probably going to be significant, but he was not going to come out of this (Lakers) game. He was determined to will us to win”.
The three-point shot that Sabonis hit on the bad ankle was one of the shots of the year, just a guy that was completely determined to pull us through this thing”, Carlisle said with a smile.
Indiana Pacers at Clippers Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have the Warriors as -11.5 favorites at home against the Pacers. Golden State stands as a -750 moneyline favorite while Indiana is currently a +525 moneyline underdog.
The over/under for this contest has been set at 217.0. A high-scoring bout anticipated by the oddsmakers.
Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight
SF: Justin Holiday
PF: Torrey Craig
C: Goga Bitadze
SG: Caris LeVert
PG: Malcolm Brogdon
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon – Questionable Injury/Illness (Right Achilles Tendon), McConnell, T.J. Out Injury/Illness – health and safety protocols, Myles Turner – Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle/Foot, Warren, T.J. Out Injury/Illness, Domantas Sabonis – Out, ankle sprain. Caris LeVert – Questionable, sore right calf.
Warriors: Green, Draymond Out Injury/Illness – Left L5-S1; Disc – Injury Recovery
Porter Jr., Otto Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Injury Management
Wiseman, James Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury Recovery
Indiana Pacers vs Warriors Prediction
The Indiana Pacers are coming fresh off a win against the LA Lakers in a game where Sabonis, who may not play tonight, had a 20-points triple-double, Caris LeVert scored 30 points and Brogdon had 19.
Losing Sabonis will of course make the Pacers much worse overall, but they do have depth in the Center with Goga Bitadze and rookie Isaiah Jackson, who both saw increased minutes in the last game in LA.
Goga Bitadze played just three minutes for the Pacers last night, but with Sabonis likely out, he will need to step up. Rookie Isaiah Jackson played six more minutes than Goga last night.
The Warriors are coming off a big win against the Detroit Pistons. They are 3-3 in their last six games but will have a healthy Steph Curry and now Klay Thompson, who the Pacers didn’t face in their first matchup earlier this season.
Klay is averaging 15.2 points per game since returning from a two-year absence due to injuries. The Warriors will be the healthier team in this contest, only missing one stater that is Draymond Green.
Golden State beat Indiana this season by just two points (102-100) on Dec. 13, 2021. Domantas Sabonis had 30 points and 11 rebounds in that game, so without him, Golden State should walk away with a win.
Pacers 102, Warriors 113
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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?
Monday’s contest will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and will tip-off at 10:00 PM ET.
Pacers Next Game and Schedule
The Indiana Pacers will travel to Phoenix to face the Suns this Saturday at 10:00 PM ET. The Suns beat the Pacers just last week 112-94 in Indiana. They are 34-9 and have won their last 4 games.
Jan. 24 at New Orleans
Jan. 26 vs Charlotte
Jan. 28 at OKC