“Marvin Bagley is smoking that Cleveland Cavaliers pack right now!”: Kings announcer goes ballistic following poster over Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley

Kings announcer, mark Jones, goes nuts as Marvin Bagley dunks on two 7-footers and exclaims that Bagley is ‘smoking that Cleveland pack’.  Marvin Bagley has had an up-and-down journey throughout the NBA. He was drafted in 2018 ahead of the…

‘Marvin Bagley, a better player and better fit than Luka Doncic’: When Kings’ Vlade Divac justified leaving out Mavericks star

An old video of former Kings GM Vlade Divac has re-emerged, where he explains why they picked Bagley over Doncic. The Kings parted their way with their GM this August. The Sacramento Kings own the longest ongoing streak playoff drought.…

Mobile Non Premium Post

IND vs SAC Dream11 : Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings resume service as the sides clash heads for the second time in the space of a day

NBA came to India for the first time ever and India threw its doors opens to welcome the frontier league with open arms. The league didn’t disappointment either with Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Pacers indulging in a riveting and resounding affair, an edge of the seat thriller which needed overtime to determine which side ended up as the winners on the day.

Despite being only a preseason encounter, there was nothing in the way the match transpired which played out to the narrative of this being far from a competitive affair. Both the sides were unsparing in their approach, leaving no stone unturned to enthral and exhilarate India who were being given their first glimpse of the meticulous nature of basketball in the league.

Playing infront of a joyous and jubilant stadium, one packed with vociferous and raucous supporters who had come out in massive numbers to fill up the expansive concourses and make their support for the sport apparent, the two sides ensured they gave the people what they had come out for. Mumbai was bombarded and taken over by aplomb on Friday to be lit alive by a tantalising affair, one that switched hands on ample occasions before finally settling in Indiana Pacers favours by just the singular point.

With five lead changes, two times the score was level and one overtime, the first ever match to be held in the bedlam of India had all the ingredients in place to make it a succulent affair. Both the sides displayed their tenacity, manifesting their skill set brought courtesy of a slew of worldclass performers as a topsy-turvy encounter saw Indiana Pacers show immense fighting spirit to comeback into the encounter and take it 132-131 after trailing at the end of the first half.

Now back at it today for the culminating clash of the NBA India Games, this clash promises to be another delectable affair, one which will revel us in a pleasing to the eye brand of basketball. We envisage this match to emulate every bit of enticing and tenacious basketball from yesterday, a clash which promises to bring down the curtains on the Indian leg of NBA in the most fruitful of manners.

Probable Playing 5

Team News

Indiana Pacers

Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner

Sacramento Kings

DeAaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Dewayne Dedmon

Match Details

NBA India Games Preseason Match 2019 

Match Details: Indiana Pacers Vs Sacramento Kings

Date And Time: 5th October, Saturday- 7:00pm

Venue: NCSI Dome, Mumbai

Television: Sony Ten 1/HD

Pivotal Players

Indiana Pacers

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Domantas Sabonis

Sacramento Kings

  • Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes

Best Shooter

Indiana Pacers

  • T. Warren

Sacramento Kings

  • Buddy Hield

Best Ball Stealer

Indiana Pacers

  • Domantas Sabonis

Sacramento Kings

  • Marvin Bagley III

IND vs SAC Dream11 Point Guard

The point guards were crucial to each side in the forgone match, players who not only ensured their side’s gameplan was executed pinch perfectly but turning over possession quickly as well to bring in a slew of fast break points for their sides. It sees us go in with the two point guards for this encounter, the one apiece from either side with us beginning with DeAaron Fox from Sacramento Kings first.

Elsewhere from Indiana Pacers we have Malcolm Brogdon come into our side’s setup, someone who marauded his way articulately down the court to open up spaces and ensure the ball traversed past defence to attack seamlessly for the side. Edmond Sumner comes in as well from the outfit with the point guard getting in ample time out in the middle, making in excellent value given the points he rolled in.

