Washington Wizards Blown Out By Indiana Pacers


When the Washington Wizards entered the second round, expectations were extremely high after looking impressive in dispatching the Chicago Bulls in just five games. The team, however, has been quickly silenced after dropping their second consecutive game to the Indiana Pacers this time in blowout fashion falling at the hands of the Pacers by an 85-63 score.

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The Pacers used a dominating second half to run away from Washington and seize a 2-1 series lead. The Indiana frontcourt of Paul George, Roy Hibbert and David West combined for an outstanding 49 points while also altering several inside shots limiting the Wizards to another poor shooting performance. Once again, Washington struggled in major statistical categories shooting only 32.9 percent from the field and 54 percent from the free throw line. For a team that relies heavily on a balanced dose of scoring, the Wizards have been unable to have their starting five score in double figures and must receive more help from the frontcourt namely Marcin Gortat, who finished with just four points.

Now, the Wizards must answer the improved play of the Pacers in game four or else Washington will be forced to the brink of elimination after beginning the playoffs 5-1.