The Pacers hit the road to wrap up the regular season against the Memphis Grizzlies from the Fed Ex Forum. If the Pacers win their seventh consecutive game they will clinch a playoff berth. The need to win will be known prior to the end of the game pending the outcome of the Brooklyn vs. Orlando game which tips at 8 p.m. ET.
Memphis is already in the playoffs but their seeding and post-season matchups remain unsettled so a win could bump the Grizz up to 5th in the West how other teams fare on the final night also impact the situation. The Indiana trio in the Grizzlies' starting lineup will be down one as Mike Conley (Lawrence North) is expected to miss the game with an ankle injury. Courtney Lee (Pike) and Zach Randolph (Marion) will be ready to go. Also, a hamstring strain will keep Grizz defensive wiz, Tony Allen out of the game.
The Pacers will be fighting through fatigue after the double-OT thrilla last night, but the stakes should take care of that problem. Reserve point guard C.J. Watson would be really handy but remains doubtful with the elbow issues that have had him on the shelf the past few games.
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|2014-15 NBA Regular Season|
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|April 15, 2015 - 9:30 p.m. ET|
|Fed Ex Forum - Memphis, TN|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Beno Udrih|
|C.J. Miles||SG||Courtney Lee|
|Solomon Hill||SF||Jeff Green|
|David West||PF||Zach Randolph|
|Roy Hibbert||C||Marc Gasol|