Haliburton and the Pacers host conference foe Brooklyn

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
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Haliburton and the Pacers host conference foe Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets (29-46, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (42-33, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -12; over/under is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers host Mikal Bridges and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Pacers are 28-18 in conference matchups. Indiana leads the league with 30.6 assists per game led by Haliburton averaging 11.0.

The Nets have gone 21-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn averages 12.1 turnovers per game and is 16-19 when turning the ball over less than opponents.

The Pacers' 13.2 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.3 more made shots on average than the 12.9 per game the Nets give up. The Nets' 45.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.1 percentage points lower than the Pacers have given up to their opponents (49.8%).

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Pacers won the last meeting 121-100 on March 16. Pascal Siakam scored 28 points to help lead the Pacers to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Haliburton is averaging 20.3 points and 11 assists for the Pacers. Siakam is averaging 21.6 points over the last 10 games.

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Cameron Thomas is shooting 44.3% and averaging 21.9 points for the Nets. Bridges is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 6-4, averaging 120.5 points, 43.5 rebounds, 30.2 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points per game.

Nets: 3-7, averaging 106.0 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin: out for season (shoulder).

Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Ben Simmons: out for season (back), Keita Bates-Diop: out for season (shin).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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