A familiar ending haunted the Indiana Pacers for a second straight game as they fall by one point to the Washington Wizards in overtime. The Pacers and Wizards went back and forth all night, but it was Indiana that couldn’t hold on, building a six-point overtime lead only to let it slip away in an instant.
A series of calls against Indiana to end the game set up Kyle Kuzma to split a trip at the line to seal the win for Washington, dropping the Pacers to 0-2 in agonizing fashion. It was an especially tough loss because the Pacers got a career night from Myles Turner, who had 40 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks.
Domantas Sabonis scored 28 and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 25, but just 18 bench points hampered Indiana’s chances of success as too did their 26-10 loss in points off turnovers. The Pacers have a quick turnaround, facing the Miami Heat tomorrow night in their home opener.