Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone!
Wow, today we have some awesome games to look forward to, both in the afternoon and later tonight. It was real tough to decide on game of the night out of today’s great selection of games, but I had to go with the Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors game, which will be played in Oracle Arena.
The Pacers come into this game with a 32-7 record (11-6 away) and on a 4-game winning streak. Paul George and Lance Stephenson have been phenomenal. George is averaging 23.2 PPG this season and his making a strong case on why he should win the MVP award this year. Stephenson has been making many statements as of late, scoring in double-digits in almost every game now.
Indiana has no significant injuries heading into this match-up.
The Warriors come in with a 26-16 record (12-5 home). They’ve been playing some better basketball, but are still inconsistent. Stephen Curry has been incredible this season, as he has continually put the team on his back. Curry is averaging 23.5 PPG and 9.2 APG this season.
Golden State will be without Festus Ezeli (knee) and Jermaine O’Neal (wrist).
Prediction: I got the Pacers winning this in a close contest. Indiana is playing much more consistent basketball than the Warriors, and Paul George has been absolutely unstoppable.
National TV: TNT
Time: 10:30 PM ET