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NBA standings update: Pacers slip out of eighth spot in East on night off

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The idle Pacers fell out of the eighth spot in the East thanks to a big win by Brooklyn which allowed the Nets to leapfrog the Pacers.

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The Pacers had a rough night in the Eastern Conference standings while they were resting Monday night. After beating Philadelphia on Sunday evening, the Pacers jumped up to eighth in the East but their percentage points lead didn't last long after the Brooklyn Nets took care of business at home with an impressive 110-108 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Thus is the current battle for playoff positioning in the East, where changes will show up nightly with six weeks of games remaining to be played.

Former Pacers guard, Jarrett Jack rose up to knock down the Warriors with a mid-range jumper in the waning seconds. The end results moved Brooklyn to a half-game lead over the Pacers. Meanwhile, Goran Dragic led his new team, the Miami Heat past his old team, the Phoenix Suns to help Miami maintain the sevent spot in the East, but just one game ahead of the Pacers.

Here's a look at the current standings.

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The Pacers are off again on Tuesday, but here are the key games which will impact the standings in this night-to-night horse race.

  • L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 pm ET
  • Boston at Cleveland, 7 pm ET

Check out the links:

Vogel Worked His Way to the Top (Part 1) | Indiana Pacers

Where does Vogel rank among Pacers' coaches? | WFNI ESPN 1070 the Fan | Indy's SportsCenter

JACK IN THE BOX... AND IT'S GOOD! Nets defeat West's best, 110-108, in game-winning fashion - NetsDaily

Pacers in talks with fantasy sports' FanDuel

Scola Finds a Comfort Zone In Balanced Lineup | Indiana Pacers

Good morning. The Dragic Revenge Game turned into a wrasslin' match. - SBNation.com