The Warriors had a nice home court advantage in Oakland, but during the first season in their new luxury home, the Dubs are missing talent more than any boost they got from the Oracle Arena crowd. Stephen Curry is trending toward a return, but not tonight. Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney are other key cogs missing that have held the Warriors down this season.
Of course, the Pacers will be without Victor Oladipo (but only for two more games!!!) and Malcolm Brogdon which levels the injury impact. T.J. McConnell has worked well with the starting lineup (sadly he’s had plenty of opportunities due to injuries), so the Pacers should have enough depth in reserve to attack the Warriors early in search of another road win.
The late night tip will add to a festive Friday night. Cheers!
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
When: 10:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: T.J. McConnell Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Warriors: D’Angelo Russell, Damion Lee, Glenn Robinson III, Draymond Green, Willie Cauley-Stein
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) - out
GSW: Jacob Evans III (concussion) - questionable, Stephen Curry (left hand) - out, Kevon Looney (left abdominal) - out, Klay Thompson (left knee) - out
Enemy view: Golden State of Mind
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