The Indiana Pacers will be tested over the next five games. They begin a five-game trip through the Western Conference today at the Los Angeles Clippers, with stops in Portland, Utah, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Three of those teams are considered championship contenders while Portland has been one of the biggest surprises so far this season. Utah has struggled all season, but for a team on a long trip, that won’t be an easy game. If anything, the battle between No. 1 and No. 2 will be settled Saturday if both teams keep winning.
Records and statistics through Friday.