The Boston Celtics have a chance to clinch playoff spot Tuesday night

With 19 games left in their regular season, the Boston Celtics have an opportunity Tuesday night to be the third Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff spot.

According to Boston.com’s Celtics Twitter account, the team can earn a playoff berth with a win against the Indiana Pacers or if the Washington Wizards lose to the New York Knicks. The Celtics and Pacers will tipoff in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. ET.

The Celtics currently are ranked third in the East, right behind the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. Boston had a successful February in large part because of Jayson Tatum’s surge.

With Tatum averaging 30.7 points in February, the Celtics went 9-3 during the month.

The Wizards are ranked ninth, with a 23-40 record.

The Pacers have been surging lately, winning six of their last seven games.

T.J. Warren played in those six wins and averaged 20.2 points and five rebounds per game. He did not play in the Pacers’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday because of a laceration to his leg, per J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star.

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