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Beal, Green Lead Wizards In The Past Lifting Pacers



WASHINGTON – Bradley Beal scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 23 to lead another productive night out of Washington's bench, and Wizards beat Indiana Pacers 107-89 on Wednesday night.

The Green had 16 points in the first half to help explain Beal, who arrived in the NBA second game in minutes of 37.2, and Wizards scored 58 points. Washington's second unit also ran the fourth quarter rally, which was only against Cleveland before the evening.

Chasson Randle reached 13 points in Washington.

Thaddeus Young got 13 points for Pacers. They have been 0-3 since victory over Toronto, where Victor Oladipo, the leading player, ended the season. Indiana dropped to fourth place at the Eastern Conference, which was a party game behind Philadelphia and a half match before fifth in Boston.

Indiana could easily fall off if coach Nate McMillan couldn't find a way to compensate for Oladipo's shortage, averaging 18.8 points for the game. The Pacers lacked a marquee, with Bojan Bogdanovic, Doug McDermott and TJ pages in 12 pieces.

Wizards have never been hitched after 10-0 in the first quarter, which set them 24-18. In Washington, it reached 22 points in the third quarter. Indiana cut it to 10, but never approached.

PORTER HURT AGAIN

Wizards, who had already disappeared on John's wall, Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris, suffered another injury when Otto Porter Jr. After the beginning of the third quarter, it was uncomfortable. He was diagnosed with a sprained left big finger and did not return.

This year, Porter did not use 10 games with road injuries, and since then he has arrived from the bench for 13 games. For the first time, he started on Wednesday evening since December 10th in India, but scored three points in 16 minutes.

TIP-INS

Pacers: McMillan gave two-way player Edmond Sumner his second career. Sumner made three quick mistakes and completed seven points in 22 minutes. "The challenge is to get to know our guys," Sumner said. … This season, Pacers dropped to 7-7 without Oladip.

Wizards: Coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday's loss in Cleveland was the first time "perhaps more than a month" he had to talk to his team about a lack of effort. Accidentally or not, it has been a little over a month since Washington's highest salary player, Wall, was the last in a row. The wall, which has never been completely healthy this season, was last played on December 26th and finished surgery on the left heel on January 8th. Siena signed autographs halfway through the left knee on the scooter and his foot on the plastic boot. … Washington improved to 11-8 without a wall after he was 11-21. … Morris, signed on 28 December with a neck injury, signed autographs and self-service with fans before the game.

FUTURE

Pacers: Orlando on Thursday night, the second of a four-game, six-night trip.

Wizards: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks welcome on Saturday evening.


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