- (Photo: REUTERS)
The Indiana Pacers' top-tier defense will go up against the Los Angeles Lakers' fast-pace offense system under new coach Mike D'Antoni tonight as the Pacers kick off their first of four-straight road games. The Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers game will begin at 10:30 pm ET and can be watched live stream for free with the link below.
After two straight losses under D'Antoni last week, the Lakers seem to be getting a hang of their new coach's playing style and handily defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 115-89, last Saturday. Not only that, but that game saw six Lakers player hit double figures, with Metta World Peace getting the game high of 19 points. Also Antawn Jamison gave the Lakers 15 points in that game.
The Lakers (7-7), which is third in the Pacific Division, is facing the Pacers (6-8), which is also third in the Central Division. The Lakers should stop the Pacers from getting rebounds if it wants to win tonight. The Pacers are second in the NBA when it comes to rebounds per game.
Kobe Bryant appears to be adjusting well under D'Antoni, shooting 51.0 percent from the field this year.
"I think the system has a lot to do with it," Bryant said, according to AP. "We're spaced out a little bit more, I can penetrate and get to the free-throw line a lot more. I have more lanes to the basket. We don't have people on the block or in the post all the time, so it enables me to drive to the rim, draw fouls and get to the free-throw line a lot."
The Lakers has won six of the last 10 games against the Pacers.
The Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers game can be seen free via live stream starting at 10:30 pm ET by clicking here.