Indiana 93, Washington 80

Date - Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #33 Sean Corbin, #24 Mike Callahan, #8 Marc Davis
Attendance - 19502

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 29 23 19 22 93
Washington 23 17 23 17 80

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 56-26 35-6 21-20 W1
Washington 44-38 22-19 22-19 L1

Recap


Pacers 93, Wizards 80:
David West broke out for a postseason-high 29 points as visiting Indiana sprinted past Washington down the stretch to clinch the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Lance Stephenson added 17 points and eight assists and Paul George scored 12 points for the Pacers, who will host Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday. Roy Hibbert and George Hill scored 11 points apiece as Indiana shot 51.4 percent from the field.

Marcin Gortat scored 19 points and Bradley Beal added 16 to lead the Wizards, who lost all three home games in the series. John Wall collected 12 points and nine assists for Washington.

The Pacers took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter but the Wizards began the period with an 11-2 burst, capped by Beal’s steal and 3-pointer, to grab a 74-73 advantage. West scored to take the momentum right back and totaled eight points during a 20-6 run to close the game.

Indiana led by as much as 15 points in the second quarter before settling for a 52-40 cushion at the half. The Pacers pushed it out to 16 points early in the third quarter and held a 69-55 edge with 3:51 left in the stanza before Washington finished with a flurry to draw within 71-63.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami and Indiana are tied 7-7 in the last 14 meetings but the Heat took the East finals from the Pacers in seven games last spring. … The Wizards went 2-of-18 from 3-point range, including a combined 0-of-7 from Wall and Trevor Ariza. … Washington finished its playoff run 1-4 in five home games.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Washington
David West 29 Scoring Marcin Gortat 19
Lance Stephenson 8 Assists John Wall 8
Roy Hibbert 7 Rebounds Trevor Ariza 7
Paul George 3 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 5
Paul George 3 Steals Bradley Beal 2
Roy Hibbert 3 Blocks Trevor Ariza 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 93 51.4 2-10 17-25 18 38 4 6 11
Washington 80 39.2 2-18 16-20 17 40 3 4 11

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Miami. The Pacers have a W/L % of .679 after a win and .692 after a loss.