Player of the Game
TROY MURPHY
Veteran stepped forward with a season-high 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, adding 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double, four assists and four steals.
Plus-Minus
Name Game Season Name Game Season
Diener DNP --- Dunleavy +12 +20
Ford -13 -123 Foster -3 -6
Granger DNP -58 Hansbrough +3 -36
Head DNP +39 Hibbert -7 -29
D. Jones -8 -46 S. Jones DNP -30
McRoberts DNP -14 Murphy +4 -122
Price DNP 0 Rush -1 -27
Watson +18 +22
Hustle Board
  • Points in the paint: Wizards 42, Pacers 32
  • Fast-break points: Wizards 17, Pacers 13
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 20, Wizards 15
  • Points off turnovers: Pacers 26, Wizards 16
  • Starters scoring: Wizards 84, Pacers 65
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 49, Wizards 29
  • Stat of the Night
    The Pacers' bench outscored its seventh straight opponent, this time 49-29. In that span, the second unit has outscored opponnets 293-196.
    Noteworthy
  • The Pacers improved to 3-1 without Danny Granger this season, 16-9 all-time.
  • Indiana's Dahntay Jones left the game midway through the fourth quarter when he landed hard after missing a putback dunk. He was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion and did not return.
  • Washington got a scare when Caron Butler went down in the fourth quarter with an apparent sprained left ankle but after a timeout he remained in the game.
  • T.J. Ford started the game at point guard but Earl Watson started the second half and finished with 10 assists.
  • The Wizards played their sixth consecutive game decided by four points or less, losing the last four by a combined nine points. The Pacers had not played any games decided by fewer than six points prior to Saturday night.
  • Washington Coach Flip Saunders employed his 10th different starting lineup, replacing Nick Young with DeShawn Stevenson at shooting guard. Young started the second half.
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    After further review, Pacers really did win


    END RESULT
    In a wild finish marked by three instant-replay reviews in the final minute, Indiana wiped out a six-point deficit in the final 80 seconds and won the game 114-113 when Mike Dunleavy made two free throws with one-tenth of a second remaining Saturday in Washington.

    Each of the officials' replay reviews resulted in a ruling favorable to the Pacers.

  • Gilbert Arenas thought he had beaten the shot clock with a drive that would've put the Wizards up 113-107 with 50 seconds left, but the replay review wiped the shot off the board as it was clear the ball was still in Arenas' hands when time expired.
  • After Arenas missed two free throws with 6.6 seconds left and the Wizards up 113-112, T.J. Ford raced the length of the court but missed a challenged drive. The buzzer sounded and it appeared the game was over but the officials went to the replay and ruled the ball was swatted out of bounds by the Wizards with five-tenths of a second remaining.
  • Dunleavy caught the inbounds pass in front of the rim and was fouled on the way up by Brendan Haywood but officials had to again check the tape to make sure the foul was committed before time expired. It was ruled the foul came with one-tenth of a second remaining and Dunleavy swished both.

    IMPACT
    The Pacers won their second game in a row and snapped a six-game road losing streak to improve to 8-13 overall, 3-7 on the road. They also won their first close game of the year, as all of their previous 20 outings were decided by at least six points. The Wizards (7-14) last their fourth in a row, all by four points or less.

    QUOTABLE
  • "It was one for the ages. A great win for us to be able to get that and scratch out everything we did at the end ... I'm real proud of our guys." -- Jim O'Brien.
  • "To scratch out a back-to-back on the road says a lot about the toughness our guys are starting to develop." -- O'Brien.
  • "Troy (Murphy) was terrific but Michael (Dunleavy)'s line, for not having played many games, was terrific. Those two clutch foul shots didn't even move the net. It says a lot for him." -- O'Brien.
  • "We feel very lucky to get out of here with a W." -- O'Brien.
  • "I tried to be aggressive offensively. A lot of times I pass up some shots and the coaches have been on me to be aggressive and take those shots and tonight I did." -- Murphy.
  • "He didn't even need to shoot them. I knew they were down." -- Murphy on Dunleavy's final free throws.

    TURNING POINTS
    This game really was a roller-coaster ride to the very end. The Wizards couldn't miss early, hitting 16 of their first 22 shots in taking a 40-36 lead but the Pacers put on the clamps from there, dominating the second quarter. They outscored Washington 29-8 in building a 65-48 lead as the Wizards shot 3-of-17 and committed eight turnovers in the period.

    What appeared to be a comfortable 66-52 hafltime lead quickly disappeared, however, as the Wizards controlled the third period as the Pacers went cold, shooting 7-of-19 and committing nine turnovers. Getting a big lift from Earl Boykins and Nick Young off the bench, the Wizards led 111-105 with 1:22 let but Tyler Hansbrough scored twice, including a dunk on a lob from Earl Watson. Then, after Boykins beat the shot clock with a tightly defended turnraround fadeaway jumper to make it 113-109 with 22 seconds left, Hansbrough drew a foul, made the first free throw and purposely missed the second. Dunleavy crashed the boards and drew the foul, making both, and it was 113-112 with 13 seconds left.

    Arenas, who missed two free throws late in the Wizards' two-point loss to Boston Thursday, did it again to leave the door open, setting up the frenzied finish.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    Murphy had a season-high 28 points and appeared well on his way to a career high but did not score in the final 16 minutes of the game. Still, he had his sevent double-double, adding 12 rebounds, and produced four assists and four steals. Dunleavy -- who hit a buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt to end the first quarter -- scored 24 in 27 minutes off the bench, hitting 4-of-6 from the 3-point line and 10-of-10 free throws, adding five assists and three steals. Hansbrough had his third straight big game with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, scoring 13 in the fourth quarter. T.J. Ford scored 12, Brandon Rush 10 and Watson had 10 assists off the bench. The Pacers shot .422 overall but were 10-of-22 from the 3-point line and enjoyed a 49-29 advantage in bench scoring.

    Antawn Jamison led the Wizards with 31 points on 13-of-18 shooting, adding seven rebounds. Caron Butler scored 23 and Arenas had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Boykins scored 14 and Young 10. The Wizards shot .549 for the game but committed 18 turnovers.