IND vs SAC Dream11 Shooting Guard 

A massive reason for Sacramento Kings coming hot out of the blocks and dominating proceedings in the opening half of the match was due to their three pointers with Bogdan Bogdanovic leading the scoring for the side in the first and second quarters. The shooting guard was impeccable at not only finding his zone but sending down open treys with precision, seeing Sacramento Kings stay true to their colossal 38% three point conversion rate from the bygone season.

IND vs SAC Dream11 Small Forward

Harvey Barnes comes into our side’s setup after his imperious display yesterday showed why he’s held so highly in the league. The Sacramento Kings player not only kept switching his position outside the circle to evade the blocks and steals and send down threes at abundance but was also more than willing to move forward and pick up jump points and floating jump points.

IND vs SAC Dream11 Power Forward

While Indiana Pacers were impeccable in the attacking side of their game to overturn a deficit and take the match 14-13 in overtime, they had to thank their defensive setup as well to leave Sacramento Kings famished as the match ran its course. A key part of that sortie was Domantas Sabonis with the power forward getting on the end of rebounds and deflections to keep possession in his side’s hands and ensure the ball rotations went their way.

IND vs SAC Dream11 Centre

Miles Turner comes in from Indiana Pacers with him and Sabonis guarding their side’s paint impeccably to screen the opposition and block their attempts along with traversing up the court as well. The one pick from Sacramento Kings as well with us choosing Richaun Holmes after his delectable showing yesterday.

Star Player

For his all round display, Sabonis has been made our side’s captain for today.

“”Luka Doncic is becoming the BEST Player on the Planet!”: Shannon Sharpe makes a bold prediction about the future of the NBA and Mavs superstar

Shannon Sharpe just made a huge statement, claiming that Luka Doncic is on his way to becoming the best basketball player in the world! Luka Doncic has been a phenom ever since he entered the NBA. He has been wowing…

“Catch me at my lawyer’s office prepping for a divorce”: Mark Cuban chooses Luka Doncic over his wife

No one would have predicted the impact of Dallas Maverick star Luka Doncic on the NBA, including team owner Mark Cuban. Luka Doncic has become one of the league’s best players, producing consistent numbers, while single-handedly winning games for his…

“Luka Doncic got done dirty, his PE’s look like off brand Steph Curry’s!”: Dallas superstar unveiled his first exclusive sneaker against the Utah Jazz and the fans don’t like it

Luka Doncic has been one of the biggest names Jordan brand has signed in the near past – they just gave him his exclusive.  Ever since Luka Doncic came into the league in 2018, he has been a revelation. Sacramento…

“Giannis can’t buy a bucket in the clutch but leads the league in 4th quarter scoring?”: How the Bucks MVP has been potent in the 4th but ineffective in the clutch

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been torching teams in the 4th quarter, leading all players in fourth quarter scoring this season.  Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have been struggling to play like defending champions this 2021-22 NBA season. Granted, Giannis, Middleton,…

“Russell Westbrook about to shoot OKC out the game again”: When a yet to make his NBA debut, Draymond Green mocked Brodie’s shooting during the 2011 playoffs

In a decade-old tweet, Draymond Green takes a shot at Russell Westbrook’s shooting abilities. Russell Westbrook is currently the favorite subject of social media trolls. The two-time scoring champion’s shooting woes and turnovers are a constant source of memes on…

“Guys were gassed, I don’t know if anyone has had a 6 hours flight between games”: Nets head coach Steve Nash takes a shot at the league, blaming poor scheduling of games as a reason for the loss against the Blazers”

Hall of Famer and Nets head coach Steve Nash cites scheduling of games as the reason for his team’s loss tonight against the Blazers. A depleted Trail Blazers roster defeated the Brooklyn Nets 114-108, with all the starting 5 of…

“No, let me die out there!”: Kevin Durant hilariously denies being concerned with the 40+ minutes worth of workload Steve Nash has been giving him

Kevin Durant jokes about being ok with ‘dying out there’ after being asked about playing 40+ minutes in yet another game.  Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to a somewhat rocky start to their 2021-22 NBA campaign.…