Pacers take aim at Suns

2020-21 National Basketball Association (NBA) season

Regular Season

Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns

Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, USA
Sunday, 10 January 2021

Indiana Pacers will face off with the Phoenix Suns in a National Basketball Association (NBA) match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, January 10.

This will be the 92nd NBA meeting between the two teams since 1976. The Suns have the edge in this rivalry having registered 49 wins compared to the Pacers' 42 victories.

Their last meeting was on 6 August 2020 and the Suns ran out victorious by a score of 114-99 at Phoenix Suns Arena. 

The Pacers find themselves fifth on the Eastern Conference standings having recorded four victories and two defeats. They suffered a 106-102 defeat to the New York Knicks in their last home game which was played on 3 January 2021.

Goga Bitadze, the Pacers center, praised his head coach Nate Bjorkgren as a great coach while he also discussed his injury problems.

"[He's] great. A great coach. I feel like he's bringing a lot of positive energy in practice. We move from one thing to another really quick," Bitadze said.

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"We don't really stand a whole lot in one spot. I mean, defensively, offensively, he gives a lot of freedom to everybody. That's how I feel.

"These couple days (my knee) is totally pain-free. I haven't been able to work out like that for a long time. We did a good job in the weight room, getting my quads stronger so it can hold up. Hopefully, it will go like this and I'll be able to play pain-free, which I was not able to do [last year]."

Meanwhile, the Suns are placed second on the Western Conference standings having registered five victories and two defeats.

They secured a 106-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets in their last away match which was played on 2 January 2021.

Head-to-head (Last five NBA matches): 

Pacers - 4
Suns - 1

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Published: 01/08/2021