The Boston Celtics swept a home-and-home set with the Miami Heat on Monday and Wednesday, but now turn to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night for a matchup at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. with major playoff implications.
Both Indiana and Boston sit at 47-32, tied for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. The result of Friday night’s matchup will have a huge impact on who receives home-court advantage in their likely first-round series, which is of vital importance for a Celtics team that is currently under .500 on the road.
The Celtics snuck by the Pacers one week ago at TD Garden, winning on a last-second bucket from Kyrie Irving. Another victory tonight would put Boston one game ahead of Indiana heading into its remaining two regular-season games against the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.
By owning the tiebreaker, the Celtics control their own destiny. A win tonight would put them in good shape heading into the final few days of the regular season.
When: Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN