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Wizards at Pacers preview: Washington aims to sweep Indiana and move up in seeding

Wizards are only a half game behind the Pacers for the 9th spot in the play-in tournament.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN

How to watch: NBATV; NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Chandler Hutchison (Knee, Game-Time Decision); Deni Avdija (Anke, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Pacers: Edmond Sumner (Knee, Day-to-Day); Malcolm Brogdon (Hamstring, Day-to-Day); JaKarr Sampson (Concussion, Day-to-Day); Jeremy Lamb (Knee, Questionable); Myles Turner (Toe, Questionable); T.J. Warren (Foot, Out)

Pregame notes

The Washington Wizards play against the Indiana Pacers in what could be a possible regular season series sweep. Russell Westbrook has dominated against the Pacers and hopefully will do so on Saturday night.

Wizards are half a game behind which means if they win they’ll move up to the ninth spot in the standings. If the season were to end and the Wizards won they’d host a play-in tournament game instead of being the visitor. They’re even a game and a half behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth spot which would be even better based on how the play-in tournament works.

It’s been some pretty close games especially their last game which went into overtime with the Toronto Raptors. Washington can’t play like they did if they want to make the playoffs. The Wizards have to play every game like it’s their last.

We may see Rui Hachimura but no clue just how bad the illness he’s had that made him miss a couple games so far. It’s definitely shown that his presence is missed.

For now every game is a watch and hope type of game. And for Westbrook he’s just one triple double away from tying the record that is of Oscar Robertson. We know it’s going to happen and we know he’s going to break it to become record holder of the most triple-doubles in a career.

Can’t wait to watch Westbrook show his true greatness!