With the last round of playoff basketball being played, we’re going to be watching closely to see what happens in the final round.
Here are 10 things we should know about the next set of playoff matchups: 1.
The Pacers and Lakers are playing for the first time since the 2015-16 ABA/NBA All-Star break.
Since that time, the Pacers have won 20 games and the Lakers are in a tie for the second-worst record in the league.
The Lakers were the only team to win a game last season and are the only one who hasn’t made the postseason since 2010-11.
The last time the Pacers and the Pacers were on the same floor, they were both swept by the Lakers.
They’ll need to come out with a big performance to get back in this series, but they’ll be playing for their own postseason dreams.
The Raptors are 2-0 in their last three postseason games against the Pacers, and are just 0-5 against the Lakers this season.
They have won four of their last five matchups and are coming off a 103-96 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday night.
They’re currently 2-2 in their past five postseason games, including a 100-91 win against the Thunder in overtime.
The Nuggets are coming into this series without Andre Miller, who is out with an injury.
The Suns are coming in with a 3-1 record in their three postseason meetings with the Pacers.
They won three straight games against Indiana before losing their next three.
The Clippers are coming to Indianapolis to face the Pacers for the seventh time this season and the fourth time in their history.
The Cavs have lost their last four games in Indianapolis.
The Bucks are 0-3 in their previous four postseason games.
They’ve dropped six of their past eight meetings against Indiana.
The Pelicans have won five of their previous six games against Pacers-Lakers, including their lone win last season at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Nets have won six of seven meetings against the Bucks and Pacers.
The Hawks have won eight of nine meetings against them, including five straight games.
The Jazz have won seven of eight meetings at Lucas Bank Arena.
The Cavaliers have won 11 of 12 games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Warriors have won nine of 10 games at Indiana.
They also won five straight at Banker’s Life Field House against the Celtics, Nets and Lakers.
The Thunder have won their last seven meetings at Bankering Stadium.
They defeated the Pacers last season, 101-93.
The Grizzlies and Pelicans are the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference.
The Hornets are the No. 2 seed in the West and the Warriors are the second seed in either conference.
The Kings are the third seed in each conference and the Clippers are the fourth seed in both conferences.
The Spurs have won 17 of their 19 regular-season games at home, including six of nine in the series.
The Heat have won 16 of 17 at home and have won 14 of 17 on the road.
The Bulls are 9-1 in their final 10 games.
This will be the sixth time the two teams have met in the postseason, and the last time they met in a regular season game.
The Celtics have won the last four meetings, including two straight series.
Indiana won its last four regular-year games against Miami, including four straight wins over the Heat.
The Pistons have won 15 of 18 games against them.
The Sixers have won 10 of 11 against them this season, including three straight wins.
The Knicks are 2/7 at home this season when scoring 101 points.
Indiana has won six straight games at Madison Square Garden and three straight against the Knicks, including the playoffs.
The Mavericks are 5/6 when scoring at least 106 points.
They are 7/12 when they score at least 109 points.
The Rockets are 3/8 when scoring 103 points.
Houston is 4/9 when scoring 100 points.
Memphis is 4