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Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.
When: Tuesday April 1, 00:00 GMT
It’s the best in the West against the toughest the East has to offer as the Indiana Pacers host the San Antonio Spurs looking to end their 17-game win streak.
The Spurs have been in scintillating form as they continue to lead the way in the Western Conference, but it has been anything but for Indiana who are struggling to keep hold of their top seeding.
While San Antonio arrive looking for an 18th straight win, the Pacers are now just one game ahead of the Miami Heat after dropping five of their last seven and nine of their last 15 games.
Their offense has been struggling in particular, and David West has conceded that despite a whole range of meetings and discussions, they can’t seem to find a way of getting out of their slump.
That is worrying considering that the post-season is just around the corner, but with plenty to play for in the regular campaign yet, they will need to get a response sooner rather than later.
In contrast, Gregg Popovich’s men have improved to a league-best 57-16 and are three games ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The wily coach has overseen his team get 29.1 assists per game during its winning streak, and despite Tony Parker only scoring six points over the last two games, their strength in depth continues to set them apart from the competition.
It remains to be seen whether or not they are capable of extending their streak beyond this week though, with a tough schedule that includes meetings against the Pacers, the Golden State Warriors and the Thunder to come.
Nevertheless, it should be a tense night in Indianapolis as both teams know that there is still plenty at stake with just over two weeks remaining before the playoffs begin.