[Basket – NBA] How about spending New Years Eve with a game between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference? This is what BeIN SPORTS Max 5 (initially on beIN SPORTS 1) will offer you this Tuesday December 31 at 9:00 p.m. with the confrontation between the Indiana Pacers and the Philadelphia 76ers live from Bankers Life Fieldhou!
Tonight’s meeting between two playoff contenders is very important for both teams, who are going through a somewhat delicate period. For Indiana, it is still far from being the crisis because the franchise is in a nice 6th place, while his best player Victor Oladipo still has not been able to walk the floors this season. He will only find them in the best of cases at the end of January. What is slightly disturbing is that the Pacers remain on 3 losses in 4 games, including the last in New Orleans, facing a franchise in great difficulty (penultimate in the West). The men of Nate McMillan will want to start from the front against a team which is ahead of them by a place in the classification, but which is one of the slight disappointments of this start to the season as we expected them to be better classified. Indeed, with the departure of Leonard from Toronto, you could expect an intense fight for 1st place in the Eastern Conference between the BucksAntetokounmpo and the 76ers accompanied by their offensive armada Embiid, Simmons and Harris… But that is not the case and Philadelphia is already 6 wins from the Milwaukee franchise. The Pennsylvania team thus pays a very irregular December or it will have walked by series: 5 consecutive victories, then 3 defeats, 3 victories again and finally 2 defeats in a row before this game in Indianapolis.