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Charlotte Hornets (27-24)


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@ NY
L 109-118
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@ Was
L 110-115
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Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Domantas Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds and nine assists, and the short-handed Indiana Pacers routed the Charlotte Hornets 144-117 in the Eastern Conference's first play-in game Tuesday night.

Led by Sabonis and Doug McDermott, who scored 16 of his 21 points in the first quarter, the ninth-seeded Pacers snapped a franchise-worst nine-game losing streak in the postseason. They also moved within one victory of making a sixth consecutive playoff appearance.

Indiana will visit the loser of Tuesday's other play-in game, No. 7 Boston against No. 8 Washington, on Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: Terry Rozier20.4
Rebounds: Cody Zeller6.8
Assists: LaMelo Ball6.1
FG%: Miles Bridges50.3%
Steals: LaMelo Ball1.59
Blocks: PJ Washington1.23
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.4 (13)
Rebounds: 45.2 (19)
Assists: 27.1 (30)
FG%: 46.8% (16)
FT%: 74.5% (1)
3P%: 36.6% (16)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (22)
Rebounds: 43.8 (19)
Assists: 26.8 (6)
FG%: 45.5% (22)
FT%: 76.1% (21)
3P%: 36.9% (14)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Atlanta 41 31 .569 --
x-Miami 40 32 .556 1.0
Washington 34 38 .472 7.0
Charlotte 33 39 .458 8.0
Orlando 21 51 .292 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/25/2021 Brad Wanamaker Traded
12/22/2020 Malik Monk Reinstate/Suspension
12/19/2020 Keandre Cook Waived
12/19/2020 Javin DeLaurier Waived
12/19/2020 Xavier Sneed Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/3/2021 Gordon Hayward Right foot sprain
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