Pacers visit Washington
(Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers shoot for their third straight win
this evening when they visit the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
Indiana knocked off the previously unbeaten Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday
night by a 97-86 score at Conseco Fieldhouse. Jermaine O’Neal led the Pacers
with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Rawle Marshall also scored 16 points.
Al Harrington finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who
beat the Sixers for a third straight time. Danny Granger also had 14 points in
the win which was highlighted by big runs in the second and third quarters.
Meanwhile, the Wizards have lost two of their first three games of the season
and suffered a 106-103 loss to the Orlando Magic on Monday at TD Waterhouse
Antawn Jamison poured in 29 points and 10 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas chipped
in 24 points for the Wizards. Etan Thomas had 14 points and 15 rebounds in the
Indiana and Washington have split the last eight meetings. The Pacers have won
four of the last six contests in this series..
Indiana has won two of three and seven of the last 12 meetings at Washington.