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Klay Thompson scores 25, Warriors sneak by Pacers

The Golden State Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers in a close one, 98-96. This is the seventh win for Golden State (37-24) in its last 10 games.

Klay Thompson had another strong game, putting up 25 points on 10-20 shooting, including 3-5 on 3-point attempts. Other top performers for Golden State were Stephen Curry with 19 points and 8 rebounds, and Draymond Green with 10 points and 7 rebounds. David West had a big game for Indiana in the loss, scoring 27 points on 10-17 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line. He also recorded 7 rebounds. Paul George added 26 points and 12 rebounds and Lance Stephenson finished with 12 points and 9 rebounds.

In addition to 18.8% from 3-point range, the Pacers tallied an eFG% of just 43.6%. They are 3-5 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Warriors, conversely, are 16-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.

This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Indiana, dropping them to 46-14 on the year.

Coming up, the Warriors square off against the Boston Celtics, who are 20-40 on the season. The Pacers match up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 27-33 this year. The Warriors have a 1-0 record against Boston this season. The Pacers have been victorious in their last two games against Charlotte.


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