The No. 8 Washington Wizards will face the No. 9 seed Indiana Pacers in the NBA play-in tournament on Thursday night to decide who will be the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The winner of Pacers vs. Wizards will head on to face the No. 1 seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs.
When do the Wizards vs. Pacers play?
The Pacers vs. Wizards game will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in Washington.
The Wizards lost their first play-in game 118-100 to the Boston Celtics. The winner of this game advances to the actual playoffs against No. 1 seed Philadelphia, while the loser goes home.
How to watch, live stream the Pacers vs. Wizards
The game will be shown on TNT at 8 p.m. and you can also live stream it with a subscription to fuboTV. They also offer a free trial for seven days.
Pacers vs. Wizards opening odds
Spread: Wizards -3.5
Moneyline: Wizards -162, Pacers +132
Players to watch for the Pacers
The Pacers will continue to rely heavily on Domantas Sabonis, an NBA All-Star for the second straight season who averaged 20.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. He had some nagging injuries through the season but appeared in 8 of their final 9 games.
Sabonis was a key to the win over Charlotte, falling just one assist shy of a triple-double with 14 points, 21 rebounds and 9 assists. He did all of that without even playing in the fourth quarter.