Oklahoma City vs Indiana Thu, Mar 14
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*Consensus from 3259 predictions.
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NewsOK.com: Thunder journal: Schroder tacked with key foul in OKC's late loss to Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS - Dennis Schroder was working hard.
The Thunder had already squandered a 19-point lead, but Schroder was fighting. He made himself small to get around screens in the fourth quarter. He followed Indiana's pesky guards in every direction.
But in the Thunder's 108-106 loss to Indiana on Thursday, he was hit with a critical Flagrant 1 foul that changed the momentum significantly. As Schroder tried to work back on defense with 3:37 left, his left arm hit former Thunder forward Domantas Sabonis in the face.
With the Thunder leading 101-98, Schroder was initially called for a common foul, even though his arm action didn't appear to be intentional as he was working back to the ball.
Indy Cornrows: Pacers final score: Pacers storm back against Thunder, win 108-106
The Indiana Pacers looked listless for three quarters, confused and bewildered by what the Oklahoma City Thunder had to offer. Paul George was a one-man wrecking crew, pushing the Thunder up by as many as 19 points and Indiana continued to stumble through a number of lengthy scoring droughts.
However, the team never quit and pulled back in behind a trio of big three pointers and a healthy dose of Domantas Sabonis, taking the lead with just over two minutes remaining. George scored the next five, but Indiana kept fighting, led by Wesley Matthews, who after forcing a big time turnover on George, was in the right place for a game-winning tip-in to propel Indiana to the comeback victory.
Daily Thunder: Preview 69 of 82: Thunder @ Pacers
Time: 6:00 PM CST
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder (42-26) are on the road in Indiana tonight, taking on the Pacers (43-25) in Paul George's second trip back to the city he used to call home. The Thunder are on the second night of a back-to-back after beating the Nets 108-96 last night in OKC -- a victory that moved them back into third place in the Western Conference. The Pacers are currently fourth in the East despite losing Victor Oladipo to a season-ending knee injury on January 23. However, they've lost five of their last eight and have only beaten one team with a winning record since Oladipo went down.
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Oklahoma City Thunder (57% consensus). Paul George will again receive a harsh greeting as he returns to Indiana for the second time when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Pacers on Thursday. George was a four-time All-Star in seven seasons with Indiana before being traded in July 2017 in a deal that brought guard Victor Oladipo to the Pacers... http://bit.ly/2iH70lk
Betting Prediction for Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers on March 14, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Indiana will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
The Indiana Pacers continue to be the most surprising team in the NBA as everyone has been waiting for the ship to sink since Victor Oladipo was lost for the season, but they refuse to go away. The Pacers are fourth in the Eastern Conference standings and have gone 26-9 SU in 35 home games. They'll be in tough to get their 27th win with the Oklahoma City Thunder in town but OKC may be on tired legs after playing last night and has failed to cover in its last three games in that spot.The Pacers opened as 1-point favorites with a total of 220.5. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2Hzrs5j
Indy Cornrows: Everything you need to know about Pacers-Thunder
With Paul George set to make his second return to Indianapolis with the Thunder, we teamed up with the folks at Welcome To Loud City to preview Thursday's game.
Topics touched on:All things Sabonis : Transition from makeshift stretch four into Sixth Man of the Year candidate, long-term fit with Myles Turner , and more
What 2013-14 Paul George and 2018-19 Paul George do and don't have in common, plus a sprinkling of 2013-14 Kevin Durant chatter
Weighing the value Thaddeus Young adds tagging and releasing against assigning him to Paul George
Splish, splash: On the importance of Jerami Grant 's 3-point shooting sticking around for the postseason
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In addition to that conversation, here's five basketball-related things to know about the match-up that also have nothing to do with prognosticating about booing (you're welcome!
Welcome to Loud City: Rolling Thunder Review Podcast: Previewing Pacers vs Thunder with Indy Cornrows
The thunder have a back to abck and so do we! Hot on the Heels of our Nets Preview Podcast, Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows joins the Review to rehash the Paul George for Victor Oladipo (and Domantas Sabonis) trade, discuss the Pacers success even without Vic, and preview Thursday's OKC-Indiana Matchup.
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