Is this the end of an historic run for Steph Curry and the  Golden State Warriors?

It could be. However, the Warriors could also be on their way to 23-0 tonight as they face the Indiana Pacers.

The Indiana Pacers are arguably the toughest match-up for the Warriors this season. With a healthy Paul George, the Pacers are off to a great start. They have six straight home victories. Additionally, Paul George is currently the Eastern Conference’s top scorer. It will be a battle between the two top scorers in the league. Steph Curry, at #1 , averages 32.4 points per game.

Curry, who will most likely be guarded by George Hill,  surprisingly averages 17.8 against the Pacers, which is his second-worst against any team. Furthermore, the Warriors have recently set a trend for only winning by single digit points against other teams. There have been many games in which the scores were very close, but the Warriors eventually win in the fourth quarter.

The Warriors can definitely not play like that tonight if they expect to win; they have to be dominant throughout the entire game. However, that will be very difficult going against a team that is 40.1 percent in three-point shooting. The same can be said for the Pacers who are going against a 43.7 percent three-point shooting team.

The Pacers are aware that stopping Curry will not be their primary goal. According to Coach Frank Vogel, “Steph gets a lot of attention but they’re a great team”. Klay Thompson, who averages 17.2 points per game, and Draymond Green, who averages 13.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds, are other problems that are posed for the Pacers.

This game will obviously be a close one. Each team has to find a way to dominate and undermine the other in order to get a victory. With these two great shooting teams, this game will not be one to miss.

 

DeAsia Paige

Spark Sports NBA Analyst

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