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Oklahoma City hosts Indiana, aims to break home slide

March 27, 2019

Indiana Pacers (45-29, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (43-31, seventh in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City hosts Indiana looking to end its three-game home slide.

The Thunder have gone 23-12 in home games. Oklahoma City is the Western Conference leader with 12.4 offensive rebounds per game, led by Steven Adams averaging 4.8 .

The Pacers have gone 17-20 away from home. Indiana ranks eighth in the NBA with 25.9 assists per game, led by Darren Collison averaging 6.0. The Pacers won the last meeting between these two squads 108-106 on March 14. Domantas Sabonis led Indiana to the win with a 26-point game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Paul George leads the Thunder with 3.8 made 3-pointers and averages 28.2 points while shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. Adams is shooting 50.9 percent and averaging 9.4 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 17.9 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Pacers. Wesley Matthews has averaged 1.6 made 3-pointers and scored 9.9 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 102.3 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting.

Thunder: 4-6, averaging 107.9 points, 48.2 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting.

Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee).

Pacers Injuries: Darren Collison: day to day (quad), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).

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