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The Pacers defeated the Wizards on Tuesday to move closer to clinching a playoff spot.

By SI Wire
April 15, 2015

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Washington Wizards 99-95 in double overtime on Tuesday, moving one win away from clinching a playoff spot.

Indiana's win eliminated the Miami Heat from playoff contention, marking the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Heat will miss the playoffs.

At 38–43, the Pacers are now one game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the No. 8 and final seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana can clinch the No. 8 seed either by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday or if the Nets lose to the Orlando Magic that same day.

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C.J. Miles had 25 points to lead the Pacers, while George Hill scored 24 and just missed a triple double with 10 assists and nine rebounds. 

Paul George had 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench in his fourth game since making his season debut.

- Molly Geary

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