The Washington Wizards hosted Game 3 Friday night, and fans in attendance had every right to demand their money back. The visiting Indiana Pacers held Washington to the lowest postseason point total in franchise history in the groan-filled 85-63 victory.
Paul George led all scorers with 23 points, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and added three steals. Roy Hibbert turned in another confident effort with 14 points, five boards and three blocks.
Bradley Beal made just six of his 19 shots and still lead the Wizards in scoring with 16. John Wall added 15 points and six assists. Trevor Ariza recorded the sole double-double of the game on 12 and 15.
Halftime saw the game lurch to a halt with Indy "winning" 34-33. Then the Wizards scored even fewer points in the second half. They shot just 33 percent from the floor and, for good measure, also misfired on 10 free throws.
Washington scored 102 points in the course of winning Game 1. The 39-point plummet will be the center of problem-solving for Game 4 Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. If the Wizards drop both home games, they'll have to head back to Indiana for an elimination game Tuesday.
They're praying for another double-bagel game from Hibbert—their winning formula.