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Pacers vs. Wizards: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

The Pacers play the first of two games against the Wiz this week with both teams vying to improve their playoff standing.

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

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

Injury update:

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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