Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings
Stadium: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)
Indiana waited until Tyrese Heliburton returned from injury to nearly beat the Los Angeles Lakers, only to lose by one point. Now the Pacers will host Sacramento State. Will Indiana win this time?Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The game against the Lakers (111:112) and the meeting before that against Memphis (100:112) ended in a very upsetting loss for Rick Carlisle's team. While Indiana led by as many as 13 points after the first half against Los Angeles, the Grizzlies led by as many as 12 after 24 minutes. However, the former lost the second half by -14 and the latter by 24 points. However, progress from the Memphis game to the Lakers game should be acknowledged. Tyrese Haliburton, who scored 26 points and had 12 assists in his first game back from injury, was a factor.
The Kings are the ones who are truly surprising this season. And before the start of the championship, there was no doubt that Micah Brown was a great specialist with whom Sacramento was sure to progress. But the fact that the Kings would be third in the Western Conference at the start of the regular season's second half, ahead of teams like Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers, and Golden State, was hardly believable.
Expert Betting Tips
With Halliburton back on the court, Indiana would win more often and even make the playoffs in the regular season. However, that is unlikely in the case of the Sacramento State game. After all, the Pacers have a back-to-back after a challenging game with LeBron James and the Lakers, and they'll also be visited by, by the way, the third team in the Western Conference. Most likely, Sacramento will get another win and solidify its position at the top of the standings.