NBA arrived in India with a script nobody could have written, not at least for a pre-season game where every big player is just looking to gain match fitness, with the head coach looking to test the bench strength.
But both the teams fed off the energy and the electrifying atmosphere inside the NSCI Dome, the big reason why the players looked in the mode only seen in the post-season.
Sacramento Kings started the game at a magnificent pace, shooting and finishing up the jumper inside the arc. With them in the ascendency, Luke Walton’s men surged ahead in the game by 21 points lead.
That’s when the unexpected happens. If the Basketball fans inside the stadium were ecstatic to see their NBA heroes, Indian Pacers’ comeback may have made them restless for all the thing this game may offer on the court.
Pacers erased the lead in the 2nd half and forced the overtime, which they won 14-13 to win the game 132-131.
What competition it is? NBA Pre-season 2019
The match will be played between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium (NSCI Dome), in Mumbai, India. The arena has a capacity of 8,000.
Match Day: October 08, 2019, @ 07:00 PM IST
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA Pre-season 2019 in India. Premier members can also catch the Live-Action on SonyLiv App.
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IND vs SAC Dream11 team News:
No injury or suspension to contend with for Sacramento Kings ahead of this game. But Luke Walton will look for ruthlessness from his players.
Changes may happen as well as players like Cory Joseph and Yogi Ferrell target more minutes in this game.
Victor Oladipo remains out for Indian Pacers at the moment. The 27-year-old Guard, who was the only All-STar from Pacers last season, is recovering from a serious knee injury he suffered back in January this year.
Goga Bitadze has been ruled out as well from this game due to a sprained right ankle.
In addition, TJ Leaf (right quad strain) and CJ Wilcox (right quad strain) were not involved in game-1 due to their injury issues. The duo will be monitored before the game.
Squad for the NBA Pre-season 2019:
Sacramento Kings squad:
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Dewayne Dedmon, Harry Giles III, Trevor Ariza, Marvin Bagley III, Harrison Barnes, Nemanja Bjelica, Tyler Ulis, Yogi Ferrell, De’Aaron Fox, Kyle Guy, Buddy Hield, Eric Mika, Isaiah Pineiro, Justin James, Cory Joseph, Tyler Lydon, Caleb Swanigan, Wenyen Gabriel, Richaun Holmes
Indiana Pacers Squad:
Myles Turner, T. J. Warren, C. J. Wilcox, Malcolm Brogdon, JaKeenan Gant, Jeremy Lamb, T. J. Leaf, T. J. McConnell, Aaron Holiday, Alize Johnson, Doug McDermott, Naz Long, Victor Oladipo, Goga Bitadze, Brian Bowen II, Amida Brimah, Domas Sabonis, JaKarr Sampson, Edmond Summer
Players to watch out for: (Captain options):
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IND vs SAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
Likely to feature from the bench:
IND vs SAC Dream11 Teams:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION
Sacramento Kings will start the game as favourites.