Curry's squad won't be denied from deep
Coming off perhaps their most robust offensive performance of the season, the Warriors are itching to return to the court tonight. But can the re-energized Pacers keep things close at Oracle Arena?
At 10:30 p.m. ET, the two clubs will square off for the second time in two weeks. Online sports book Bovada.lv gives Golden State odds of -1700 to emerge victorious. Conversely, Nate McMillan’s troops represent +850 underdogs.
Stephen Curry & Co. put on a clinic in Saturday’s 138-109 trouncing of Phoenix, converting 66 percent of shots from beyond the arc. The perennial All-Star was responsible for five of those bombs and collected 31 points in all. Kevin Durant nearly recorded a double-double of his own.
The Pacers, for their part, defeated the Clippers over the weekend. In his first game action since Nov. 23, Paul George scored 16 points. C.J. Miles also returned to McMillan’s lineup and reached double figures.
Nonetheless, does Indiana have the horses to run with the Dubs for four quarters? Not long ago, Steve Kerr’s crew drubbed the Pacers by 37 points. While we can’t imagine such a lopsided affair in this instance, it still isn’t a fair fight. Look for the Warriors to improve to 9-2 at home.
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