Date: 19 May 2021
Time: 4:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Indiana Pacers are all set to host the Charlotte Hornets at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday morning. The match will be the Eastern Conference's first 2020-21 NBA play-in tournament game. While the Hornets were eighth before their final regular-season matchup, a defeat against the Washington Wizards saw a slump in their standings as they now stand at the tenth position. Meanwhile, the Pacers who were tenth before their final game, registered a win over the Toronto Raptors and overtook the Hornets into the ninth place.
A loss in this game for either of the teams would bring an end to their American Basketball League campaign this season. However, the good news for Indiana Pacers would be that they have won five of their last ten games and will be heading into this contest with a lot of confidence. Moreover, they even won their last match and do not have any injury or availability concerns with regards to their key players. Caris Levert could play a key role for Pacers in this clash.
As far as the Charlotte Hornets are concerned, it would take two back-to-back wins for them to seal a place in the playoffs as the eighth seed. They have struggled big time in their recent matches and even lost their previous game before this which suggests this could be a challenging encounter for the Hornets.
Probable Starting 5
Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Edmond Sumner, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis
LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Jalen McDaniels, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington
Point Guard: Malcolm Brogdon, Lamelo Ball
Shooting Guard: Terry Rozier, Caris LeVert
Small Forward: Justin Holiday
Power Forward: Domantas Sabonis, Miles Bridges, Jalen McDaniels
Center: Doug McDermott
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