Paul George scored 20 points with seven rebounds.

Paul George posted 20 points and seven rebounds as Indiana took down Washington, 89-85, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Gerald Green had 15 points and eight rebounds while Lance Stephenson added 12 points and David West gave 11 for the Pacers, who snapped a three-game slide.

“It feels good to win and hopefully we can put together a streak here,” said George. “It’s a long season and we just have to focus on what will make us better in the future.”

Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal each posted 17 points while A.J. Price gave 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards, who have dropped all five of their games this season.

“We have too many turnovers, especially me,” said Beal. “We try making passes that aren’t there, or try making a move in a tight spot. It’s not the other team that’s beating us, it’s us beating ourselves.”

Indiana built a five-point lead with 8:14 to play when D.J. Augustin hit a 3- pointer, his only points of the game, for an 80-75 advantage.

West’s layup with 1:44 left made it an 87-80 game, but Beal buried a three and, following a miss from Roy Hibbert, Okafor buried a jumper to make it a two-point contest with 36.4 seconds to play.

George then missed a 3-pointer and Hibbert failed on the tip, with Price grabbing the board and calling timeout with 16.9 seconds left.

Trevor Booker was set up for a potential tying shot, but he missed, George grabbed the rebound and hit his two from the line with 1.2 seconds to play to seal the win.

The first 24 minutes of the game were tight as neither side led by more than seven. Indiana had a 23-22 lead after one, but Washington made up the point in the second as the teams went to halftime at 49-all.

Washington took a 72-70 lead into the final quarter after Chris Singelton hit a jumper with 25.1 seconds left and George Hill missed on a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Game Notes

Indiana hosts Toronto on Tuesday … Washington will look for its first win of the season on Tuesday against Charlotte … The Pacers have won seven straight against the Wizards … Hibbert finished the game with seven points and 12 rebound

 

Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Washington 22 27 23 13 85
Indiana 23 26 21 19 89
Officials:  Derrick Stafford, Marat Kogut, Rodney Mott Attendance:  12036
Time Of Game: 2:07
Washington MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
T.Ariza 26:08 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 6 6 2 1 4 2 1 4
T.Booker 31:16 5 11 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 1 10
E.Okafor 32:46 8 18 0 0 1 2 1 7 8 0 5 0 1 1 17
B.Beal 35:15 6 11 3 3 2 3 1 5 6 2 1 1 3 1 17
A.Price 36:30 5 12 2 7 0 0 0 3 3 14 2 0 0 0 12
J.Vesely 3:53 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
J.Pargo 11:30 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K.Seraphin 15:14 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 4
M.Webster 20:27 2 4 2 4 2 2 0 4 4 1 0 0 2 1 8
J.Crawford 14:10 3 6 3 6 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 9
C.Singleton 12:51 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 4
E.Barron DNP – Coach’s Decision
C.Martin DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 35 79 10 24 5 7 5 35 40 26 21 5 12 5 85
PERCENTAGES FG: 44.3% 3PT: 41.7% FT: 71.4% TEAM REB: 5 TOTAL TO: 12
 
Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 36:41 8 12 2 5 2 2 0 7 7 3 1 0 2 0 20
D.West 35:08 4 16 0 0 3 3 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 1 11
R.Hibbert 26:01 3 15 0 0 1 2 8 4 12 1 3 1 4 2 7
L.Stephenson 30:38 5 7 2 2 0 0 0 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 12
G.Hill 34:43 3 9 1 3 1 2 0 2 2 5 2 0 1 0 8
G.Green 28:24 6 12 1 4 2 2 0 8 8 0 1 0 2 0 15
T.Hansbrough 20:36 1 2 0 0 4 12 2 4 6 0 1 2 1 0 6
I.Mahinmi 14:15 3 4 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 7
D.Augustin 13:34 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
S.Young DNP – Coach’s Decision
J.Pendergraph DNP – Coach’s Decision
B.Hansbrough DNP – Coach’s Decision
M.Plumlee DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 34 80 7 16 14 24 14 34 48 16 12 4 12 4 89
PERCENTAGES FG: 42.5% 3PT: 43.8% FT: 58.3% TEAM REB: 9 TOTAL TO: 13
 
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Washington 11
Indiana 13
TECHNICALS: Washington 1, Indiana 1
Washington: C.Singleton
Indiana: D.West

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