The Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low scoring total Friday night in an 85-63 victory for a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Roy Hibbert was a factor for Indiana with 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks.
Washington made only 24 field goals, a team postseason worst, on 73 attempts, 32.9 percent. That included 4 of 16 on 3s, and it didn’t get much better on free throws, where the Wizards were 11 of 21.
When their offense sagged in the third quarter, the Wizards appeared to lose interest at the defensive end. Right after a Wall-to-Beal alley-oop got the crowd loud in third quarter, the Pacers went on a 12-0 run with five players scoring, including Hibbert, who also contributed a tumbling tip of a missed shot at the offensive end to keep possession.
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Hibbert made a twisting lefty shot in the point to put the Pacers ahead 50-38 midway through the period, a 12-point spread that was the largest for either team until then.
But the Pacers kept adding on, going up by as many as 17 before taking a 60-45 edge into the fourth quarter.
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