The Wizards played one of their most complete games of the year, leading the Pacers wire-to-wire in getting the 91-78 victory. The Wizards controlled the Pacers offense all night, holding them to just 35% from the field and 15% from beyond the arc. The Pacers also turned the ball over twice as many times as the Wizards, 17-8. The third quarter was the crucial one, as the Wizards entered up by seven but left up by 18. The win is the first of the year for the Wizards over the Eastern Conference leading Pacers and gets the Wizards back on track after losing four out of five. John Wall led all scorers with 20 points and eight assists while Marcin Gortat had 17 points and 12 boards. Paul George had 19 points for Indiana but on just 6/22 shooting and Lance Stephenson had 13 points and 14 boards.

Key Moment

The end of third quarter saw what was a competitive contest become a blowout. The Wizards closed the third frame on a 13-2 run to take an 18 point lead and the Pacers would never get back in the game. Ariza had 7 of his 11 points during this run.

Player of the Game

Marcin Gortat went up against Roy Hibbert and soundly won his matchup. Gortat had 17 points on 8/15 shooting, 12 boards and two blocks. Hibbert on the other hand, finished with just eight points and two boards.

Key Number

37. Washington held Indiana to just 37 points in the first half, tied for the fewest first half points allowed all year,

Unsung Hero

Al Harrington and Martell Webster both had big performances off the bench, finishing with 12 and 11 points respectively as well as both being game-high +20s.

By: Jacob Raim

Field Goal %: 39.1%
3 Point %: 30.4%
Assists: 20
Rebounds: 43
Opponents Field Goal %: 35.4%

Points: John Wall - 20
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat - 12
Assists: John Wall - 8
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 2
Steals: John Wall - 2