Lionel Hollins will be rooting hard for his former team on Wednesday night.
If the Nets lose, they're out. If both teams lose, the Nets are out.
The Pacers (38-43) lead the Nets (37-44) by one game for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but Brooklyn holds the tiebreaker by virtue of a better head-to-head record.
The Nets would have to sweat out the upcoming lottery if they don't make the playoffs.
It would also mark the end of owner Mikhail Prokhorov's five-year championship plan.
The Pacers beat the Washington Wizards in a grueling double-overtime game on Tuesday night, but they are definitely tired and banged up.
Alan Anderson (ankle) is questionable for the Nets, who have lost their previous two games by a combined 50 points.
The Nets don't control their own destiny so all they can do is win and hope for the best.