Indiana takes on Western Conference-leading Golden State
Indiana Pacers (44-28, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (48-22, first in the Western Conference)
Oakland, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Indiana Pacers take on the top-ranked team in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors are 24-10 on their home court. Golden State is 48-15 in games when they score 100 or more points.
The Pacers are 17-19 on the road. Indiana averages 43 rebounds per game and is 23-10 when pulling down more rebounds than opponents. The Warriors won the last meeting between these two squads 132-100 on Jan. 28. Stephen Curry led Golden State to the win with a 26-point game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Durant is shooting 51.3 percent and averaging 27.2 points. Draymond Green is shooting 43.5 percent and averaging 5.7 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Darren Collison leads the Pacers averaging 6.0 assists while scoring 11.3 points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 2.1 made 3-pointers and scored 22.1 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 104.4 points, 41 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting.
Warriors: 5-5, averaging 110.7 points, 44.7 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: day to day (foot), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Shaun Livingston: day to day (rest).
Pacers Injuries: Darren Collison: day to day (quad), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).