Pacers eye home win over Pistons


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2020/21 National Basketball Association (NBA) season

Regular Season

Indiana Pacers v Detroit Pistons 

Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, USA
Sunday, 25 April 2021 
 
Indiana Pacers will lock horns with Detroit Pistons in a National Basketball Association (NBA) match at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 25. 
 
This will be the 201st meeting between the two teams with the Pacers having the upper hand. 
 
The Pacers have the edge having registered 103 wins compared to the Pistons' 97 victories. 
 
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Their last meeting was on 25 March 2021 and the Pacers secured a ‪116-111 victory over the Pistons at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 
 
The Pacers find themselves ninth on the Eastern Conference standings having recorded 26 victories and 31 defeats.
 
They suffered a 109-94 defeat to San Antonio Spurs in their last home game which was played on 20 April 2021.
 

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As a result, the Pacers are winless in their last two matches at home having recorded two consecutive defeats.
 
Meanwhile, the Pistons are placed 15th on the Eastern Conference standings having registered 18 victories and 40 defeats. 
 
They succumbed to a ‪121-100 defeat to Washington Wizards in their last away match which was played on 18 April 2021.
 
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The defeat extended the Pistons' winless run to three matches on the road having registered three successive defeats.
 
Bradley Beal, the Pistons star, recently lauded his teammate Russell Westbrook and he described how his intangibles have made a difference.
 
"He’s just full of energy, ready to go, always a winning mentality. He’s going to play extremely hard every single time he touches the floor," Beal said. 
 
"It’s so surreal to be able to see a guy that plays as hard as he does still have that type of energy, still getting himself up and ready to go.
 
"It’s [motivating]. It just trickles down to the rest of us. We kind of embrace that. We embrace where we are, we embrace who we think we can be, our style of play," he added.
 
"And then Russ’ attitude towards the game. He’s going to bark at you or yell at you if you’re not ready to go. You can either step it up and hoop or hear from Russ; one or the other."
 

Head-to-Head (Last Five NBA Matches)


Matches - 5
Pacers - 3
Pistons - 2
 

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Published: 04/22/2021