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NBA Standings: Pacers pull even with Nets

The Indiana Pacers have won five straight games and have tied the Brooklyn Nets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with two games remaining in the regular season.

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The Indiana Pacers pulled even with the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings thanks to a 116-104 win over Oklahoma City combined with a 96-73 loss by the Nets in Milwaukee. If the season ended today, Brooklyn would get the final playoff spot by virtue of winning the season series with Indiana. However, things couldn't be any tighter heading into the two final regular season games for both teams.

Here is a current look at the race for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference:

Team W/L GB Remaining Schedule
7. Boston Celtics 38-42 22.0 vs Raptors, @ Bucks
8. Brooklyn Nets 37-43 23.0 vs Bulls, vs Magic
Indiana Pacers 37-43 23.0 vs Wizards, @ Grizzlies
Miami Heat 35-45 25.0 vs Magic, @ 76ers

The Pacers have won five straight games to climb back into the race but must finish a game better in the standings to claim the final playoff spot. The Nets end their regular season at home with games against Chicago and Orlando. Indiana will host Washington before wrapping up the regular season in Memphis against the Grizzlies.