With their latest win streak, the Indiana Pacers have supplanted the Miami Heat for one of the final two seeds in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
After winning three straight in the middle of February including a win against the Golden State Warriors, the Pacers lost on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder but have responded in a big way by ripping off five straight wins.
Although three of the five wins have come against the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and a Chicago Bulls team without Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, the Pacers knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers to start the five game stretch. But Indiana doesn’t care how the wins come or who the wins are against, wins are wins, and they are now a team that controls its own fate for the final 20 games.
And the winning may continue this week, as two of the three teams they play are unlikely to reach the postseason. According to TiqIQ.com, the highest average ticket price for Pacers tickets this week is $86.60 with a walk-in price of $23 on Saturday night against the Boston Celtics. March 10th against the Magic has an average ticket price of $35, while the March 12th game against the Bucks has a $36 average ticket price. All three games this week are home at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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The Pacers have been winning without the help of Roy Hibbert, which is encouraging. Hibbert had nine points combined in the past two games and did not play against the Knicks on March 4th. Although he has been limited in practice due to sickness, head coach Frank Vogel he should be available tonight and throughout the rest of the week.