The Washington Wizards struggled making shots, finishing 24-73 (32.9%), including 4-16 (25.0%) from three-point range, as they were crushed by Indiana Pacers, 85-63. The Conference Semifinals now sit at 2-1.
Paul George scored 23 points on 6-15 shooting from the field (2-4 from behind the arc) and 9-10 from the free throw line. He also recorded three steals. Roy Hibbert also chipped in for Indiana, finishing with 14 points and five rebounds. Bradley Beal put up 16 points for Washington in the loss. Trevor Ariza added 12 points and 15 rebounds.
In terms of eFG%, Indiana dominated Game 3, topping the Wizards 46.6%-35.6% in that metric. Washington's abysmal shooting included 25.0% from 3-point range in this game. During the regular season, they were 1-7 when they recorded marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Pacers were 14-3 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Playing in front of the home crowd, Washington wasn't able to take advantage and get the victory. Indiana will attempt to continue its road success and build upon its lead.