The Indiana Pacers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday night. The Pacers (13-7) come into Wednesday’s contest riding a wave of stellar play, as they’ve notched wins in six of their last seven games. Their most recent success came at the expense of the Memphis Grizzlies, which they toppled by a 117-104 score on Monday night. Malcolm Brogdon led the way for the Pacers with 19 points, adding nine assists and six rebounds. Domantas Sabonis generated an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double that also included eight assists. Myles Turner provided 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Jeremy Lamb contributed 15 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals, while Justin Holiday matched Lamb’s scoring tally off the bench. T.J. Warren poured in 14 points to round out a strong night for the first unit. The Pacers will continue to be without Victor Oladipo (knee), Edmond Sunmer (hand) and JaKarr Sampson (back) for Wednesday’s game. The Thunder (8-11) still sport an unsightly record for the season, but they’ll come into Wednesday’s game on an upswing with three wins in their last four games. OKC’s latest triumph was over the New Orleans Pelicans, which they bested by a 107-104 score on Sunday evening. Danilo Gallinari paced the Thunder with a 23-point, 11-rebound double-double that also included three assists. Steven Adams managed a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double and also recorded two assists, one steal and two blocks. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder both contributed 17 points as well, with Gilgeous-Alexander also pulling down nine rebounds. Chris Paul delivered 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds. The Thunder will be without Andre Roberson (knee) and Hamidou Diallo (elbow) for Wednesday’s game. Wednesday’s game marks the second and final meeting between the Pacers and Thunder this season. Indiana holds a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 111-85 victory on Nov. 12.
December 4, 2019