Pacers beat Washington 85-63, take 2-1 series lead
By The Associated Press
Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and eight rebounds, Roy Hibbert was again a factor by scoring 14 points, and the Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total Friday night in an 85-63 victory.
The Pacers lead the Eastern Conference semifinal 2-1.
Washington made only 24 field goals, another team postseason worst, on 73 attempts, 32.9 percent. That included 4 of 16 on 3s, and it didn't get much better on free throws, where the Wizards were 11 of 21.
So much for the bandwagon-hopping in Washington. There were boos on occasion, and most of the crowd started heading to the exits after George's 3 with 3½ minutes left made it 75-58.
Game 4 is Sunday at 8 p.m. in Washington.
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