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Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets: Match Preview and Predictions - 30th October 2019

Achyut Dubey
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:53 IST

New threats present new opportunities
New threats present new opportunities

Match details

Fixture: Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets

Date and time: Tuesday, 30th October 2019 (7:30 PM ET)

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Last game results

Indiana Pacers (0-3): 94-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons (28th October, Monday)

Brooklyn Nets (1-2): 133-134 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies (27th October, Sunday)

Indiana Pacers Preview

Despite housing a talented roster, the Indiana Pacers are yet to register a win this season. Their three-game losing streak has dragged them to the bottom of the East standings to begin this year's campaign.

Contrary to popular belief, the additions of TJ Warren and Malcolm Brogdon haven't resulted in an upturn in Indiana's offensive production as a whole. Averaging just a sliver above 100 points per game, the Pacers have been unable to carry forward their dominant preseason showing into the regular season.

Key Player - Malcolm Brogdon

Brogdon has been a welcome addition to the Pacers lineup.
Brogdon has been a welcome addition to the Pacers lineup.

Malcolm Brogdon was a pivotal element of the Milwaukee Bucks' offense before he landed in a Pacers uniform. The 2017 Rookie of the Year is averaging a career-high 22.3 points per game across the three games he has played for Indiana and leads his squad in scoring. Shooting 45% from the floor and over 43% from downtown, the former Bucks shooting guard has found his groove despite his team's apparent shortcomings.


Pacers predicted lineup

Domantas Sabonis, TJ Warren, Edmond Sumner, Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon

Brooklyn Nets Preview

The Brooklyn Nets have had to endure a couple of gut-wrenching losses early on in the season, the latest of which came as a result of a buzzer-beating game-winner from Grizzlies' Jae Crowder.

As a result, Kyrie Irving and the Nets are yet to find the success that their uber-talented roster deserves. With Kevin Durant out for the season, the Nets need to get some wins early on, considering the fact that there is no major reinforcement waiting in the wings.

Key Player - Kyrie Irving

Uncle Drew is playing like a man possessed.
Uncle Drew is playing like a man possessed.

Headlined by a 50-point performance, Kyrie Irving's start to his Nets career has seen him put up of 37.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists across the three games he's played so far.

He is attempting over 26 shots per game and is easily the most integral part of this team. The 27-year-old boasts MVP-caliber skills and this year might turn out to be a favorable launching pad for a talent like him.

Nets predicted lineup

Taurean Prince, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris

Pacers vs Nets Match Prediction

The Nets are better than what their record suggests and they possess a clear edge in terms of talent with respect to the Pacers. Kyrie and co. will not disappoint and should take care of home court with a convincing win.

Where to watch Pacers vs Nets?

This clash can be seen on Fox Sports Indiana and YES. You can also stream the game live with the NBA League Pass.

Published 30 Oct 2019, 06:00 IST
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