INDIANAPOLIS (TICKER) —The Boston Celtics try to move into a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff standings on Wednesday when they open a four-game road trip against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Celtics have pulled within one game of the struggling Pacers for fourth place in the East, which holds home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Boston is 2 1/2 games behind Philadelphia and trails Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey by three games.
The Celtics have won seven of their last 11 games but fell further back in the division race with an 87-74 loss to the Nets on Tuesday.
The Celtics have won six of their last 10 games away from home and have the third-best road record in the Eastern Conference at 16-17.
Indiana has lost 13 of its last 15 games and fell to 1-1 on a four-game homestand with a 95-88 loss to Portland on Monday.
Boston has won five of the last six games with Indiana, including two of three this season.