The Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 93-80 Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.
Marcin Gortat had 31 points and 16 rebounds, John Wall scored 27 points and the Washington Wizards rode a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Tuesday night, cutting the Pacers’ lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.
Win Tuesday against Washington and the rejuvenated Pacers will make a second straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
An All-Star still in search of a spark is the Washington Wizards’ John Wall. Here are three comments from his coach, teammate, and Wall, himself, on his struggles.
Paul George poured in a career playoff-high 39 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 19-point deficit and past the Washington Wizards 95-92 on Sunday night to move one victory away from returning to the Eastern Conference finals.
The Washington Wizards posted a YouTube video Sunday just hours before they take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Verizon Center.
Washington made only 24 field goals, another team postseason worst, on 73 attempts, to shoot 32.9 percent.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat heard the question and waited several seconds before speaking. He took a deep breath. Cleared his throat.
In the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Washington Wizards had one of the most expensive ticket averages on the secondary market.
Big Roy Hibbert came up with a big answer for his critics and his teammates Wednesday night.