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Recreation Preview: Pacers vs. Nets

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Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:00 PM ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Recreation Preview

The Indiana Pacers (10-7) intention to interrupt a tied season sequence in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets (9-10) Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Indiana beat Brooklyn 125-116 on Oct. 29 earlier than falling to the Nets 116-109 on Oct. 31. Each video games had been performed in New York.

The Pacers are coming off a 115-101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, which snapped a five-game successful streak.

Within the loss, the Pacers trailed practically the complete recreation after falling behind by 17 factors within the first quarter.

Pacers heart Myles Turner scored 31 factors within the recreation and rookie Bennedict Mathurin added 21 factors off the bench.

The Timberwolves’ big-man tandem of Rudy Gobert (21 factors, 16 rebounds) and Karl Anthony-Cities (23 factors, 11 rebounds) dominated, because the Pacers had been outscored 74-38 within the paint and out-rebounded 50-30 total .

After a shaky begin to its season the Nets have improved its play in current weeks, together with successful three of its final 4 video games.

On Wednesday, the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 112-98 on 29 factors from Kyrie Irving, 15 factors by Royce O’Neale (5 3-pointers) and 14 factors and 12 rebounds from Nic Claxton. Former NBA MVP Kevin Durant was held to 12 factors.

This season, Irving is averaging 25.5 factors per recreation and 4.2 assists and Durant is placing up 28.8 factors per contest, 6.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

Brooklyn is averaging 111.3 factors per recreation whereas giving up 111.8 in comparison with Indiana’s 116.8 factors scored per recreation and 114.1 given up.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Buddy Hield, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Jalen Smith, C – Myles Turner

Nets: G – Ben Simmons, G – Kyrie Irving, F – Kevin Durant, F – Royce O’Neal C – Nic Claxton

Damage Report

Pacers: Isaiah Jackson – questionable (left ankle sprain), Andrew Nembhard – questionable (left knee bruise), Chris Duarte – out (left ankle sprain), Daniel Theis – out (proper knee surgical procedure).

Nets: Seth Curry – out (left ankle harm administration), TJ Warren – out (left foot harm restoration), Yuta Watanabe – out (proper hamstring tightness).

LastMeeting

Oct. 31, 2022: Coming off a loss to Indiana two days prior, Durant scored 36 factors in a 116-109 Brooklyn win in opposition to the Pacers on Halloween.

The Nets jumped out to an early 33-18 lead within the first quarter earlier than the Pacers stormed again late to tie the sport midway via the ultimate body.

Regardless of conserving it shut down the stretch, together with trailing 112-109 with 1:43 remaining, an Irving floater and free throws by Durant closed the sport within the waning seconds.

Chris Duarte led the Pacers with 30 factors and Hield chipped in 22.

Two key gamers did not take the ground resulting from harm, as Nesmith didn’t play for the Pacers and Simmons sat out for the Nets.

Indiana shot 47.3 % within the recreation to Brooklyn’s 53.8 %. The Pacers struggled to care for the ball, turning it over 24 occasions to the Nets’ 19 giveaways.

Noteworthy

  • Within the first matchup of the season with the Nets, the Pacers set a franchise document for 3-pointers made in a recreation with 23.
  • The Pacers have a document of 7-2 in November.
  • Mathurin’s profession excessive for factors in a recreation (32) was scored in opposition to the Nets on Oct. 29.
Broadcast Data (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: Bally Sports activities Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)

Tickets

The Pacers shut out a four-game homestand on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:00 PM ET after they welcome Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets to Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Discover Tickets >>

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