Coming back down from a great win against the Phoenix Suns might be what the Warriors need. They need to continue to bring the energy and enthusiasm to Indiana on Tuesday night when the face the Pacers for their first game after the All-Star break. Last time these two teams met, the Pacers won a very controversial call. Replays show that George Hill had actually kicked the ball away from Monta Ellis and went down the other side and converted a three point play for the win. To add insult to injury, the officials admitted that they blew the call.
But no matter. The Warriors are coming into Tuesday’s game with a two game win streak. Another win would match their season high in wins and stop the winning streak for the Pacers. And they’ll have to do it possibly without Stephen Curry. Curry has a strained right ligament, an injury that occurred against the Suns and he had to back out of the all star festivities because of it. No surprise, when one Warrior goes down, another will step up and they will look to Ellis again to lead the charge.
It will be a sorting of a home coming for Brandon Rush as he was a starter for the Pacers for three seaons before Paul George took his spot and he was dealt to the Warriors, back in December.
Projected Starting Lineups – Warriors
PG) Charles Jenkins
SG) Monta Ellis
F) Dorell Wright
F) David Lee
C) Andris Beidrins
This guy has to do a lot of heavy lifting if Curry is out. But Nate is coming off the bench real quick if he messes up too much.
Slam dunk participant, so you know he’s gonna get some ups tonight.
Projected Starting Lineup – Pacers
PG) Darren Collison
SG) Paul George
F) Danny Granger
F) David West
C) Roy Hibbert