The Clippers and the Pacers will take on each other this Thursday Night in one of the most interesting game of the week, at 7 PM ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have won five straight games, including a victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night. Robert Hibbert was expelled from the game after a fight developed during the fourth quarter. “There were two or three guys coming after (Hibbert),” Pacers forward David West said. “We preach and talk about togetherness, so that’s part of what we’re going to do. We’re going to defend one another. They came after him too many times.”
“Indiana’s a very physical team,” Warrior David Lee said. “They’re one of the most physical teams, if not the most physical team in the East.”
The Clippers will try to show the Pacers how tough they are. They have won two games in a row and six of the last seven, including a 22 point beating they gave to the Bobcats on Tuesday.
“We tried to attack early and be aggressive,” Chris Paul said. “We have to let our defense dictate our offense. Our defense is so amazing. We got two dynamic bigs in D.J. and Griffin who can block shots. When we get stops we’re tough in transition because we’ve got high fliers.”
“We did a good job after that initial first quarter,” said Blake Griffin, who had seven rebounds and six assists. “When we get out and get easy buckets it gets us going.”