Entering Game 6, the Indiana Pacers own a 3-2 series lead over the Washington Wizards and can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win. Indiana can expect a serious effort from Washington, as their season hangs in the balance.
Game 5 was a completely one-sided game, with the Wizards winning 102-79 over the Pacers. Scoring 31 points and posting 16 rebounds to earn his fifth double-double of the playoffs, Marcin Gortat lifted the Wizards to the win. In addition to the big game from Gortat, John Wall had a solid outing for the Wizards, accumulating 27 points, five rebounds and five assists. David West shot 7-14, recording 17 points for Indiana. He also recorded six rebounds and three assists.
Washington has dominated the glass in this series. They've collected 29.3% of offensive rebounds and 86.7% of defensive boards through five games. However, Indiana leads the turnover battle in this matchup. They've lost possession 12.6% of the time, compared to 15.8% for the Wizards.