Pacers-Wizards Game 2 Playoff Preview

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After winning Game 1 on the road thanks in part to Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards can return home with an important 2-0 series lead with another win against the Indiana Pacers.

It was a battle of wills between the Wizards and the Pacers in Game 1, with the Wizards beating them 102-96. During the victory for the Wizards, Bradley Beal recorded 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Trevor Ariza had a solid outing for the Wizards as well. He accumulated 22 points, six rebounds and two assists. George Hill shot 6-11, scoring 18 points for Indiana. He also recorded four rebounds and one assist.


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