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Pacers rally to beat Cavs

LOS ANGELES, United States — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a playoff career-high 30 points as the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17-point halftime deficit to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 in game three of their NBA playoff series. The win gives the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the first round….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 21st, 2018Related News

Bogdanovic s double duty spells trouble for Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES, United States – Bojan Bogdanovic scored a playoff career-high 30 points as the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17-point halftime deficit to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 in game three of their NBA playoff series. The win gave the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 21st, 2018Related News

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS --- Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win. The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs. This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs --- on a night LeBron Jones joined Michael Jordan as the only players in playof...Keep on reading: Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 21st, 2018Related News

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland's second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers' their first loss in the opening round in eight years. Indiana was in control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and leading by 23 in the third. The Cavs stormed back and got within seven, but Oladipo hit a big three-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a triple to make it 88-71. The Pacers completely outplayed the three-time defending conference champions, whose turbulent regular season has carried over into the playoffs. Game 2 is Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). James scored 24 with 12 assists and 10 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double. But James got little help as Cleveland's four other starters — Kevin Love, Jeff Green, Rodney Hood and George Hill — combined for 25 points. This is all new to James, who had won 21 consecutive first-round games and lost a postseason for the first time in his 13th playoffs. The 33-year-old is trying to get to his eighth straight Finals, and already the path is tougher than imagined. Cleveland had won 14 straight first-round games, last losing on April 22, 2010, the last season of James' first stint with the Cavs. Indiana was swept by Cleveland in last year's opening round. Those Pacers, though, didn't have Oladipo or the balance of this Indy squad, which may lack experience but not confidence. Lance Stephenson, a longtime playoff nemesis for James, helped set the tone in the first quarter with a dunk he punctuated by throwing several punches into the padded basket stanchion. The Pacers took the fight to the Cavs. They were more physical, more energetic and more composed. Oladipo has become one of the NBA's rising stars, and after being a role player in Oklahoma City, he's Indiana's main attraction and looked like a seasoned star on the playoff stage. He made six three-pointers, swiped the ball from James on two occasions and more than doubled his previous playoff scored high of 15. The Cavs fell behind 33-12 during a strange first quarter that included Cleveland missing all eight three-pointers, James not attempting his first field goal until 1:52 remained and fans in Quicken Loans Arena wondering what they were seeing. As he does for every postseason, James shuts down all social media activities, a routine he calls Zero Dark 23 Mode. And this time, he began it Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) by posting a quote on Instagram from Martin Luther King Jr: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that." The Pacers drove him into a darker place. TIP-INS Pacers: Only have two starters __ Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young — from the team Cleveland swept last year. ... Oladipo wasn't seen as a franchise-changing player when Indiana acquired him along with Domantas Sabonis in the trade for Paul George. However, coach Nate McMillan said the guard wanted to prove himself and did with hard work. "He's a very coachable kid," McMillan said. "We've had many film sessions and one-on-one sessions to try to improve and he's shown that. This is a different season, a good opportunity for him to show where he's at again."... Indiana came in 15-6 in the playoffs when it wins the opener. The Pacers are 4-18 wheb losing Game 1. Cavaliers: James surpassed Michael Jordan (2,188) for the second-most made field goals in playoff history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) tops the list. ... James dropped to 48-8 in first-round games. ... Coach Tyronne Lue started Hood over Kyle Korver, who has lingering soreness in his right foot and was on a minutes' restriction. Korver played just four minutes. ... Green was 0-for-7 from the field, 0-for-3 from the line and the Cavs were outscored by 15 when he was on the floor. UP NEXT Game 2 is Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Hornets take advantage of resting Pacers for 119-93 win

