George and the Thunder visit the Pacers
Indianapolis; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Paul George leads Oklahoma City into a matchup against Indiana. He currently ranks second in the NBA averaging 28.1 points per game.
The Pacers have gone 26-9 in home games. Indiana averages 43.1 rebounds per game and is 23-8 when winning the rebound battle.
The Thunder have gone 19-17 away from home. Oklahoma City is 20-9 in games decided by at least 10 points. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder averaging 23.2 points and is adding 11.1 rebounds. George has averaged 15 points and added 6.6 rebounds while shooting 21.9 percent over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 4-6, averaging 109.8 points, 50.1 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting.
Pacers: 5-5, averaging 108.4 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 9.1 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting.
Pacers Injuries: Tyreke Evans: day to day (personal), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).