After it seemed like the Indiana Pacers were going to run away with the series against the Washington Wizards, the Wizards have come back around to make this series interesting.
The Wizards seemed to lay down and give up Sunday night against the Pacers, you could’ve handed the Eastern Conference Finals to the Pacers and the Wizards wouldn’t have even batted an eye, but that all changed last night.
The Wizards beat the Pacers 102-79 at Bankers Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After being completely useless in the previous game, both former Wildcat, John Wall, and Marcin Gortat proved why the Wizards have the capability to be an elite squad when they’re on their game.
Wall spent 34 minutes of the game on the court, shot 11-20 from the field, 3-6 from three point land and 2-2 from the free throw line. That’s a total of 27 points. Wall also 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal to round off his stat sheet for the night.
Marcin Gortat, after scoring a small 2 points for the Wizards Sunday night scoed a team high 31 points, shooting 13-15 from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line. Gortat also grabbed 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and a block to wrap up his solid night for the Wizards.
The Pacers lead the series 3-2 right now, but the series is far from over if the Wizards keep playing like last night. All the Wizards have to do is win the next two games and they’re off to the Eastern Conference Finals.