The Golden State Warriors have been playing exceptionally good basketball all season, but now they will have to challenge one of the best teams at home as they visit the Indiana Pacers, Tuesday at 7 PM ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The encounter between these two actually is a faceoff between teams that might have a long shot at the title, but actually know exactly what they are as a team.
Golden State has won three in a row, including victories over the San Antonio Spurs, and the Minnesota Timberwolves over the last few days.
“It’s new to a lot of people,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said about David Lee, who has been tremendous lately. “But that’s whom he is for us. He’s been a sparkplug off the bench for us. He’s been a leader. He’s been a no-nonsense guy with a tremendous voice.”
The Pacers record says they are an in a good place at the moment, also. Indiana has won four in a row, with wins by double digits in all games (against the Bobcats, Knicks and Piston twice).
“Any time you play a team back-to-back, they are going to be dialed into what you do, especially with this being the fourth time this season.” Paul George said. “We knew they were going to make it a different game this time, but we take pride in our defense.”
The Warriors have beaten the Pacers this season already, back on December 1st with a 103-92 result.