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Warriors vs. Pacers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on MyTeams

Warriors vs. Pacers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on MyTeams

The Warriors are back home and so is their starting center. 

DeMarcus Cousins returns to action Thursday night when the Warriors play the Pacers at Oracle Arena. After missing two straight games, Boogie is expected back, but it won't be an easy matchup. 

Even though the Pacers are without All-Star Victor Oladipo, they're still the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. Plenty of that is thanks to center Myles Turner, who is averaging 13.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. 

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Here's how you can watch Warriors vs. Pacers on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming online:

When: Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. PT (pregame at 6:30 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Desktop users can stream the game here.

Warriors predictions: How new trio of stars could finish statistically

Warriors predictions: How new trio of stars could finish statistically

Editor's note: Grant Liffmann (@grantliffmann) is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders, which airs on NBC Sports Bay Area 90 minutes before each home game and 60 minutes after every game. Each week, Grant will drop his Outsider Observation on the state of the Dubs.

The Warriors are on the cusp of a new era of basketball at Chase Center. Led by familiar faces in Steve Kerr, Steph Curry, Draymond Green (and from the sideline Klay Thompson) the Warriors are about to embark on a season that will feature a youthful roster with a new look.

With a revamped cast of characters will come different team strategy and chemistry that should lead to bigger responsibilities for key Warriors.

Here are some statistical predictions for these players:

Steph Curry

Over 32 points per game
Over 14 three-point attempts per game

It has been well-chronicled how much the Warriors will rely on Steph to lead them this season, and with that will come an increase in usage on the court. Curry's season-high scoring average was 30.1 points per game in his unanimous MVP season of 2015-16.

That season, he attempted a little over 20 field goals a game and 11 three-pointers a game. I expect both of those numbers to rise, especially his attempts from long distance.

Last season Curry took a career-high 11.7 shots per game from deep, but that included him sharing the ball with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. With an increase in volume, opposing defense's attention and more energy exertion could come with a less glossy shooting efficiency, especially from within the arc.

But if the Warriors have any chance at "surprising" folks this season, Steph is going to have to lead the charge and insert himself back into the MVP conversation. These numbers should do that.

Draymond Green

Over 33 percent three-point percentage

Since the 2015-16 campaign in which Green shot a career-high three-point percentage of nearly 39 percent, his ability from long-range has faltered.

ver the past three seasons, Draymond has not surpassed 31 percent from deep, which has allowed defenses to sag off of him and dare him to shoot. This season he will have the green light to shoot more, which should help his confidence to fire away even when his shot is not falling earlier in the game.

It is highly unlikely that Green ever repeats his 39 percent mark, but shooting over 33 percent would be enough to keep a defense more honest, and allow more spacing for the offense. 

D'Angelo Russell

Over 23 points per game
Over 38 percent three-point percentage

Like Curry, the Warriors will be relying on Russell to put up points and lead their offense.

The staggering between Curry and Russell's minutes will help him get the rhythm and volume he needs to reach a new career-high in points per game, surpassing the 21.1 he scored last season with the Nets.

On the flip side, when Curry and Russell share the floor, D'Angelo will have more open shots than he has ever experienced before in his young NBA career, which in turn should be able to raise his three-point percentage over his career-high from last season, 36.9 percent.

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The ingredients are in place for the 23-year-old to shine with his new team.

One ESPN NBA analyst picks Warriors to beat Clippers in West Finals

One ESPN NBA analyst picks Warriors to beat Clippers in West Finals

If you're a Warriors fan and don't love NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry, that's about to change.

On Tuesday morning, ESPN released predictions for the 2019-20 season, and Mr. Goldsberry is the only staffer picking the Warriors to advance to the NBA Finals.

The former VP of strategic research for the San Antonio Spurs has Golden State defeating the LA Clippers in the Western Conference finals.

So, Goldsberry must have the Warriors winning the title, right? Wrong. He picked the Milwaukee Bucks to bring home the hardware.

At the very least, Goldsberry had to have picked Steph Curry to win MVP, or Draymond to be Defensive Player of the Year, or Steve Kerr as Coach of the Year, right?

Nope, nope and nope again.

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Goldsberry chose Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo as MVP, Utah's Rudy Gobert as DPOY and Miami's Erik Spolestra as the top coach.

Quick tangent: If you haven't read Goldsberry's book "Sprawlball," go get yourself a copy. It's fantastic.

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