2021 Playoff Picture

The Race Is On

The Pacers are in the thick of the playoff chase, which is as competitive as ever in the Eastern Conference. As the Blue & Gold continue their push for their 10th postseason berth in 11 years, we're tracking the latest standings, remaining schedules, and potential first-round matchups.

If the Season Ended Today...


Pacers vs Wizards

The Pacers are currently in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and would face 10th-seeded Washington in the Play-In Tournament.

Here's a look at how the Pacers have fared against the Wizards this season and historically:

Season Series (Wizards Lead 2-0)

March 29 (at Washington) - Pacers 124, Wizards 132 | Game Rewind
May 3 (at Washington) - Pacers 141, Wizards 154 | Game Rewind
May 8 (at Indiana) - Pacers vs Wizards | 7:00 PM ET | TV: Bally Sports Indiana

Playoff History

2014 (Second Round): Pacers Won 4-2

Current Standings

TEAM W-L GB

o = Eliminated from Playoffs contention
x = Clinched playoff spot
y = Clinched division
z = Clinched conference

Explain the New Playoff Format?

The NBA has added a Play-In Tournament for the 2020-21 season to determine the final two Playoff seeds in each conference. Here's how it works:

  • The teams that finish in the top six in each conference at the conclusion of the regular season automatically advance to the first round of the playoffs.
  • The teams that finish seventh and eighth in their conference will play one game, with the winner advancing to the playoffs as the seventh seed (and facing the second seed in a best-of-seven first-round series).
  • The teams that finish ninth and 10th in their conference will play one game, with the loser being eliminated from the playoff contention.
  • The loser of the seventh/eighth-place game will play the winner of the ninth/10th-place game. The winner of that game will advance to the playoffs as the eighth seed (and face the top seed in a best-of-seven first-round series), while the loser is eliminated.

Teams of Interest

New York Knicks Games Left: 7 (3 Home, 4 Away)
Streak: W3
Last 10 Games: 9-1
Atlanta Hawks Games Left: 6 (5 Home, 1 Away)
Streak: W2
Last 10 Games: 6-4
Miami Heat Games Left: 6 (2 Home, 4 Away)
Streak: L1
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Boston Celtics Games Left: 7 (2 Home, 5 Away)
Streak: L1
Last 10 Games: 5-5
Charlotte Hornets Games Left: 7 (5 Home, 2 Away)
Streak: W1
Last 10 Games: 5-5
Indiana Pacers Games Left: 8 (6 Home, 2 Away)
Streak: L1
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Washington Wizards Games Left: 7 (2 Home, 5 Away)
Streak: W1
Last 10 Games: 8-2
Toronto Raptors Games Left: 6 (4 Home, 2 Away)
Streak: L1
Last 10 Games: 5-5
Chicago Bulls Games Left: 7 (4 Home, 3 Away)
Streak: L4
Last 10 Games: 4-6
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