Both Washington and Indiana are now part of the volatile middle of the Eastern Conference standings which has teams bobbing up and down potential playoff spots seemingly every night. The Wiz are currently in fourth place in the East, one game ahead of the Pacers in sixth place. A win is not only big for the Pacers in the short term but also key in trying to win the season series since the other two games are in Washington.
In the four games since John Wall has been out due to knee surgery, the Wizards are 4-0, so any hopes the team may slide down the standings without their best player appear to be false hopes at this point. The Pacers are dinged up with Darren Collison and Myles Turner dealing with knee issues and Victor Oladipo battling illness. All three starters are questionable.
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Wizards (30-22) at Pacers (30-24) - 7:00 PM EDT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
Wizards: Tomas Satoransky (PG), Bradley Beal (SG), Otto Porter Jr. (SF), Markieff Morris (PF), Marcin Gortat (C)