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.
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
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