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Game Thread #6: Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers

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Indiana Pacers
2-4 2-3
Novermber 11, 2009 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Monta Ellis PG T.J. Ford
Stephen Curry SG Brandon Rush
Kelena Azubuike SF Dahntay Jones
Stephen Jackson PF Danny Granger
Mikki Moore C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers host the Golden State Warriors tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse. Both teams like to push the ball up and down the floor, although the Pacerse have won their past two games relying on less points and more defense.

On the other hand, the Warriors won their last game by wearing out the scoreboard with 146 points. Normally I'd say the first one to 120 wins, but tonight maybe 120 is the over/under for the win. Pacers win by keeping it under 120 and the Warriors win by going over 120. Of course, the teams rank 1st (GSW) and 3rd (IND) in pace so maybe 130 is more like it except a race to 130 just seems absurd.

The Warriors and Pacers actually match up pretty well. The Warriors have a little more depth in terms of offensive weapons who can get out and run and score from the arc or at the rim. The Pacers should see an advantage in the paint with Andris Biedrens out and Roy Hibbert enjoying a size advantage in the paint. Needless to say, the Pacers' defense will be put to the test and just in case, the blue and gold better start knocking down shots at a better rate than they have lately.

Regardless of the outcome, games against the Warriors are always entertaining. For a Golden State perspective check out Golden State of Mind.

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