The Warriors will claim their eleventh win in a row as they complete their 12-day voyage from coast to coast against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
The coverage of the NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3:00 pm. with Warriors Pregame Live, followed by Tipoff, scheduled for 4:10 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
[RELATED: How to Get Warriors Vs. Pacers observed on MyTeams 19659002] This is the first meeting this season between the teams. The Pacers have swept both games last season, including a 20-point victory in Indy.
The Warriors (35-14) will manage without striker Draymond Green, who played well, but released the night from coach Steve Kerr on the recommendation of the training staff. Surprisingly, Jordan Bell, who has not left the bench in the last two games, will replace Green.
The Pacers (32-1
PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Kevin Durant
PF – Jordan Bell
C – DeMarcus's Cousins [PG-DarrenCollison
SG – Tyreke Evans
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Myles Turner
] Warriors: Forward Draymond Green (rest), striker Jonas Jerebko (Paternity) and Center Damian Jones (left breast surgery) are reported as having been led out
Pacemaker: The guard Victor Oladipo (fracture of the right cuboid with tendon fracture) is listed as excreted.
Warriors: With Green out, Iguodala seemed the logical choice to be on the striker, but coach Steve Kerr gives Bell a chance. Bell will feature DNPs for the first time this season. … One bank matchup you have to see is the big man Kevon Looney against Indys Domantas Sabonis, who has an incredible season. Durant could also see time against Sabonis. … Curry has made his last 46 free throws the third longest series of his career.
Pacers: Losing Oladipo is a major blow that forces Evans to force his start in the Sixth Man role. This means a likely increase in minutes for point guards Cory Joseph and Aaron Holiday. , Bogdanovic's shooting skill (42.9 percent from depth) will test Durant's resistance defense, which is why Iguodala must be ready. In addition to Sabonis (average 14.8 ppg and 25.2 ppg), Joseph and the little striker Doug McDermott are the key players of the bank. Center Kyle O & Quinn and driving force T.J. Leaf spent most of the season off the rotation.
Officers: Eric Lewis (chief), Scott Wall, Aaron Smith.