The Battle of the Best: Lakers Take on Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Lakers Face Off Against Pacers, Aiming for 6th Consecutive Victory

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-32, ninth in the Western Conference) will take on the Indiana Pacers (41-33, sixth in the Eastern Conference) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Lakers are looking to extend their five-game win streak with a victory over the Pacers.

The Pacers have been impressive at home, boasting a 21-15 record and featuring the NBA’s top-scoring offense, which averages 122.9 points per game while shooting an incredible 50.5% from the field. On the other hand, the Lakers have struggled on the road, with a 14-20 record and a poor performance in games decided by 10 points or more (16-22).

One of Indiana’s strengths is their shooting percentage of 50.5%, which is 3.2 percentage points higher than what opponents have allowed the Lakers to shoot (47.3%). The Lakers average an impressive 11.8 made three-pointers per game, which is just 0.9 makes more than what the Pacers have given up per game.

This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with the Lakers winning their last encounter with a score of 150-145 on March 25. Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers with 36 points in that game, while Pascal Siakam scored an equally impressive amount for Indiana (also 36).

Key players to watch include Tyrese Haliburton, who averages an impressive 20.3 points and dishes out an average of 11 assists for Indiana, and Austin Reaves, who has been shooting well for Los Angeles lately (averaging around .489 and scoring around .76 points per game). Both teams have been playing well recently: India won six out of their last ten games and averaged around .984 point per game; meanwhile Los Angeles won seven out of ten games with an average score of .967 point per game

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