INDIANAPOLIS – The Pacers now know who and when they will be playing in closing out the 2019-20 regular season in Orlando.
Here are the final 8 games of the regular season for the Pacers:
Saturday, August 1: 76ers (7:00 PM)
Monday, August 3: Wizards (4:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 4: Magic (6:00 PM)
Thursday, August 6: Suns (4:00 PM)
Saturday, August 8: Lakers (6:00 PM, TNT)
Monday, August 10: Heat (8:00 PM)
Wednesday, August 12: Rockets (4:00 PM, NBATV)
Friday, August 14: Heat (TBD)
At 39-26, the Pacers are currently in the No. 5 seed of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
They currently have the same record with No. 6 seed Philadelphia, and are two games behind Miami for the No. 4 spot.
With homecourt no longer a benefit from getting a top-4 seed, the final 8 games of the regular season will all be about positioning for matchups come playoff time.
The Pacers have already clinched a playoff berth for a 5th straight season.
Nate McMillan’s team has reconvened in Indiana for some individual workouts before they head to Orlando in early July.
Despite testing positive for COVID-19, guard Malcolm Brogdon is expected to play in Orlando.
Current Eastern Conference Standings
1. Milwaukee (53-12)
2. Toronto (46-18), 6.5 games back
3. Boston (43-21), 9.5 games back
4. Miami (41-24), 12 games back
5. Indiana (39-26), 14 games back
6. Philadelphia (39-26), 14 games back
7. Brooklyn (30-34), 22.5 games back
8. Orlando (30-35), 23 games back