Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Washington Wizards (14-11) play against the Indiana Pacers (16-16) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Monday December 6, 2021

Washington Wizards 110, Indiana Pacers 116 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Tonight saw losses by the Wizards, Hornets, Heat, and Cavs, which means Boston jumps into 6th. If they beat LA tomorrow, they’ll jump into a tie for 4th with Miami/Washington.
The C’s are encouraged by still being in the mix after all their struggles:
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/12/06/tig…12:27 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Mon
Cade Cunningham, 28 pts, 11 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 6-11 3P
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl
Ayo Dosunmu, 11 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast, 1 stl
Chris Duarte, 13 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl
Evan Mobley, 12 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Josh Giddey, 12 pts, 5 ast, 1 stl – 12:23 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal: “We just a hit a little adversity from earlier in the year and now we have to figure out how do we climb out of that. I love the fact that we’re in this position because this helps build our character, this helps build us up as a team moving forward.” – 11:33 PM
Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
The @Indiana Pacers issues so far haven’t been about talent as much as they’ve been about offensive execution, chemistry, Carlisle knowing his players, and finding consistent energy. (Lot of reasons for that.) That’s why a trade is unlikely anytime soon. – 10:41 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Wizards were 10-3 to start the season.
The Wizards are 3-6 in the nine games they’ve played since Kuzma wore the big pink sweater pic.twitter.com/Iy16BbSuAa10:23 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Justin Holiday, out due to health & safety protocols, watched his teammates get the W pic.twitter.com/PJ1JAw7Oco10:20 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📝 GAME RECAP
@Bradley Beal: 34p, 4a
@Daniel Gafford: 14p, 8r
The postgame report from Indiana 🔽 – 10:19 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Congrats to Rick Carlisle on passing Larry Brown for second-most wins by a head coach in our NBA franchise history with 191 👏 pic.twitter.com/rmxThejkFF10:12 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Wizards have lost 8 of their last 12 games. pic.twitter.com/eQrMmegyWt10:12 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
everybody scored 😎
@Domantas Sabonis: 30p/10r/6a/3s
@Caris LeVert: 19p/3b/2a
@Malcolm Brogdon: 17p/8a/6r
@C_Duarte5: 13p/5r/4s
@Obrissy: 12p/8r
@jlamb: 10p
@kelan30_: 6p/3r
@Original_Turner: 5p/7r/4b
@phillybul_22: 4p/4a
#PacersWin x #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/vzXAp8zmoz10:03 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett, shades and all, gets a podium game after an impressive performance: pic.twitter.com/LGzx0BNGHT9:54 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Domas put on a clinic tonight 💪
30 PTS
11-15 FG
10 REB
6 AST
3 STL
#PacersWin x #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/xJXF9MyNOh9:48 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Sixers 127, #Hornets 124
Kelly Oubre 35 pts
Miles Bridges 16 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts
PJ Washington 16 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts
Up next: vs. Philadelphia on Wednesday – 9:40 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
IS THIS WHAT Y’ALL WANTED
#PacersWin pic.twitter.com/38eRpaAXLu9:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Wizards have hit a little slump after their great start. How they bounce back will tell us if that start was real or if the recent play is. Feels like everything is kind off right now and Beal hasn’t been himself yet either. – 9:28 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lose to the Pacers 116-110. They have lost three straight for the first time this season. – 9:27 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Third straight Wizards game where the final score sugarcoats the performance. Either they gotta remember how to grind like they did last month, or Beal needs to carry them. Preferably both. This is what happens when you get neither. – 9:25 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
back in the win column 🙌
#PacersWin pic.twitter.com/YmhKyftiPo9:24 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Tough night in Indianapolis.
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/T6jxoWQ5699:23 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards have lost to the Pacers, 116-110. It’s the first three-game losing streak of the season for Washington, which has fallen to 14-11. Bradley Beal led all scorers with 34 points. – 9:23 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Boy did the Pacers need a game like this. They went up 8+ with 7 seconds left in the first quarter and the lead didn’t got closer than that until the closing moments. Comfortable, controlling performance from a squad that was searching for a strong performance. 116-110 final. – 9:22 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
PACERS WIN!
PACERS WIN!
PACERS WIN! pic.twitter.com/P5LWgU5Ybq9:22 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers get their first win in 10 days, 116-110 over the Wizards — who played last night in Toronto.
