|Brown was fired just 28 games into the season|
On the morning of April Fool's Day, the Pacers (34-42) stand one game ahead of the Bobcats (32-42), but both teams are tied in the loss column. This means that if the Bobcats win both games they have yet to play, they'd be tied with the Pacers, and each team would have six games remaining. Of their remaining games, the Bobcats have four against winning teams and four against losing teams, and each set of four is split into two home and two road games. The Pacers have three against winning teams left (one home, 2 away) and three against losing teams (all three at home). Since the Pacers have fewer games to play, they avoid having any back-to-back games; the Bobcats, on the other hand, have two sets of back-to-backs, making their journey more difficult from the outset. In addition, the Pacers have won all four games against the Bobcats this season, giving them the tiebreaker. If both teams end up with the same 82-game record, the Pacers make it. In the last 10 games, both teams are 6-4, but the Bobcats are on a six-game winning streak. They beat the Celtics as part of their steak, but the Pacers also beat the Celtics two night ago. These teams seem somewhat evenly matched, given their similar records and strong play of late.
|Psycho T is helping the Pacers |
in their hunt for the 8th seed