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Paul George scores 23, Pacers easily get past Wizards

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The Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards in a blowout, 93-73. Indiana (15-1) has now won 6 straight contests, dating back to a 103-96 victory over the New York Knicks on November 20th.

Paul George scored 23 points on 10-19 shooting, including 3-4 on 3-point attempts. He also tallied 4 assists. Other key performers for Indiana were George Hill with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Roy Hibbert with 13 points and 8 rebounds. On 6-12 shooting from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line, Marcin Gortat put up 17 points for Washington in the loss. He also recorded 10 rebounds.

The Wizards paired an eFG% of 44.4% alongside a substandard FTA rate of 18.1. They are winless (0-2) when they drop below 45% and 20.0 in those respective offensive factors this season. The Pacers, on the other hand, are undefeated (6-0) when holding their opponents under those marks.

This defeat means an end to a 3-game winning streak for Washington, pushing their record to 7-9 for the year.

Coming up next, the Pacers square off against the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 11-5 on the year. The Wizards match up with the Atlanta Hawks, currently 9-8 this season.


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