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Clash of Titans: Lakers vs. Pacers in a High-Stakes NBA Showdown

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
Seeking 6th straight win, Lakers face off against Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-32, ninth in the Western Conference) and the Indiana Pacers (41-33, sixth in the Eastern Conference) are set to face off against each other in Indianapolis on Friday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Lakers have been on a roll lately with a five-game win streak and will look to keep their momentum going with a victory over the Pacers.

The Pacers have been strong at home with an impressive 21-15 record. They lead the NBA in scoring, averaging 122.9 points per game while shooting an amazing 50.5% from the field. On the other hand, the Lakers struggle on the road with a 14-20 record and a 16-22 mark in games decided by 10 points or more.

When it comes to shooting, the Pacers make an incredible 50.5% of their shots from the field, which is 3.2 percentage points higher than what opponents allow them to shoot (47.3%). Additionally, the Lakers average just under 10 made three-pointers per game, which is only 0.9 more than what the Pacers typically give up at three-point range.

This will be the second time these two teams meet this season, with Los Angeles coming out on top in their first encounter with a score of 150-145 on March 25th. In that game, Anthony Davis led Los Angeles with an impressive performance of 36 points while Pascal Siakam led Indiana with also 36 points.

Key players to watch include Tyrese Haliburton for Indiana who has been averaging an impressive double-double this season (20 points and ten assists), and Austin Reaves for Los Angeles who has been shooting exceptionally well so far (48 percent from field). In terms of recent performance, both teams have gone their separate ways: Indiana went 6 out of their last ten games while Los Angeles went seven out of their last ten games.

In terms of injuries, Bennedict Mathurin is out for Indiana’s season while Christian Wood, Jarred Vanderbilt , Colin Castleton , Gabe Vincent , Jalen Hood-Schifino , and Anthony Davis are all nursing injuries for Los Angeles before this important matchup

By Samantha Nguyen

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