Pacers take lead for top spot

Indiana controls destiny for #1 seed


MIAMI – The Indiana Pacers have the inside track to the top spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

The Pacers beat the Thunder 102-97 on Sunday afternoon.

The Pacers have one game left at Orlando on Wednesday night.

If Indiana wins, they'll gain the top seed.

The Heat lost on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Miami plays at Washington on Monday night and then hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The Heat need to win both games and have the Pacers lose to Orlando in order to clinch the top seed.

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