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Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.
When: Saturday February 8 00:00 GMT
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The Portland Trail Blazers continue their gruelling road trip and face the best in the Eastern Conference with the Indiana Pacers lying in wait.
Despite a win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, the Blazers have been struggling offensively and are having problems on the road.
That will spell trouble for coach Terry Stotts as they prepare to face the Pacers who have the best home record in the NBA (23-2) and the best defensive unit.
Portland (35-14) remain on course for a high playoff seeding after a strong start to the regular season, but their averages are cooling as they enjoy less production on the offensive end.
Nevertheless, they still have options in Damian Lillard, LeMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum that can hurt the Pacers, and if they are on form then they will be confident of pushing the best in the East to the limit on their home court.
The Blazers beat the Pacers 106-102 in Portland back in December, despite Paul George’s career-best 43 points, and the All-Star will undoubtedly be a problem for the visitors again on Friday night.
Further, Portland have lost three straight games in Indiana, but with the All-Star weekend in New Orleans fast approaching, they will be hopefully of boosting confidence as both teams enter the business end of the regular season.
Roy Hibbert, Lance Stephenson and David West will all play pivotal roles in getting the win for Pacers coach Frank Vogel, who will be looking for the same defensive intensity that his team have shown throughout the year thus far.