Sabonis was terrific (30-10-6), Brogdon had 17-6-8, but it was Oshae Brissett who impressed. Many positive plays; finished with 12 & 8 in 29mins.
Up next: vs NYK on Wed. – 9:21 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards with their first 3-game losing streak of the season
After starting 10-3, they have been 4-8 since – 9:11 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
LeVert got Kispert switched on to him and the Pacers did the most dramatic clear out I think I’ve seen all season for LeVert to iso.
Caris scored easily. Pacers up 14. – 9:06 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
It’s time for the Wizards to go back to a more aggressive pick-and-roll defensive coverage. If nothing else, it’ll get them into a more proactive mindset on both ends. PLus, they’re no longer getting the benefits you’re supposed to get playing drop. – 9:02 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have had a tendency to go down early in recent games and compounding that issue is their inability to shoot from the outside. They don’t have the three-point shooting to erase big deficits. – 9:02 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Tech on Sabonis. He thought he earned a foul call on a layup attempt. He probably deserved a call there. Pacers still up 12 after the free throw. – 9:01 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Brad Beal in some pain. His arm got crushed in a pile of players on the floor scrapping for the ball. Wiz take a timeout after a Kelan Martin 3 put the Pacers up 12. – 8:55 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Wizards have no answers for the Pacers’ bigs. Yielded a career-high 40pts to Turner in their first meeting; Now Sabonis is headed for a 30-point double-double.
Pacers have maintained a double-digit advantage. – 8:52 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards said Davis Bertans is suffering from gastroenteritis and will not return to tonight’s game. – 8:50 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
End of the 3rd Quarter: Pacers 88, Wizards 78
Beal: 23 pts., 1 reb., 2 assts.
Sabonis: 25 pts., 8 rebs., 3 assts.
3-pointers: Pacers 6/18, Wizards 6/11
Turnovers (opp. pts.): Pacers 11 (10), Wizards 10 (16)
Free throws: Pacers 18/19, Wizards 10/13 – 8:50 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Corey Kispert has taken Davis Bertans’ minutes tonight and just hit a three at the end of the 3rd quarter to make it a 10-point game. Bertans hasn’t appeared in the second half. – 8:48 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Corey Kispert drills a 3 at the buzzer of the third quarter and cuts the Pacers lead to 10. Indiana is up 88-78. One more decent quarter from this Pacers team will give them a much-needed win, but their defense has slipped since a strong start. – 8:48 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Davis Bertans ruled out with Gastroenteritis (stomach virus) – 8:48 PM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
A hypothetical trade for a hypothetical world:
Ben Simmons
for
Terry Rozier, P.J. Washington and Mason Plumlee
The Hornets get to build off a super-exciting trio of Simmons, Ball and Bridges. The 76ers immediately plug their three biggest needs and can seriously contend. – 8:44 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
third of the night 👌
@Oshae Brissett | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/E7kX0JArwj8:41 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Another 3 from Brissett, who is 3/3 from deep. 10 points from him is huge for the Pacers second unit. Pacers winning the bench scoring battle 22-14. – 8:38 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal inside the arc >>> Bradley Beal outside the arc – 8:37 PM
Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
It’s been too long … got me on google like “ when did COVID start” smh – 8:37 PM
Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
Why are there so many variations of COVID 19 ? – 8:35 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Beal fouls Brogdon on a cut and the Pacers are in the penalty with 5:35 left in the third quarter. Seems like an opportune time to continue to attack the paint and attempt to draw fouls. – 8:32 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Tough and-1 from Sabonis but he gets it to go. He’s killing it – 24 points and 8 rebounds – and getting a ton of paint touches tonight. – 8:29 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
a closer look at the halftime numbers 📊 pic.twitter.com/tOhlomsfv98:12 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
24 minutes to turn it around.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne8:08 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Halftime: Pacers 58, Wizards 47
Beal: 15 pts., 1 reb., 1 asst.
Gafford: 8 pts., 4 rebs., 3 fouls
Sabonis 15 pts., 8 rebs., 2 assts., 3 steals
FG%: Pacers 50%, Wizards 49%
3PAs: Pacers 4/13, Wizards 3/7
Turnovers (opp. pts.): Pacers 8 (8), Wizards 10 (16) – 8:06 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers up 58-47 on the Wizards at the half. Sabonis has 15 & 8.
