The Warriors will try to sweep their four-game road trip while also extending their win streak to eight Monday, when they face the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.
While the Warriors (11-2) last played on Saturday and are expected to be at full strength, short-handed Indiana will be on the second night of a back-to-back set, having won in overtime at Oklahoma City on Sunday.
The Pacers (7-7) in that game were without forward Paul George and Kevin Seraphin, as well as guard C.J. Miles. Their status for Monday is to be determined.
The game represents a homecoming of sorts for Warriors big man David West, who spent four seasons (2011-15) in Indy.
Warriors by 13.5
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Stephen Curry vs. Jeff Teague/Monta Ellis. Curry has endured back-to-back subpar games, a rarity for him, so you might say he’s overdue. Teague is a good defender, while Ellis is mediocre at best. Curry will have opportunities. And, honestly, so will his backcourt mate Klay Thompson.
Warriors: C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery recovery) has been designated to D-League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors.
Pacers: F Paul George (L ankle knee), C/F Kevin Seraphin (L knee soreness) and G C.J. Miles (L knee soreness) are listed as questionable.
The Warriors swept both games last season and have won four of the last five overall. The teams have split the last 10 meetings, each winning five.
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1) KD vs. PG: Kevin Durant has been on a tear, which is why Indy’s George, who missed the last two games, will want to play. If George is available, this is a tremendous matchup. If not, Durant could have another monster game against Glenn Robinson III.
2) The 30 Club: Coach Steve Kerr long ago set a goal of 30 assists per game, and the Warriors have gotten at least that many in each of the last seven games. If they reach 30 on Monday it would tie the franchise record of 30 in a row, set last season.
3) Fatigue factor: None of the five Indiana starters played fewer than 38 minutes Sunday night, and Glenn Robinson III (replacing the injured George) logged 44. The Pacers will have really tough time keeping pace.