April 13, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers power forward David West (21) dribbles against Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Antawn Jamison (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeated Cleveland 102-83. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
Now the Pacers have to hold their third spot in an interesting race as momentum keeps shifting among the other playoff contenders. Boston dumped a game to Toronto last night, so they are now three games behind the Pacers. Atlanta beat Orlando to remain two games behind and put Orlando in sixth place with an injured Dwight Howard.
Orlando with an injured Dwight Howard sounds like a pretty good first-round playoff matchup and certainly worth making that third seed a goal for the Pacers to finish out the season. So with seven games to go and playing a hungry Milwaukee Bucks team on Saturday night at their place, the playoff-clinching exhale by the Pacers didn't last long. Time to get back to work.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Box score: Pacers 102, Cavaliers 83
- Rewind: Pacers vs.Cavaliers 120413 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers: After clinching playoff spot, home court in postseason now the target | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Notebook: Pacers' West has some gifts for Cavaliers mascot | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers: Vogel has a Vogel moment | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Pacers bench scores 47 points in a playoff-clinchng win over the Cavaliers. - fox59.com
- Cleveland Cavaliers take 14-point lead, but Indiana Pacers take the victory and a spot in the NBA playoffs | cleveland.com
- Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beat the Cavs For Real For Real This Time | Eight Points, Nine Seconds
- Pacers 102, Cavaliers 83: Third quarter dooms Cavs - Top Stories - Ohio
- NBA Preview - Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks - Apr 14, 2012 - CBSSports.com