Game preview: Wolves at Indiana

  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 11:49 PM

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6 p.m. at Indiana • FSN, 830-am

Preview: The Wolves will be finishing up the first of four back-to-backs the team has before March ends. The Pacers are coming off a loss at Miami on Sunday. Still, they’ve been hot, winning 13 of their past 18 games.

Players to watch: F Derrick Williams had scored in double figures in nine consecutive games. Pacers F Paul George is the only NBA player averaging at least 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, four assists and 1.75 steals per game. F David West scored 24 points on 7-for-10 shooting vs. Miami on Sunday.

Numbers: Indiana’s opponents have averaged just 87.36 points over the past 14 games while shooting a combined 40 percent. Indiana has lost four of its past five games against Western Conference opponents. The Pacers are 25-7 at home. The Wolves won the first matchup between the two teams Nov. 9, but have lost their past three at Indiana.

Injuries: Wolves F Kevin Love (hand surgery), F Chase Budinger (knee surgery), G Malcolm Lee (hip, knee surgery), C Nikola Pekovic (abdominal strain), G Brandon Roy (right knee) and F Andrei Kirilenko (left calf) are out. Pacers F Danny Granger (left knee) is out.

Kent Youngblood

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