Despite the poor performance against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the Los Angeles Clippers came back strong after registering an impressive 135-119 victory over the Washington Wizards. In another game, the Indiana Pacers is coming off a 104-103 win against New York Knicks on a missed free throw attempt from Knicks with 0.1 seconds to play.
Clippers’ Last Game
LA Clippers took an early lead less than four minutes into the contest and concluded the first quarter with 10-points advantage due to combined effort of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Then, the Washington started the second quarter on a 20-9 run and reduce the gap to just one point with the help of Davis Bertans at the first-half.
The Clippers made a good comeback in the second-half and took 16-points lead in the third quarter with less than 4 minutes to play, but Wizards’ Ian Mahinmi and Chris Chiozza cut the deficit to three-points in less than two minutes. The Los Angeles led by seven after three quarters and increased their lead to 15-points in Q4 to seal the victory.
Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Paul George scored 27 points with six rebounds and six assists, Montrezl Harrell added 20 points and Lou Williams Chipped in 18.
Pacers’ Previous Match
The New York Knicks played exceptionally well through the first quarter thanks to Marcus Morris and RJ Barrett who took charge of the team and took a lead of 7-points at the midway of Q1. The Pacers rebounded emphatically and took the lead of 5-points till the end of first-quarter with the support of TJ Warren and Domantis Sabonis.
The second and third quarter turned into a one-on-one battle between the two teams, with the Pacers again taking the lead of 8-points.
The Pacers increased their lead to 92-81, but the Knicks went on a 14-4 run with the help of Elfrid Payton to reduce the gap to only one point. Later, trailing by just two points in the closing seconds, Knicks’ Julius missed a game-tying free-throw attempt, and eventually lost the game. T.J. Warren led the Pacers with 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting.
The Pacers are playing good basketball in recent weeks having won 8 of their last 9 games to improve to 15-8 and are currently sitting at 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Pacers are good in both offense and defense, scored 109.2 points per game while allowing 104.5 points per game.
Los Angeles Clippers are in excellent form this season and have won 17 out of 24 games played this season. Los Angeles sits second in the Western Conference league table. The team is good in offensive end but are lacking in defensive end of the game, scored an average of 114.4 points per game while allowing an average of 108.3 points per game.
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Tips
The Clippers are just 4-6 away from home, while the Pacers have an impressive 9-2 home record. The Pacers have the edge going into the match as one cannot overlook the poor on the road record of Los Angeles this season. Add to it the fact that Indiana have frustratingly lost quite a few games they should have won. Thus, back the Pacers to take full use of their home advantage and win this contest against the Clippers.