With their playoff seeds set, the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics don't plan on over-extending themselves before the postseason begins.
Multiple players on both teams could rest as visiting Indiana looks to avoid a fifth straight loss to Boston on Tuesday night.
The Central Division champion Pacers (49-31) are guaranteed the Eastern Conference's third seed after falling 90-80 to second-place New York on Sunday.
Indiana is on the verge of winning 50 games for the first time since 2003-04, though it has been struggling down the stretch. It is allowing 100.4 points per game - nearly 10 above its season average - while dropping four of five.
Paul George, the Pacers' leading scorer at 17.4 points per game, finished 3 for 12 from the field and 1 of 8 from 3-point range while scoring nine points Sunday. He's averaging 10.8 points and shooting a dismal 28.3 percent over the last five.
"We (aren't) satisfied with (the No. 3 seed),'' George said. '&...