The Pacers are locked in a messy, five-team group for the final four Eastern Conference playoff spots. With just two games remaining, every spot #5 through #9 is still on the table. Here is a generic explanation:
Now, a more detailed one:
There is also a scenario where there could be a four-way or even a five-way tie (Hawks 0-3, Bucks 0-2, Pacers 1-1, Heat 2-0, Bulls 2-0), but I have Sunday errands to run this morning, so I don't have time to sort all of that out.