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San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Midwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second and final matchup between the two teams. The Spurs beat the Pacers 106-100 on November 26th. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 28 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Pacers? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 32-19 overall and 12-12 on the road. The Spurs are coming off an 87-82 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli had 12 points apiece for the Spurs.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are 20-32 overall and 11-13 at home. The Pacers are coming off a 103-102 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. C.J. Watson led the Pacers with 22 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injures.

Indiana Pacers

Ian Mahinmi– Ian Mahinmi (ankle) is is questionable for Monday’s game.

Lavoy Allen– Lavoy Allen has been ruled out of Monday’s contest with a knee injury.

Players to Watch For Indiana Pacers

David West– David West is the Pacers most consistent player with no surprise. West is averaging 13.1 points and 7 rebounds this season. While West isn’t putting up the big numbers he did in 2012-13, he is still capable of a big performance.

Roy Hibbert– One word to describe Roy Hibbert: inconsistent. One day Hibbert will go for 20 points and 12 rebounds looking like a dominant center, the next he will go for 4 points and 3 rebounds. On the season Hibbert is averaging 11.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.

George Hill– George Hill has been in and out of the Pacers lineup throughout the year, as he has battled a knee injury. When healthy Hill is a solid point guard that does many things well, like shoot (36% threes) and take care of the ball (1.4 turnovers). He is averaging 14.4 points in 23.1 minutes this season. He has only played in 13 games.

Prediction

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This won’t be an easy contest for the Spurs as they take on a team that expects to make a push for the final seedings in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Spurs will squeeze out a victory on the road as they are simply a better team in nearly every aspect.

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