Preview: Indiana At Golden State

When: 10:30 PM  ET, Monday, December 5, 2016
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Matchup Edge
IND Edge in: GS
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Before embarking on a lengthy road trip — all against Western Conference opponents — the Golden State Warriors will try to close out a lengthy homestand in winning fashion when they host the Indiana Pacers on Monday. The Warriors bounced back in a big way from a double-overtime defeat to Houston by pounding Phoenix 138-109 on Saturday to improve to 3-1 on their homestand.

It was Golden State's eighth win by at least 20 points and it ran the squad's record streak of regular-season games without consecutive losses to 106. "We're a bunch of real pros. We don't have letups that often, but when we do, we respond the best we can," guard Klay Thompson told reporters. "I thought tonight was a perfect example of that. I don't know how long we can keep that streak alive. It's really impressive; I'm not going to lie." Stephen Curry led the way with 31 points and Thompson added 26 as Golden State shot a season-best 62.8 percent and made a phenomenal 14 of its 21 3-point attempts, also a season high. The Warriors gave the Pacers their worst home loss in franchise history with a 120-83 triumph last month but Indiana has recovered to win three of five and star forward Paul George returned from back and ankle injuries in an impressive 111-102 win at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FSN Indiana, CSN Bay Area (Golden State)

ABOUT THE PACERS (10-10): George had 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals against the Clippers in his first action since Nov. 23. Six others reached double figures in scoring, led by forward Thaddeus Young (17 points) and reserve guard Rodney Stuckey, who matched George with 16 points in just 21 minutes. In addition to George, starting center Myles Turner and backup forward C.J. Miles also missed the loss to the Warriors earlier this season and scored in double figures against the Clippers.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS (17-3): Not that Curry, Thompson and Kevin Durant ever need much help on the offensive end, but the team must have enjoyed seeing reserve big men David West and JaVale McGee get more into the act in Saturday's rout. McGee recorded a season-high 11 points in only 13 minutes while West reached double figures for the first time this season, also in 13 minutes. Golden State is 9-1 on the road and opens a five-game trip at the Clippers on Wednesday.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Pacers shot a season-low 32 percent in their loss to the Warriors earlier this season.

2. Curry and Thompson have combined to make 33 3-pointers in the first four games of the homestand.

3. Indiana is 0-3 in the second game of a back-to-back.

PREDICTION: Warriors 121, Pacers 101

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Indiana 10-10 W1 8-4 2-6 0-0 10-10 2-2 5-7
Golden State 17-3 W1 8-2 9-1 2-0 15-3 5-1 12-3

Last Meeting

Indiana Golden State
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/21/16 GS 120 IND 83 83 49 32.0 120 60 44.4

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
IND R. Stuckey 21 58.3 7
GS K. Thompson 25 55.6 1
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
IND K. Seraphin 14 6 8
GS K. Durant 11 0 11
Assists Player  
IND A. Brooks 3
GS D. Green 7
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
IND J. Teague 380 42.3 98
GS K. Durant 692 55.8 149
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
IND M. Turner 170 37 133
GS K. Durant 204 17 187
Assists Player  
IND J. Teague 159
GS D. Green 165

Quickchart Matchup

Indiana  Off vs  Golden State Def
104.2 Points For
106.5 Points Against
45.7 FG%
43.4 FG%
42.4 Reb
44.0 Reb
Golden State Off vs  Indiana Def
119.1 Points For
106.3 Points Against
50.2 FG%
44.9 FG%
44.0 Reb
47.2 Reb

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Indiana Overall Golden State
10-10 W/L 17-3
8-12-0 ATS 9-10-1
11-9-0 O/U 12-8-0
104.2 Pts For 119.1
106.2 Pts Against 106.4
Indiana A/H Golden State
2-6 W/L 8-2
2-6-0 ATS 4-6-0
7-1-0 O/U 7-3-0
105.2 Pts For 122.1
115.1 Pts Against 109.5