The Brooklyn Nets will host the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on Wednesday evening.
The Pacers (32-35) are coming off a 121-113 win over the New York Knicks the last time out, and that win extended their winning streak to two games. Indiana has won three of the last four as well, and they seem to be clicking in all cylinders right now. Victor Oladipo led the way for the Pacers against New York with a 30-point, nine-assist, eight-rebound and six-steal performance, while Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points and Thaddeus Young contributed with 18 points and 11 rebounds. This game against Brooklyn will be their final contest before the All-Star Break, and they will to end the first half of the season on a good run. They currently have a 12-14 mark on the road, though. Will they be able to improve it against a struggling Brooklyn team?
Perhaps calling the Nets (19-39) a "struggling team" would be a bit... nice, as the team has been one of the worst clubs in the entire Association over the past few weeks. They are coming off a 101-114 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, and that defeat represented their sixth straight defeat. What's even more worrisome is that five of those six games have come at home, so the Nets can't even win in front of their fans right now. Their offense has been one of the big reasons why they have struggled (they rank dead last in field-goal percentage and in the bottom five of three-point field goal percentage as well) but defensively they have allowed over 100 points in each game during their current losing streak.
Posted on February 13, 2018 at 10:33 PM ET
Updated on February 14, 2018 at 1:31 AM ET