For a team the Wizards have faced three times in the past weeks you might have figured they could find a way to win at least one of the games, think again.
Tonight the Pacers returned to the Verizon Center and what was a close game at halftime, turned into a not so close game by the end of the third quarter. The Pacers used a good mix of inside and outside shooting to force the Wizards to keep up, unfortunately, the Wizards couldn't follow the pace of the Pacers, dropping another one at home, 109-96.
"These are definitely games you've got to win said," Pacers Forward Danny Granger . "You can't take anybody lightly nowadays. Washington almost beat us a couple of weeks ago twice, so we had to come into the game with a lot of focus."
Washington was led by another strong effort from Jordan Crawford with 28 points and Kevin Seraphin with 19 points and John Wall with 13 points.
The big storyline of the night was the Pacers blistering shooting. In the first quarter they shot a net burning 87 percent from the field and then continued ot shoot lights out in the third quarter hitting 73 percent frome the field, finally finishing the game 58 percent from the field.
" The Pacers have the talent to get hot at anytime in the game. You never know what quarter they are going to hit you in and you have to tell your guys to be ready for them to shoot anywhere on the floor," said Wizards Head Coach Randy Wittman replica watches.
Darren Collison's 21-foot jumper in the final second of the third quarter gave Indiana an 86-74 lead going into the final period, starting a 13-6 run that essentially decided the game.