The Sacramento Kings travel to Indiana aiming to avenge an earlier loss. All-Star snubs De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis may also look to release some frustration.

Catch the game tomorrow at 8:30 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Sacramento Kings (27-19, 13-11 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Keegan Murray
  • Domantas Sabonis

The Kings had their four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday by the slumping Miami Heat, 115-106, who came in on a seven-game skid. Leading scorer De’Aaron Fox struggled all game, shooting just 4/16 from the floor for 13 points, less than half of his average (27.2 PPG).

Despite the rough loss, Fox and company will have plenty of motivation. First, they are avenging a loss to Indy just two weeks ago, 126-121; second, he and Domantas Sabonis (19.9 PPG, 13.0 RPG, 8.0 APG) were surprisingly snubbed for an All-Star spot.

Kevin Huerter and Keegan Murray, meanwhile, are two guys to look out for in the supporting cast. They had 31 and 27 points (combined 62.8% shooting), respectively, in the first meeting with the Pacers.

Sactown is scoring 118.1 PPG on the season, and allowing 117.4 on the other end.


HOME: Indiana Pacers (27-22, 16-9 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Buddy Hield
  • Pascal Siakam
  • Obi Toppin
  • Myles Turner

The Pacers have now lost two in a row following three-straight victories. They lost to the Boston Celtics, 129-124, and the New York Knicks,109-105 – and that’s with their All-Star, Tyrese Haliburton, back from injury in both contests. 

Still, we can expect the group to use that fast-paced, team-oriented offense to the fullest for tomorrow. They executed as such in the aforementioned win over the Kings, with seven different players scoring in double figures, including all five starters. New Pacer Pascal Siakam is now in the fold, and he’ll be a factor too – 21.1 PPG on 55.1 FG% in eight games.

Behind 20-point scorers Haliburton and Siakam are six more different players who are averaging in double figures (Myles Turner, Ben Mathuri, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Obi Toppin, and Jalen Smith), which says a ton about the Pacers offense.

Indy tops the league in scoring at 124.4 PPG, but also give up a lot on defense, with 122.9.


Handicap: The Kings (-3) cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total goes over 246.5