By Michael Marot, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwight Howard finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds and Frank Kaminsky tied his career high with 24 points Tuesday night to lead the Charlotte Hornets past the Indiana Pacers, 119-93. Charlotte ended the season with two wins in its last seven games. The Pacers, who are locked into the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference, lost for the second time in three games with three starters sitting out. Darren Collison, T.J. Leaf and Glenn Robinson III all scored 13 points for Indiana. With Bojan Bogdanovic, Victor Oladipo and Thaddeus Young all resting, the Hornets quickly took advantage of the short-handed Pacers. Williams made four three-pointers in the first quarter to help Charlotte take a 37-25 lead. The Pacers cut the halftime deficit to 63-55 but never seriously threatened. Charlotte delivered the knockout punch with a 13-4 run midway through the third quarter. When it ended, the Hornets had a 79-63 lead and the Pacers couldn't cut the deficit to single digits again. TIP-INS Hornets: Ended a three-game losing streak in Indy. ... Howard finished the season with a franchise-record 53 double-doubles and is one of three players to hold the single-season record with two teams. The others are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain. ... Howard also is one of six players to average a double-double in each of his first 13 seasons in the league. ... Williams finished with 15 points and tied his career-high with five three's. ... Malik Monk had 17 points and Nicolas Batum had 14 points, four rebounds and six assists. ... Charlotte was 18-of-42 on three's. Pacers: Oladipo missed the game with a sore right foot but finished with the highest steals per game (2.36) since Ricky Rubio (2.32) in 2013-14. Oladipo also had a league-high 177 steals despite missing seven games. ... Collison was 3-of-5 on three's, improving his league-leading percentage to 46.8 percent. He also broke Chris Mullin's single-season NBA franchise record (46.5) set in 1998-99. ... Domantas Sabonis had 10 points and 10 rebounds while Lance Stephenson wound up with nine points, 13 rebounds and four assists. ... Play was stopped during the fourth quarter when a T-shirt misfired onto the court during play. UP NEXT Hornets: The offseason. Pacers: A trip to Philadelphia or Cleveland for a best-of-seven, first-round series......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 11th, 2018Related News

Oladipo comes through late to lift Pacers past Kings 106-103

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds remaining, and the Indiana Pacers held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 106-103 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Bojan Bogdanovic had 25 points, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Darren Collison finished with eight points and nine assists against his former team to help the Pacers extend their winning streak to four. Indiana remained percentage points behind fourth-place Philadelphia in the East. Cyclone fences were erected around Golden1 Center and extra members of law enforcement in riot gear were lined up outside the arena in anticipation of a possible third day of protests over the fatal police shooting of Stephon Adams, an unarmed 22-year-old African-American who was shot in his grandparents' backyard on March 18 as police searched for a person suspected of attempting to break into several homes. A funeral for Clark was held early Thursday afternoon and protestors held marches near the district attorney's office but did not make it to Golden1 Center. That was in contrast from previous marches when demonstrators surrounded the arena and prevented fans from getting inside. The Pacers led 99-91 with three minutes left following a 12-5 run. Oladipo had eight points during the surge, including a pair of three-point plays. After Buddy Hield scored seven consecutive points, Bogdanovic sank a pair two free throws for Indiana before Sacramento's Bogdan Bogdanovic — no relation to the Pacers player — hit a three-pointer with 3.4 seconds left to pull the Kings within 104-103. Oladipo, who struggled from the perimeter, then made his shots from the line. Willie Cauley-Stein had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Kings. Bogdanovic scored 21 points and Hield had 20. Indiana fell behind in the second quarter but went on another big run to take a 61-58 halftime lead. Young led the surge with five points while former Kings starter Collison added a steal and layup. Sacramento's Frank Mason hit a tying 22-foot jumper at the buzzer to end the third. TIP-INS Pacers: Young went to the locker room briefly in the second quarter after taking a hard foul from Sacramento's Skal Labissiere. ... Oladipo has made at least one steal in 59 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA and the sixth-longest in league history. Kings: Cauley-Stein had 17 points in the first half. ... Garrett Temple remains sidelined with a left ankle sprain. UP NEXT Pacers: Travel to Los Angeles to play the Clippers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Kings: Host Golden State on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 30th, 2018Related News

