Pacers and their fans prepare to take on Wizards tonight

Monday night is a big night for Pacers fans who early on in the playoffs may not have expected the team to make it to the second round.  Now, fans are hoping the Pacers take an early lead in their best of seven series with the Washington Wizards. Game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals tips off tonight at 7:00 p.m.

This is the first time in NBA history that the Pacers and Wizards have squared off in the playoffs and it's the 4th consecutive run at the playoffs for the Pacers. The first round against the Atlanta Hawks a tough one for this year's team, taking it all the way to game 7. Fans were ecstatic following that game, cheering outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Even those in the Pacers organization, like David Benner, say when it comes to the playoffs, it's always unpredictable.  "S
urvival. Relief. When you get in playoffs you never know what's going to happen," David says.  "It's hard to win a playoff game even harder to win a series. This one was difficult one..key thing was get through it and you look ahead to the next one."
Fans heading to tonight's game will find a Pacers' Gold Swagger t-shirt on their chairs.  
The team hoping for a "Gold Out"at tonight's 7:00 p.m. game.

As for tickets, on Sunday, The Pacers say they had about 2,500 left scattered throughout Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  You can get tickets through the Fieldhouse Box Office.

  You can get tickets here or we have a link on our website,