The injury-plagued Indiana Pacers failed in their bid to move up the Eastern Conference standings on Saturday. The Pacers face a must-win on Sunday afternoon on the road against the Toronto Raptors in Tampa, Fla., in order to finish ninth in the East and earn a home game in the NBA's new play-in tournament that tips off Tuesday. The Pacers, Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards will all take the court for 1 p.m. Eastern starts in a tie for the eighth-best record in the East (33-38), the result of the Pacers and Hornets both losing games on Saturday.
Boston Celtics -- winner is No. seed in playoffs; loser moves on in play-in Game 2: No. Indiana Pacers at No.
Kyle Lowry may have already played his final game as a member of the Toronto Raptors. Toronto has ruled out the 35-year-old Lowry with "rest" for the final game of the season on Sunday afternoon. He is joined by OG Anunoby, Rodney Hood, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Yuta Watanabe, and Paul Watson Jr. who have all be ruled out with various injuries.