Oladipo helps Pacers top Heat in OT to clinch playoff spot

By Jim Johnson, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 23 points and five assists to help the Indiana Pacers clinch a playoff berth with a 113-107 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Thaddeus Young had 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who secured their seventh appearance in the postseason in the last eight seasons. Tyler Johnson made five three-pointers and finished with 19 points, James Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Bam Adebayo added 14 points for the Heat, who split the four-game season series. Darren Collison finished with 12 points, made the go ahead three-pointer to put the Pacers ahead 101-100 with 2:49 remaining in overtime, and Indiana scored 11 straight points to pull away. The Pacers took a 109-102 lead with Collison's three-pointer with 55 seconds left to play. Miami coach Eric Spoelstra missed the first game of his career, leaving Indianapolis on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) after learning his wife Nikki was entering labor. Assistant coach Dan Craig filled in and Spoelstra is expected to return for Miami's home game against Cleveland on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Indiana trailed by 14 in the first half and went on a 9-1 run late in the second quarter to take a 50-46 lead on Oladipo's jumper with 2:22 remaining in the half. The Heat then scored seven straight, including a dunk and two free throws by Adebayo. And James Johnson's free throw gave with under a second left gave Miami a 52-52 halftime lead. The Heat came back from an eight-point deficit in the second half. Johnson forced overtime with a free throw with 8.3 seconds left in regulation. TIP-INS Heat: Maimi had 10 turnovers in the first half and finished with 17 overall. ... Tyler Johnson had 12 points in the first quarter alone. ... Adebayo also had five rebounds. Pacers: Indiana shot 66.7 percent in the overtime period and 48.9 percent overall. ... Forward Domantas Sabonis was out for a sixth straight game with a left sprained ankle. UP NEXT Heat: Host Cleveland on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Pacers: At Golden State on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) for the first of a four-game west coast trip......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2018Related News

Randolph comes through in OT to help Kings beat Heat 123-119

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox made a layup at the buzzer to force overtime, Zach Randolph scored the first three points of the extra period and finished with 22, and the Sacramento Kings recovered after blowing a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 123-119 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Randolph added a key block on Justise Winslow with 1:19 remaining in OT as Sacramento swept Miami for the first time since 2001-02. That overshadowed an impressive night by Miami's Goran Dragic, who scored 11 straight points in the fourth quarter to fuel the Heat's comeback and matched his season high of 33 points. But Dragic missed a tying turnaround jumper with 20 seconds left in overtime, then stepped out of bounds with the ball with 12.3 remaining. Randolph had the first three points in overtime with a free throw and 17-foot jumper. Fox made a short runner, Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a 28-foot three-pointer and Buddy Hield added four free throws. Hield finished with 24 points, Fox had 20 and Bogdanovic added 14 for Sacramento. The Heat, who began the day in eighth place in the East, lost their second straight. Wayne Ellington had 22 points with six three-pointers, James Johnson added 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Winslow scored 13 points for Miami. The Heat trailed by 16 early in the fourth and were down 104-91 following consecutive buckets by Hield. Dragic, who was fouled hard twice earlier in the quarter, then went on his tear. Dragic made a three-point play and two triples sandwiched around a pair of free throws to cut the Kings' lead to 104-102. After Fox missed two free throws for Sacramento, Kelly Olynyk's shot beyond the arc gave the Heat their first lead of the second half. Ellington's three-pointer pushed the Heat's lead to 110-106 before Hield hit a 3 to make it 110-109. Miami turned the ball over on a shot clock violation with 9.3 seconds remaining but Randolph missed a short jumper. Olynyk made one of two free throws for the Heat before Fox's shot at the buzzer forced overtime. TIP-INS Heat: Miami made six three-pointers in the fourth quarter. ... Dwyane Wade was inactive for a second consecutive game with a mild left hamstring strain. Hassan Whiteside (left hip) sat out his third straight. Kings: Sacramento went 2-of-11 beyond the arc in the first half and finished 8-of-24 on three-pointers. ... Skal Labissiere (bruised left hip) missed his third straight. UP NEXT Heat: Travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Kings: Play at Golden State on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2018Related News

