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Indiana vs. Golden State: Can the Pacers Keep Win Streak Alive on the Road?

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Riding a four-game winning streak, the Indiana Pacers begin their five-game West Coast trip tonight against a feisty Golden State Warriors squad. The road hasn’t been kind to the Pacers this year, so it begs to question whether the Warriors could get the best of the Pacers tonight.

This will be the first meeting between these two squads this season. The last time they met Roy Hibbert ended up being ejected after fighting with Stephen Curry, which spilled over into the crowd. It’s unlikely we will see anything like that in this game, but the love loss between the two teams is assured to remain.

Just like every other game, the Pacers are taking on a squad who scores 100 points with ease, but also gives up 100 points with ease. The Warriors are ranked 10th in the league in scoring (103.9 points per game) and 12th in opponent scoring (99.4 points), while the Pacers are stuck at 20th in scoring (98.1 points) and remain dominate on the defensive end, leading the league at 88.2 points per game.

Golden State gave up 120-plus points in back-to-back games last week, losing both, before holding the New Orleans Pelicans to 87 last Saturday. Indiana on the other hand, hasn’t allowed a team to score 100 or more points since the Detroit Pistons back on Dec. 16, 2013.

The matchup to watch tonight will be George Hill and Stephen Curry. Hill has a tendency to get outplayed by quicker and overall better point guards, which Curry is. Curry is going to get his 20 points one way or another, but if Hill can keep him closer to the 20 side and not the 30-plus side, then it will be easier for the Pacers to come away with a victory.

This will be a game that can go either way. The Pacers’ offense has improved drastically since the return of Danny Granger and their defense has only gotten better. But they will need a complete game to stop the Warriors and get their road trip off to a great start.

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