The house of guards were back at it again. John Wall led the way with 28 points and Bradley Beal wasn’t far behind with 22 off the bench as the Wizards get revenge and beat the Pacers, 118-104.
Suddenly, this team has bought in on the defensive end and is in the midst of a 4-game win streak as a result.
In the first quarter, the Washington big men had no answer for Myles Turner who scored eight of his 10 points in the period as the Pacers held a 27-24 lead.
The Wizards started the second quarter on a 6-0 run and that’s when everything changed in the Wizards’ favor. The Wizards stretched the lead on a 15-2 run to take a 10 point lead 39-29 midway through the second. During the Wizards run, the Pacers went cold missing their first eight shots of the quarter.
The Wizards shot an impressive 15-24 (63 percent) from the field in the second quarter and outscored the Pacers 35-19 to take a 59-46 lead at half.
The Wizards lead was never in doubt as they were able to keep it in double figures the rest of the way.
The Wizards would empty the bench and the best towel waver in the NBA (Jarrell Eddie) would knock down a three-pointer in garbage time as the Wizards coast to a 118-104 victory.
John Wall was an All-Star tonight: Wall finished with 28 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds. Wall was under control the entire night. His decision-making was on point as he pulled up for jumpers when the defense clogged the lane and looked to push when the opportunity presented itself.
Bench comes up big again: The Wizards bench combined for a season-high 67 points tonight. Bradley Beal led the way for the bench mob with 22 points on 9-15 shooting and 4-7 from three-point range. Gary Neal and DeJuan Blair, yes DeJuan Blair each scored 12 points tonight. And lets not forget about Ramon Sessions who continued to get out in transition and Drew Gooden who was instant energy.