Instant Rewind: Pacers 100, Wizards 99


He missed 19 games a year ago due to injuries to his wrist, leg and ankle.

Two Eastern Conference teams coming off losses meet at the Verizon Center today, Saturday, as the Washington Wizards play as hosts to the Indiana Pacers.
I think they also understand that we’re not overpowering, and if we don’t play well we’re not going to win, so we’ve got to stay focused.
This was a close game throughout the first three-quarters but Charlotte took this game over in the fourth quarter as they pulled away for the win.
January 15, 2016: John Wall and Bradley Beal shot the lights out at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, combining for 50 points en route to a 118-104 win over the Pacers. On the Wizards’ following possession, Wall darted down the floor in a blur and drew yet another and-1 opportunity to spring the Wizards back into the lead, 93-91. It was a similar story for George Hill as he had 12 points on 5 of 16 shooting while making 2 of his 7 attempts from 3-point range.
After Wall hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie it, George missed a jumper from the wing.
Following a pair of turnovers exchanged by both teams, Jordan Hill snared an airball and flipped it in to once again put the Pacers in the lead, 98-97, with 58 seconds remaining. The foul was Mahinmi’s sixth and final foul, sending him to the bench for the remainder of the game. Paul George led the way with 35 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals while Monta Ellis added 15 points, but the Pacers just couldn’t keep a lid on the Hornets’ duo of Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum who scorched them for 33 and 31 points respectively.
“It was a big game for us”, he said. “We’ve been playing really hard, working really hard to win games and it’s happening for us”.
In the fourth quarter, Batum connected back-to-back treys that gave Hornets 96-90 the lead just with 6:10 minutes to play.
IN inbounded and George drove baseline and was fouled by Alan Anderson.
Paul George scored 38 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 100-99 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
The Wizards led by as many as 14 points in the first half.
Wall has seemingly had his way with IN, averaging 24.2 points and 7.3 assists IN the last six meetings while shooting 52.4 percent or better IN five of them, but his strong play IN those games has only resulted IN a 3-3 split. “And then he continued into the second half, and then down at clutch time, just made big basket after big basket”.