Tonight the leader of the Eastern Conference and one of the best defensive teams in the league, the Indiana Pacers; will match up against the most improved team of the league from the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers. You can catch the Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers game tonight on ESPN at 7:00 P.M ET
Trail Blazers have been on a run since the beginning of the year with their offense being a key component. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, and Damian Lillard have all played outstandingly, allowing for the Trail Blazers to make their most recent Championship run since losing star guard, Brandon Roy. It will be an interesting game considering the Pacers who are none for their front court defense the amount of length that is on their team could be a threat to the success of the Trail Blazers’ offense.
Tonight will also help answer one of the most controversial topic in sports which is what wins games, defense or offense. (My opinion is offense) The Pacers being a heavily defense team, with the exception of Paul George who is an offense nightmare, will have to do their best tonight against the Trail Blazers. The three major factor to this game are; which team will control the tempo of the game, whose bench will add the most help, and I believe rebounds. The biggest key of this game for the Trail Blazers to win will be how LaMarcus Aldrige handles the pressure from the other front court, where he and Robin Lopez will go against David West, Roy Hibbert, and the recently added Andrew Bynum. For tonight’s game, I believe, that the back court from favors the Trail Blazers as Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum have the slight advantage over Paul George, Lance Stephenson, and George Hill.
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