Gobert helps Jazz snap Pacers win streak at 4

By Corey Elliot, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell finished with 20 points and six assists, and the Utah Jazz snapped the Indiana Pacers' four-game winning streak with a 104-84 victory Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Jazz improved to 15-2 over their last 17 games. Ricky Rubio finished with 18 points and seven assists for Utah, and reserve Jae Crowder added 16 points. Joe Ingles had 11 points and 10 assists. Utah outscored Indiana 28-12 over the final eight minutes of the first quarter and led 54-44 at halftime. Indiana pulled within single digits a couple of times in the third, but Utah was too much on a night when the Pacers shot 38.6 percent from the floor. Utah shot 51 percent from the floor and had 30 assists on 51 baskets, while Indiana had just 12 assists. The lone bright spot for Indiana on offense was Myles Turner, who finished with 24 points. Bojan Bogdanovic and Victor Oladipo each scored 13 points, and Cory Joseph had 12 points and six rebounds. LOUISVILLE LOVERS Standout rookie Mitchell was met by a large crowd of University of Louisville fans near the tunnel as he walked off the floor. TOUGH ROAD AHEAD At 37-28, Indiana is far ahead of where many expected the team to be in March. While the Pacers are almost locked into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, their seeding is less certain. The Pacers are on Cleveland's heels for the third playoff spot, but after a matchup with Atlanta on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), Indiana's next four games will be against current Eastern Conference playoff teams, with two of those contests on the road. TIP-INS Indiana: Bogdanovic has scored in double figures in 14 straight games. It is the longest such streak of his career. ... Indiana is 11-11 against the Western Conference. Utah: The Jazz have won nine straight road games. ... This was Utah's 21st win of the season against teams above .500. UP NEXT Utah: Visits Memphis on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Indiana: Hosts Atlanta on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 8th, 2018Related News

Pacers hurdle Wizards, move up in Eastern Conference standings

WASHINGTON – Victor Olapido scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers moved up the crowded NBA Eastern Conference standings with.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 6th, 2018Related News

Pacers score, leap past Wizards in crowded East

The results: Milwaukee 118, Philadelphia 110;Toronto 103, Charlotte 98; Indiana 98, Washington 95; LA Clippers 123, Brooklyn 120; Sacramento 102, New York 99; New Orleans 126, Dallas 109; Atlanta 113, Phoenix 112 LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 5th, 2018Related News

Pacers leap past Wizards, Raptors sink Hornets

LOS ANGELES: Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers moved up the crowded Eastern Conference standings with a 98-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Pacers won despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead but they held on and the victory allowed them to jump over the [...] The post Pacers leap past Wizards, Raptors sink Hornets appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Oladipo, Bogdanovic help Pacers edge Wizards

WASHINGTON — Victor Oladipo scored 33 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 and the Indiana Pacers defeated Washington, 98-95, on Sunday night (Monday Manila tim.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 5th, 2018Related News

Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors defeat Hornets

LOS ANGELES — Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers moved up the crowded Eastern Conference standings with a 98-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Pacers won despite nearly blowing a 17 point lead but they held on and the victory allowed them to jump […] The post Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors defeat Hornets appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 5th, 2018Related News

Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors sink Hornets

LOS ANGELES, USA – Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers moved up the crowded Eastern Conference standings with a 98-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Pacers won despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead but they held on and the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 5th, 2018Related News

Oladipo, Pacers hold off Wizards

WASHINGTON --- For the second straight game, the Indiana Pacers prevailed on the road over a potential playoff rival, even if it wasn't always pleasing to the eye. Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 as the Pacers defeated the Washington Wizards 98-95 on Sunday despite nearly giving back a 17-point lead. They nearly did the same thing Friday night in Milwaukee. "We're going to have to grind it out the rest of the year," said Oladipo, who helped Indiana move into fourth in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of Washington. "It's playoff basketball the rest of the year." Myles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which finished its four-...Keep on reading: Oladipo, Pacers hold off Wizards.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 5th, 2018Related News

