Seeking 6th straight win, Lakers face off against Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-32, ninth in the Western Conference) will face off against the Indiana Pacers (41-33, sixth in the Eastern Conference) in Indianapolis on Friday at 7 p.m. EDT. Los Angeles is riding a five-game win streak and will look to continue their momentum with a victory over Indiana.

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

When it comes to shooting, the Pacers make 50.5% of their shots from the field, which is 3.2 percentage points higher than what the Lakers allow their opponents to shoot (47.3%). Additionally, the Lakers average 11.8 made 3-pointers per game, which is 0.9 more than what the Pacers typically give up.

This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with the Lakers coming out on top in their previous encounter with a score of 150-145 on March 25. In that game, Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 36 points, while Pascal Siakam led the Pacers with 36 points.

Key players to watch include Tyrese Haliburton, who is averaging 20.3 points and 11 assists for the Pacers, and Austin Reaves, who is shooting 48.9% and averaging 16.1 points for the Lakers. In terms of recent performance, the Pacers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games, while the Lakers have gone 7-3.

In terms of injuries, Bennedict Mathurin is out for the season for the Pacers, while Christian Wood, Jarred Vanderbilt, Colin Castleton, Gabe Vincent, Jalen Hood-Schifino, and Anthony Davis are dealing with injuries for the Lakers.

By Samantha Robertson

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