Playoff Push: Now or never for Indy's move toward final East spot
The East has one playoff spot up for grabs. If the Pacers want it, beating the Hawks on Tuesday is vital.
If the Indiana Pacers want a piece of the playoffs, Tuesday night will be pivotal.
The last remaining playoff spot in the East will be filled either by the Atlanta Hawks, Pacers or Nets, though it's possible Atlanta could move as high as the No. 5 seed should the three teams currently ahead of the Hawks falter.
The Hawks (36-41), who play in Indianapolis on Tuesday, currently own the eighth spot, holding a three-game lead over the Pacers with five games left in the ...
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This season's remarkable playoff race, particularly the Western Conference's parity party, ends tonight. The East is now set, but there is still some work to do to sort things out in the West.
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• Tuesday's Push: East pairing set
• Monday's Push: Warriors' last stand
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• Friday's Push
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