The surging Indiana Pacers have locked up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The inconsistent Philadelphia 76ers could finally wrap up the East's last available playoff spot Saturday night.
Indiana looks to extend its longest winning streak in eight seasons to eight as the visiting 76ers try to win two straight for just the second time in six weeks.
Winners of 11 of 12 in April, the Pacers (41-22) will open the postseason at home for the first time since 2004. They clinched the third seed Thursday with a 118-109 victory over Milwaukee, which fell three back of eighth-place Philadelphia (32-30).
"It's not that we didn't play hard, it's that you need an extraordinary effort against a team like (Indiana), not an ordinary one," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "It's a great club. They'll be a tough out in the playoffs."
The Pacers, who lost to Chicago in last year's opening round in their first playoff appearance since 2006, are riding their longest winning streak...