Posted April 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Indiana Pacers are peaking as the season winds down, and a few more wins could lock them into the No. 3 seed and give them a chance to earn some rest before the playoffs. If the Philadelphia 76ers don't get their act together quickly, they'll be in line for some rest once the postseason begins. The surging Pacers look for their sixth straight win and 10th in 11 games Tuesday night when they visit the 76ers, who have lost six of eight in April and are clinging to a playoff spot heading into their final home game. The top two in the Eastern Conference have been clearly defined all season, but only in April has Indiana (39-22) emerged as a clear No. 3 behind Chicago and Miami. The Pacers have won nine of 10 this month and hold a three-game lead on Boston, Atlanta and Orlando for the third spot. Though their five consecutive wins have all been against teams on the outside of the playoff picture, they should be well rested for this trip to Philadelphia after no starter pl...
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