The Pacers head to D.C. to face the Wizards in ninth place in the East, 1.5 games ahead of Washington as both teams are trying to secure at least a play-in spot in the playoffs.
This is the first of two games this week between the two teams and the Pacers need at least a split to maintain their current spot, however that scenario gives the tie breaker to the Wiz thanks to their 132-124 win in late March.
Washington has jumped into the playoff record after a strong showing in April. The Wiz are 8-2 in their last ten games riding big production from their dynamic backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal.
The Pacers remain short-handed up front but with Domantas Sabonis back in the mix, they can run out a normal starting lineup. Goga Bitadze remains questionable and his return would be a welcomed site to help the front court rotation.
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Caris LeVert, Edmond Sumner, Doug McDermott, Oshae Brissett, Domantas Sabonis
Wizards: Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, Raul Neto, Rui Hachimura, Alex Len
IND: Edmond Sumner (knee) - probable, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - questionable, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - questionable, Malcolm Brodgon (hamstring) - questionable, JaKarr Sampson (concussion) - out, Myles Turner (big toe) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out
WAS: Deni Avdija (ankle) - out, Thomas Bryant (knee) - out
Enemy view: Bullets Forever
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