Caldwell-Pope s season-high 34 points help Lakers top Kings

By Rob Gloster, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 of his season-high 34 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game road losing streak with a 113-108 win Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) against the Sacramento Kings. Caldwell-Pope hit eight three-pointers and the Lakers had 17 overall. Isaiah Thomas added 17 points off the bench in his fifth game since Los Angeles acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic each had 21 points to lead the Kings, who have lost eight of their last nine home games. The Kings took a 64-54 lead with two minutes gone in the third quarter, but Caldwell-Pope then hit five triples in a five-minute span to lead the Lakers on a 33-19 run for the rest of the period. The teams traded the lead early in the fourth before the Lakers took control, though the Kings pulled within a point in the final minute. Thomas and Josh Hart each hit a pair of free throws in the final 12 seconds to seal it. Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball was held out after returning to the lineup and playing 17 minutes Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) against Dallas. He had missed the previous 15 games with a sore left knee. TIP-INS Lakers: Caldwell-Pope's eight triples were his most in a game this season and tied his career high. He also hit eight while scoring a career-best 38 points against New Orleans last season. Kings: Sacramento is struggling at home over the last seven weeks, winning just once at home during that stretch to fall to 8-19 at the Golden 1 Center this season. The Kings are 10-22 on the road. UP NEXT Lakers: Play at Atlanta on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Los Angeles won its only previous game against the Hawks this season, 132-113 on Jan. 7 (Jan. 8, PHL time) at home. Kings: Wrap up a three-game homestand against Minnesota on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Sacramento has lost its two previous games this season against the Timberwolves, both of which were played in Minneapolis......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 25th, 2018Related News

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the NBA’s All-Star weekend off to a running start......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2018Related News

Sacramento youngsters lead World past US in NBA Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES --- Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans. Hield scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, and his Sacramento Kings teammate won the MVP award with 26 points and seven 3-pointers in the World team's 155-124 victory over the U.S. team in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. The annual showcase of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players again served as the opening to the three-day All-Star festivities, which are being held in Los Angeles for the record sixth time. But this show was headlined by two shooting stars from the upstate rivals of the homet...Keep on reading: Sacramento youngsters lead World past US in NBA Rising Stars game.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2018Related News

Wizards beat Pacers 111-102, win 5th straight without Wall

By Michael Marot, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 15 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) to help the Washington Wizards hold on for a 111-102 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Wizards have won five straight overall, all without John Wall, and four in a row over the Pacers. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 29 points for the Pacers, trying to spur a fourth-quarter rally. Joe Young added 17 as Indiana's six-game home winning streak ended. Without starting guards Victor Oladipo (illness) and Darren Collison (left knee surgery), the Pacers were out of sync all night. The Wizards took full advantage. Indiana missed its first six shots, allowing Washington to jump out to a 17-8 lead. The Wizards took control with a 13-0 run to make it 55-39 with 3:13 left in the first half. The Pacers never got closer than seven again. They cut the deficit to 58-50 at the half, then Washington scored the first two baskets of the second half to make it a 12-point game. A 9-0 run late in the third gave the Wizards a 79-62 lead, forcing the Pacers to scramble the rest of the night. They never got closer than eight again. TIP-INS Wizards: Markieff Morris had 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Otto Porter Jr. scored 13 points. ... Ian Mahinmi finished with 12 points and seven rebounds against his former team. ... Washington shot 55.6 percent from the field. ... The Wizards have won four of the last six played in Indianapolis. ... Washington has had at least 25 assists in six consecutive games. ... Beal was 1-of-4 on three-pointers, giving him 2,002 attempts in his career. Pacers: Domantas Sabonis finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. ... Young made five triples. ... Lance Stephenson had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists and six turnovers. ... Indiana was 12-of-29 on three's but shot 45.6 percent overall, ending its four-game run of shooting better than 50 percent. ... The Pacers also were 16-of-25 from the free-throw line. UP NEXT Wizards: Finish a three-game road trip Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at Philadelphia. Pacers: Will try to earn a split in the season series Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at New Orleans......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 6th, 2018Related News