What competition it is? NBA regular season
Teams: Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: April 08, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 02:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Bankers Life Fieldhouse (20,000)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
BKN vs IND Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Indiana Pacers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host playoff hopefuls Brooklyn Nets in a regular season NBA match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, on Friday morning (IST).
Five teams have already clinched the playoff spots from the Eastern Conference and two of those teams were Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics who met in the last match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The 4th place was at stake and the home court advantage. Before this match, both the teams had an identical record of 47-32.
But it was Greens who won the game 97-117, and thus moving up the table at the expense of their opponents.
Celtics are 4th, while Pacers are a place down in the Eastern Conference. If the psoition remains the same, both these teams will be meeting in the first round of the 2018-19 playoffs. The Greens will have the home court advantage then.
Regular Season Record-
Indiana Pacers: W-47, L-33
Brooklyn Nets: W-39, L-40
Players to watch out for:
Bojan Bogdanovic – With Victor Oladipo out with injury, somebody had to stand up and take the mantle. Luckily for Pacers, Bojan Bogdanovic is having one of the best seasons of his professional career. The 29-year-old is averaging 18.3 points per game, while he has scored at 20.7 points per game in the last 10 matches.
Domantas Sabonis – Scored 15 points in the last match against the Pistons. He normally features from the bench but more often than not has a good impact on the game. He almost single-handedly beat Oklahoma City Thunder just a few weeks ago. The 22-year-old is averaging 14.1 points per game.
D’Angelo Russell – On current form, he is one of the best players in NBA. His rise has been exponential this season. Nets are blessed to have him on their roster, while Lakers must be fretting on themselves for letting him go last year. He is playing at an All-Stra level all season, and his consistency is the main reason for the Nets’ lofty position on the table. He is pretty much on course to become a genuine superstar. The 23-year-old is averaging 21.1 points per game this season. In the last 10 games, he has scored at 26.7 points per game.
Spencer Dinwiddie – The 2nd best player for Nets this season is Spencer Dinwiddie. An indispensable part of the squad. The 25-year-old point guard is averaging 17.4 points per game this season, which is a significant improvement on his career average of 11.0 points per game.
BKN vs IND Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Victor Oladipo is still out and there is no timeline for his return as of yet.
Meanwhile, Darren Collison (groin injury) and Wesley Matthews (muscle injury) both are out as well.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – No fresh injury concerns for the Nets other than the twenty-six-year-old shooting guard Allen Crabbe, who is the only Nets player on the sidelines these days.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
BKN vs IND Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
BKN vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
A lot is riding on this game for Brooklyn Nets and they have no choice but to go with all they have got. Nets’ away form has been dwindling, a negative record at 17-22 on the road. But this is a kind of game where all the records and form go out of the window.
While Indiana Pacers possess a very good home record and will be confident to win the match.
But we back Nets to win this particular fixture.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs IND Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.