Editor's Note: The Delaware St. entrance to the Virginia Ave. Parking Garage is longer in operation due to the construction of the St. Vincent Center. To enter the Virginia Ave. Parking Garage, please use to the entrance located at the intersection of E Maryland St. and S Alabama St. You will, however, still be able to exit the parking garage using the single-lane Delaware St. exit ramp.
In addition, the south bound lane of Delaware Street from Maryland to just south of the train bridge will be closed for the duration of the construction project.
Last Updated: April 9 at 11:10 PM
The Pacers had a chance to lock up a playoff spot on Friday night in Toronto against a team that elected to rest four key players, including their two All-Star guards. But the Raptors' reserves took it to Indiana, putting the Pacers' playoff hopes on hold.
The Pacers (42-37) need to win just one of their final three games to clinch a playoff berth. But regardless of their playoff status, the Blue & Gold will want to put together a stronger overall performance on Sunday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets (21-58).
The Pacers should make the playoffs, but they want to build some positive momentum heading into the postseason. That starts with putting together a better defensive performance against Brooklyn than they did against Toronto. The Pacers allowed the Raptors to shoot 45 percent from 3-point range and could not defend without fouling, sending Toronto to the free throw line 38 times in Friday's loss.
On paper, the Pacers should take care of business against Brooklyn. The Nets are owners of the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference and have elected to shut down their two best players (the frontcourt duo of Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, who combined to average over 35 points and 17 rebounds per game) for the remainder of the season.
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But the Pacers' struggles in Toronto show that they cannot afford to take anyone lightly, regardless of who is playing and who is in street clothes.
Despite their loss on Friday, the Pacers control their own destiny to claim the seventh seed in the East. They're tied with Detroit in the loss column and own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Pistons. If they want to avoid a first round matchup with the defending conference champion Cavs, they can do so simply by winning their final three regular season contests.
Pacers: PG - George Hill, SG - Monta Ellis, SF - Paul George, PF - Lavoy Allen, C - Ian Mahinmi
Nets: PG - Shane Larkin, SG - Wayne Ellington, SF - Bojan Bogdanovic, PF - Chris McCullough, C - Jared Sullinger
Nets: Jarrett Jack - out (torn ACL, right knee), Brook Lopez - out (rest), Willie Reed - out (personal reasons), Thaddeus Young - out (rest)
March 26, 2016: The Nets outscored Indiana 35-17 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 120-110 win at the Barclays Center. Brook Lopez scored 14 of his team-high 23 points in the final period to lead Brooklyn to victory.
The loss spoiled an excellent offensive performance by Indiana, who matched their season high at the time with 66 first-half points. Paul George led all scorers with 27 points in the loss. Ian Mahinmi added 18 and George Hill scored 17.
- The Pacers are 96-71 all-time against the Nets, including a 58-25 record at home.
- Indiana has won three of its last four contests against Brooklyn at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
- Pacers forward Solomon Hill needs just 22 points to reach 1,000 for his career.
- Paul George became the third player in franchise history to make 700 career 3-pointers in Friday's loss in Toronto. Only Reggie Miller (2,560) and Danny Granger (964) have made more threes for the Blue & Gold.
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TV:FOX Sports Indiana - Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)
Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan - Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Slick Leonard (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)
Please Note: Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Pacers radio broadcasts can be heard on 1080 AM instead of 1070.
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Hickory Mini Basketball - $10. Game Night Specials can be purchased in the Home Court Gift Shop or any of our souvenir stands located on all levels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The special is also available online at PacersGear.com until midnight.