With the second installment of their seven game road trip this afternoon the Golden State Warriors are looking to right the ship against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Field House, and inch closer back to the .500 mark for the season. The W’s are coming off a tough 126-123 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, their third straight loss in a row.
They head into Indianapolis to face a surging Pacers team that has an identical record to the Warriors (26-32) but hold the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference thanks to their 9-5 record since Frank Vogel took over for Jim O’Brien in late January. In their last meeting on January 19th Monta Ellis dropped 36 points including a fade away jumper with 0.6 seconds left on the clock to solidify the 110-108 victory for the W’s. It’s going to take another big performance by Monta for the Warriors to get out of Indiana with a win.
The Pacers are a team that matches up pretty well with Golden State and should prove to be a tougher test than one might think. Look for Indiana’s Roy Hibbert to have a big impact on today’s game, he’s got a couple inches on Andre Biedrins and David Lee, who are going to have their hands full.
Game time is set for a 4 pm PT tip-off and will be broadcast on CSN Bay Area as well as KNBR 1050.