Where: Moda Center
When: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9:00 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA matchup to consider when the Indiana Pacers meet the Portland Trail Blazers for game one of their two-game season series. Indiana is 13-11 away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse and enters this contest riding a two-game winning streak. Portland is 10-11 at home this season and enters this matchup hoping to end a one-game losing streak when they host the Pacers.
Pacers Two Game Winning StreakThe Pacers have won four of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Indiana would be the fifth seed in the Western Conference. Sunday marks game five of a five-game road trip and the Pacers are 13-11 this season away from home and have won four of their last five road games.
Indiana scores 109.5 points while allowing 106.4 points per game and is shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from downtown and 79.2 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Pacers have seven players scoring in double figures and are led by forward T.J. Warren. Warren scores an average of 18.3 points per game with 3.8 caroms and 1.4 assists per game. Warren drains 38 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 33 points with five rebounds in the Pacers road win over Golden State.
Blazers Fall to DallasThe Trail Blazers have won two of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Portland would miss the playoffs. Sunday marks game three of a four-game homestand and the Trail Blazers are 10-11this season at the Moda Center and have lost three of their last five road games. C.J. McCollum is still listed as out with an ankle injury causing him to miss the past three games.
Portland scores 112.2 points while allowing 114.5 points per game and is shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from downtown and 81.2 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Trail Blazers have six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard Damian Lillard. Lillard scores an average of 28.3 points per game with 4.2 caroms and a team-high 7.6 assists per game. Lillard drains 37.4 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 47 points with six rebounds alongside eight assists in the Trail Blazers home loss to Dallas.