Wizards knock off Pacers 111-98
Friday Feb 17, 2017 12:00am
(INDIANAPOLIS) - If the Wizards come back from the All-Star break without missing a beat, the nation's eyes will soon be glued to Washington, D.C. Something special is happening in our nation's capital: the Wizards are just five games behind the defending champion, first-place Cleveland Cavaliers, and they are playing some of the best basketball in the NBA over the past six weeks. John Wall scored 20 points and added 12 assists, Otto Porter Jr. made six 3-pointers, finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, and the Wizards won their fourth straight, 111-98 over the Indiana Pacers. Washington (34-21) is 18-5 since the beginning of January. On Thursday night, the Wizards scored 100 points for the 22nd consecutive game. Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Bradley Beal finished with 19, as each of the Wizards' starters finished in double digits in scoring. Washington's starters outscored Indiana's 97-59. Despite Indiana creeping back into the game in the fourth quarter, cutting the Wizard's lead to seven points, the Pacers never truly threatened. Myles Turner finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for Indiana. Paul George scored 17 points and Jeff Teague had six points, six rebounds and five assists for Indiana (29-28). The Pacers will return from the All-Star break and face three of the Western Conference's top six teams in their first four games back, facing Memphis at home and then Houston and San Antonio on the road after a trip to Miami.