The Indiana Pacers (40-28) will host the Toronto Raptors (50-17) on Thursday night. Here is how to watch this NBA game online.
The Indiana Pacers enter Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, third in the Eastern Conference. However, the Pacers are 10.5 games behind conference-leading Toronto. The Raptors have extended their lead atop the east, moving four games ahead of Boston thanks to a nine-game winning streak. Fans in the Indianapolis area can watch the game on Fox Sports Indiana. While fans in Canada can watch the game on Sportsnet One. Live streaming is available on NBA League Pass and FuboTV.
Indiana has won six of their last seven games to move ahead of Cleveland as the Pacers, Cavs and Washington Wizards battle for the third seed. Victor Oladipo has had a breakout season since being traded to Indiana in the summer, averaging 23.6 points per game. In addition to acquiring Oladipo, the Pacers received Domantas Sabonis in exchange for Paul George. Sabonis is also having a breakout season with Indiana, averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. However, Sabonis’ status is uncertain for Thursday’s game after he suffered a sprained ankle.
Toronto has won nine straight and 16 of their last 17 games, to give them 50 wins for the third straight season. DeMar DeRozan is Toronto’s best offensive players but his defense will be tested on Thursday as he will be responsible for guarding Oladipo. With OG Anunoby expected to miss another game with an ankle injury, former Pacer C.J. Miles will likely see an increase in playing time. Miles will get another chance to prove his former team made a mistake letting him go in free agency.
The Raptors and Pacers have split the first two games this season, with both teams winning on their home court.