The game between Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers will begin this August 12! Let’s guess the victorious throughout our preview and prediction right now!
Get ready for an NBL matchup on this Wednesday afternoon, as the Houston Rockets will fight against the Indiana Pacers on their home field – the Toyota Center stadium. The exact time of the match is 4:05 PM EDT Agust 12, 2020. Do not miss the game because there will be a lot of impressive things to see!
Here is a question from us! In your opinion, which team will win this afternoon match? Don’t have the answer yet? No problem! You can refer to our preview and prediction right below!
The Indiana Pacers will fight for the winning!
Beaten by the Miami Heat (114:92) in the previous match on Monday, August 10, 2020, the Indiana Pacers is now determined to come back on August 12. Of course, this Wednesday match will be their penultimate game in the 2019/2020 regular season. At the moment, the Indiana Pacers are having 43 winning games and 28 fail matches, standing behind Miami Heat for one match and Philadelphia 76ers for 1/2 game. Therefore, they will need to overcome the 76ers in order to reach the 5th place and the Miami Heat to become the number 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Miami Heat will meet Oklahoma City – a strong team in this regular season on the same day. If Miami fails to win and the Pacers come out to be victorious, both teams will have the same record before taking part in the final match on Friday.
Before the August 12 match starts, the Indiana Pacers have received some good news about their squad. The small forward (SF) T.J. Warren is in his best form to play the next match. In our opinion, T.J. Warren deserves to be one of the best players in this regular season. In the game against Philadelphia 76ers, in spite of the fact that this man was followed by Ben Simmons – The candidate for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, he still got through the difficulty and scored 53 points. Besides, their rival – the Houston Rockets are not a good team at defending. Hence, the Indiana Pacers’ fans can expect that Warren will make an amazing performance with many scores at the following match.
The Houston Rockets look for the future!
Having won 44 times and lost 26 times, the Houston Rockets are now standing at the 4th place in the Western Division. And now, what they are aiming to is the Playoffs rounds. If the team wants to become the Number 3 seed in this conference, it is not allowed to be defeated by the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
It is such a terrible thing that the Houston Rockets can not win at the previous game against the San Antonio Spurs (123:105) on August 11. Despite the fact that their strategy of the small-ball lineup was quite impressive and worked well for the team at some time, the San Antonio Spur was still the better one overall. In detail, San Antonio required a victory for a ticket to play in the postseason. Therefore, they had expressed their high spirit at the very beginning of the match by scoring 6 points. Throughout the game, San Antonio has kept this high spirit and beat Houston in an impressive way.
About the squad, the point guard (PG) Russell Westbrook will be the key player of the Houston Rockets on this Wednesday afternoon. In the last game against San Antonio Spurs, this big man has performed quite well with a record of 20 nice points, 5 strong rebounds, and 6 beautiful assists. And for the next game, Russell Westbrook will be expected to keep up the good work, although Indiana Pacers are a strong team at defending.
Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers lineup prediction
And now is our prediction for each team’s starting lineup at the August 12, 2020 game.
Houston Rockets starting lineup:
- Russell Westbrook (key player)
- James Harden
- Danuel House
- Robert Covington
- P.J. Tucker
Indiana Pacers starting lineup:
- Aaron Holiday
- Victor Oladipo
- T.J. Warren (key player)
- Justin Holiday
- Myles Turner
Prediction for the matchup
Both Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers are fighting for a good place in their conference. Therefore, each team will try as much as it can in order to get a victory.
While the Indiana Pacers’ fans can put their bet on the key player T.J. Warren who had beaten the NBA Defensive Player of the Year candidate, the Houston Rockets can put their trust on the MVP of the squad – Russell Westbrook. These two players are ready for the match and are expected to be “on fire” in the game.
In our opinion, the Indiana Pacers will come out to be the winner after this Wednesday match. The reason is, both two are strong at attacking, but overall, the Houston Rockets is not a good defending team. Thus, the Pacers can take advantage of this and score many points.
But keep in mind that it is only our prediction. Everything can happen in sport, especially basketball. So if the Houston Rockets have a good preparation, they can still defeat the Indiana Pacers.
Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers on August 12, 2020 – who will be the winner? We can only know the exact answer after the match comes to an end! However, we still believe about winning for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday afternoon. Because this time already has a good defensive part, all it has to do is to focus and be careful while attacking.
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