The Washington Wizards gave away a game against the Pacers on the Thursday night, as Indiana went on an 8-0 run over the final two minutes to clinch an 85-83 win. It was a disastrous final minute of the game, as Indiana controlled three offensive rebounds on a never-ending possession. The Pacers took their first lead of the game with less than a minute to go when Paul George drilled a three-pointer for the 84-83 lead. Then on the ensuing inbounds pass, the Wizards turned it over when Nene dropped it inbounds and neither John Wall nor Jordan Crawford went after it quick enough. After Darren Collison split a pair, John Wall would hit a runner in the lane which would have tied it at 85 but the ball clearly left his hands after the buzzer went off.
The Wizards led by 20 at half, but did not score more than 17 points in each of the final three quarters. Jordan Crawford led the Wiz with 21 points, but he was just two of nine from behind the arc and like the rest of his team, he went cold in the second half. It was a heartbreaking loss after the impressive win last night and first half tonight. The Wizards now have a day off before hosting the Hawks at Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon.
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