Is Stephen Curry the best in the NBA?
It’s getting harder and harder to think otherwise. The Golden State Warriors standout and his squad are still undefeated and looking to keep their historic streak alive tonight with a matchup against the Indiana Pacers.
Of course, any road game is a challenge and it’s even harder when the road game means a matchup against Paul George. The Eastern Conference’s top scorer has been quietly flying under the headline-making radar this season, but he’s been just as dominant as ever.
Here’s how to watch the non-conference matchup on Tuesday night and check out two of the biggest names in the entire league. Here’s everything you need to know about the hardwood faceoff:
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
TV Channel: NBA TV
Line: Golden State opened as 5.5-point favorites via OddsShark
Live Stream: NBA League Pass after the game has finished
Game Preview: The Warriors can improve to 23-0 on the season and notch their 27th regular season victory on Tuesday night, but, even more impressive, Golden State can also become the first team to open 13-0 on the road in NBA history tonight.
Oh, and for good measure, the reigning champs can match the second longest regular-season win streak in league history. So, you know, just another night for the Warriors.
Of course, the spotlight will be shining brightly on Stephen Curry, who has scored 84 points in his last two games and is averaging 32.4 points a game. But Curry has struggled a bit against the Pacers in the past and his 17.8 points average against them is his second-worst against an opponent.
On the flip side, Paul George is ready to jumpstart his own offensive rhythm and comes into the tilt averaging 27.6 points this season, fresh off a career-high 48 in last week’s 122-119 overtime loss to Utah.
“We’re definitely geared with our personnel to match up with this team,” George said. “It looks good on paper, we’ve just got to go out and execute.”
The best chance for the Pacers to play spoiler tonight? Defense. Indiana is the best defensive teams in steals (9.2 per game) and forcing turnovers (17.3 per game). Golden State, meanwhile, averages 16 turnovers a night, one of the league’s worst marks.
Game on, hoops fans.