The Indiana Pacers pieced together a second half masterpiece in their Game 3 victory over the Washington Wizards. Indiana stumbled through the first half, pulling out a 34-33 hafltime lead before going on to outscore Washington 26-12 in the third quarter. They used the third quarter push to their lead to 20 points late in the fourth quarter, holding the Wizards to 63 points, a season low.
Roy Hibbert had another fantastic night, scoring 14 points on 6-9 shooting, with five rebounds and three blocks. Paul George had 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Indiana's defense clamped down, forcing John Wall into seven turnovers, with George Hill once again putting a great defensive effort on Wall, holding him to 13 points on 6-13 shooting. Indiana forced 18 turnovers, scoring 21 points.