Game Recap: Pacers 93, Wizards 66

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

After a poor showing against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, the Pacers answered the call by soundly defeating the Wizards for the second time this season.

The Wizards came into Friday night's game having won six of their last seven games on the road. However, after a poor showing in Atlanta, the Pacers came in ready to halt Washington's chances of posting their longest road win streak in six seasons. In a game that was mostly filled with bad offense, the Pacers defense held the Wizards to a season low 66 points on just 32.1% shooting. The game was tied at 18 after the first quarter, but the Pacers steadily were able to build-up their lead by winning each subsequent quarter due to a combination of superb team defense and poor Wizards' offense.

The Pacers held the Wizards to an abysmal field goal percentage of just 32.1% (the Wizard's season average is 44.7%; the team's season low was 36%). Having scored a mere 31 field goals, the Wizards leading scorer was Bradley Beal with 17 points. Beal knocked down 3-of-4 shots from behind the arc, but any hot shooting from Washington stopped there. George Hill did a masterful job of limiting franchise point guard, John Wall, to just 13 points (4/15 from the field; 1/3 from three) and only three assists.

For the Pacers, David West broke free from his mini shooting slump going 5-of-5 from the field in the first half. West finished the game with 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Meanwhile, the Pacers got solid contributions off the bench from CJ Watson and Luis Scola who scored a combined 26 points. Watson's 11 point scoring punch in the fourth quarter helped to keep the Wizards at bay. Paul George continued to struggled from the field going just 2-of-14 from the field and 0-of-2 from three. While in the midst of a scoring drought, PG found other ways to impact the game by recording 6 assists and grabbing 14 rebounds. Lance Stephenson returned to action tonight after missing one game with a knee contusion. Looking fully energized, Born Ready finished the game with a double-double posting 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.

As a team the Pacers were able to out rebound the Wizards by 20, grabbing a total of 61 boards. On a night where the team shot below their season average from the field and made just 13-of-22 free throws (59%), the Pacers still were able to come out of the game with a "W," pushing their home record to 18-1 on the season. The Pacers next game is Tuesday at home against the Sacramento Kings.

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