Oklahoma City Thunder is coming off with two wins in a row against New Orleans Pelicans. Both wins were registered by a narrow margin one with a score of 109-104 on November 29 and another with a score of 107-104 last game. Indiana Pacers also heads into this game with a win against Memphis Grizzlies with a score of 104-117.
The Thunder took an early lead of 4 points in Q1 and managed one point lead through the second quarter. The OKC increased their lead to 5-points in Q3 and then the opponents came back strong in the fourth quarter, but were short of 3 points at the buzzer. Chris Paul scored seven of his 16 points late in the fourth quarter for the OKC to register an important win over Pelicans.
Danilo Gallinari led the OKC with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dennis Schroeder and Steven Adams scored 17 points each.
The Indiana Pacers, on the other hand, dominated the last game from start to finish, charging out to a 5-point first-quarter lead and increased to 10 points at the end of second quarter. In the second-half, the game briefly turned into a one-on-one battle between the two teams, with the Pacers again taking the lead and never looked back, outscoring their opponents by 117-104.
This was a great team effort from Pacers with all the players giving it their best right up to the finish. Seven Pacers scored in double digits to register a win over Grizzlies with Malcolm Brogdon led the team with 19 points, Domantas Sabonis chipped in 18, Myles Turner added 17 points, Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday scored 15 apiece, T.J. Warren added another 14 points and Aaron Holiday scored 11 points.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers Betting Tips
Despite the team placed tenth in the Western Conference with a 8-11 record, the Thunder played exceptionally well for the last few days having won two straight games and three of their last four games. The Pacers are also playing good basketball in recent weeks having won 7 of their last 8 games to improve to 13-7 and are currently sitting at 6th place in the Eastern Conference.
This is a hard to call game with both sides being evenly matched. However, the home advantage gives the Thunder a slight edge. Therefore, they are predicted to win this high-octane clash.