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Beal, Green lead Wizards past the spinning Pacers



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

Green had 16 points in the first half to help the Beal spell, which came in the second NBA in minutes to 37.2 per match and Wizards' bookmarks reached 58 points. Washington's second unit also led the fourth quarter of a rally that had been hiding the night before Cleveland.

Chasson Randle equaled his career with 13 points behind Washington.

Thaddeus Young scored 13 points for Pacers. They are 0-3 from the victory over Toronto, in which the lead goalkeeper Victor Oladipo suffered a seasonal ending of the knee injury. Indiana reached the fourth place in the Eastern Conference, halfway through Philadelphia and half the win in fifth place in Boston.

Indiana could drop slightly if coach Nate McMillan can not find a way to compensate for the absence of Oladipo, which averaged 18.8 points per game. Pacers missed a goalie, Bojan Bogdanovic, Doug McDermott and TJ Leaf dropped to 12 points.

The Wizards never attempted a 10-0 run in the first quarter, giving them 24-18. Washington in the third quarter shifted its lead to 22 points. Indiana briefly cut to 10, but never approached.

REFLECT

The wizards, who were missing John Wall, Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris, had further injuries when Otto Porter Jr. did not move after the third quarter. He was diagnosed with a drilled left pointed finger and did not return.

Porter missed 10 matches this season with knee injury and has since left the bench in 13 games. He started on Wednesday night for the first time in December, 10th in Indiana, but ended up having scored three points in 16 minutes.

TIP-INS

Pacers: McMillan gave his second career a two-way player Edmond Sumner. Sumner made three quick fouls and finished with seven points in 22 minutes. "The task is just to get acquainted with our people," Sumner said. … Pacers did not get to the semifinals this season without Oladipo.

Wizards: Coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday's night's loss in Cleveland was "for the first time in a month" that he had to talk to his team about lack of effort. Random or not, it's been only a month since Washington was the highest paid player, Wall, the last one in the series. The Wall, who was never fully healthy this season, played on December 26, and on his left foot he had a seasonal operation on the left heel on January 8 … The Wall signed autographs at midnight, his left knee resting on a scooter and his foot of plastic boots. … Washington improved to 11-8 without a wall after it was 11-21. … Morris, from the 28th of December with his neck injury, signed autographs and took with him the fans before the match.

UP NEXT

Pacers: In Orlando on Thursday night, the second in the doubles, a six-night trip.

Wizards: Guests Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.


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