They’re just really good, they play fast, they’ve got a lot of high-level scorers and the last time they came to (Indiana), I think from start to finish they really outplayed us,” said Indiana point guard T.J. McConnell, who tied a career high with 17 assists and added 12 points on Sunday. Up as much as 18 in Sunday’s third quarter, Indiana allowed Toronto’s makeshift lineup to get within 110-101 late in the fourth.
The Hornets lost to the Washington Wizards to drop to 10th. "They've got a lot of weapons offensively," Domantas Sabonis, who returned to action after a thigh contusion made him miss a game Saturday, said of Charlotte. "They move the ball.
The Hornets finishing eighth would have meant playing the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday, knowing if they lost that game they’d host a game Thursday that could also get them into the 16-team playoff draw. Now, they would have to win two road games — at the Pacers, then at the loser of Celtics-Wizards Thursday — to reach the eighth playoff seed.