The Indiana Pacers clamped down on defense and held the Washington Wizards to just 73 points, including holding John Wall to just eight points on 4-14 shooting. The Pacers had a strong first quarter, but a bit of a lull in the second quarter opened the door for the Wizards to pull within striking distance. In the second half, however, the Pacers just piled on and slowly expanded the lead in the fourth quarter to win their sixth straight and 15th overall.
Indiana forced 17 turnovers, turning them into 26 points. They were led by Paul George who had 23 points, including four rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Indiana assisted on 27 of their 39 field goals, led by Lance Stephenson who had a rare double double of 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Roy Hibbert went 0-5 in the first half, but improved to 4-5 in the second half to score 13 as every rotation player found the scoreboard tonight.