Judgement day is here for the four Eastern teams that are thrown into the play-in battle tonight.
To start with, the Pacers “welcome” the Hornets, with the team that loses saying goodbye to the playoffs of the eastern conference!
Indiana (34-38 record, 13-23 at home) concluded the regular season with… dignity, finishing just one position ahead of their tonight’s opponent. However, in the last two months, Nate Bjorkgren’s team has not been playing well on the court; this is primarily a result of the many injuries they suffered during this period, especially of their leader Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers have the home advantage in today’s «final» against the Hornets and, in theory, are favourite to enter the playoffs. The medical record is full of remarks though: precious Lamb (G, 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds) and Turner (C, 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds) are out for sure. Sabonis (C, 20.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists), Brogdon (PG, 21.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists), Edmond Summer (G, 7.5 points) and Aaron Holiday (G, 7.2 points) are all question marks with their participation in the game decided only moments before the game.
At the same time, the Hornets (33-39 record, 15-21 on the road) have forgotten the meaning of the word “victory”; Their last one was on May 8th (0-5 since then). After securing their place in the play-in, Charlotte kind of “emptied” and perhaps are waiting for tonight’s game to play good basketball. The coach of the «Bees», James Borrego had to line up his team without the injured leader, Gordon Hayward (F, 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists). But tonight, they are playing without absences.
Without other absences.
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