By Scott Agness

The Pacers head to the East Coast for Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Washington Wizards. Once going down 1-0, they evened it up with a Game 2 win on Wednesday.

The biggest change for Indiana was Roy Hibbert imposing his will all game long. He put his body on the line, diving after loose balls and getting in great position in the post. Once the entry pass was sent his way, his teammates felt he took his time and truly concentrated. He ended the night with a game-high 28 points.

For the Pacers, there will continue to be an emphasis on starting games well. Coach Vogel said earlier this week that he hasn’t liked the way they’ve not only eased into these games, but into their two series. They stepped on the gas in Game 2 and never trailed by more than six points all night.

Indiana’s defense was strong Wednesday night, holding the Wizards to 82 points. All five playoff games that they’ve won, they have held their opponent below 90 points. With a win on Friday, the Pacers can take home-court advantage right back from the Wizards and put them down in the series for the first time.

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