LeVert has 8pts on 10 shots. Here’s his shot chart — everything in the middle pic.twitter.com/mshe8JfnjE8:05 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards trail the Pacers by 11, 58-47, at halftime. 10 TOs already for the Wiz. Beal and Sabonis lead all scorers with 15 pts. – 8:05 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers lead the Wizards 58-47 at halftime. That’s what the Pacers want to be – controlling and stronger on defense. They shot 50%, forced turnovers, and did well on the offensive glass. Recipe for success. 13 assists on 22 makes. – 8:05 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Duarte far too casual on defense. He gave up a backdoor cut, then got out of position and allowed a layup. Carlisle quickly called a timeout to address it. – 8:03 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
In the last 2 games, Washington has been outscored by a total of 40 points in the first half:
-19 vs. Cleveland
– 21 at Toronto
They are down 14 with 2 minutes left in the 1H at Indy – 8:00 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Wizards average 31 3PA per game (27th). They’ve launched three in the first 20 minutes. Scoring most of their points in the paint, but it’s been a challenge. – 7:58 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
with the flush this time 😎
@Chris Duarte | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/AvY7XG84qo7:56 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
This is the best they Pacers defense has looked in a while. Wizards have just 31 points with 5:30 to go in the second quarter. Pacers, meanwhile, have capitalized on a few fast breaks recently and lead by 16. – 7:52 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards have talked about needing stronger starts during their recent lulls. Has not happened so far in Indiana and second night of a back-to-back won’t help. – 7:45 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
End of the 1st Quarter: Pacers 28, Wizards 18
Beal: 6 pts., 1 reb.
Brissett: 7 pts., 1 reb.
3-pointers: Pacers 3/7, Wizards 1/2
FTAs: Pacers 7/8, Wizards 3/5
FG%: Pacers 41%, Wizards 33% – 7:38 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards trail the Pacers 28-18 after one. The Wiz went without a FG for the final 3:58 of the quarter as Indiana went on a 14-3 run. – 7:38 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Two big threes from Oshae Brissett in the final minute of the quarter has the Pacers up by 10 after one, 28-18. Brissett leads the way with 7 points so far, and the Indiana bench has nearly half their points. Good start for a team that desperately needs a win. – 7:38 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
A lineup I didn’t expect to see this season: Wanamaker, Lamb, Martin, Brissett, Sabonis.
I’ve wanted to see more of Lamb and Brissett. Torrey Craig yet to play. He needed fluids via I.V. before a recent game. (He’s fine now.)
Pacers up 28-18 on the Wizards after 1. – 7:36 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Nice 8-0 run from the Pacers, led by the defense. They’re up 7 late in the first quarter. Getting good minutes from their bench right now. – 7:30 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
THE RIM REAPER STRIKES AGAIN 💀 pic.twitter.com/1TpIDYMreD7:26 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Good on Joel Embiid to attack P.J. Washington early there. The Hornets are sending a double team every time so it’s up to Embiid right attack quickly and avoid that double. #Sixers7:24 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
When the analysts talk about wingspan…
This is why. pic.twitter.com/qRodRcnUzp7:22 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers up 11-9 at the first TV timeout. Clear emphasis so far on attacking the basket and getting the ball to guys who have a mismatch. Most points have come from around the rim so far. – 7:19 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
plus the foul 💪
@Myles Turner | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/nZtKQ6dlmu7:19 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
tonight’s @MotorolaUS starting 5 ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/90jSNXmKP86:35 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards are 5.5 points underdogs at Pacers 👀
Aaron Holiday back starting in the arena he spent three years in, he’ll have something to prove – 6:33 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Keeping the body right 💪
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/uZKfGV0MCU6:18 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the fam is here tonight 🥰 pic.twitter.com/4T3gFZRn5b6:13 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for tonight’s game vs. Washington:
T.J. McConnell – Out (right wrist)
Justin Holiday – Out (health and safety protocols)
T.J. Warren – Out (left foot) pic.twitter.com/AB9qLTZFEr6:07 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Back at it in 60 minutes.
📍 Indianapolis
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne6:00 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
With Spencer Dinwiddie being rested on the second night of a back-to-back, tonight’s Wizards starters in Indianapolis will be Aaron Holiday, Bradley Beal, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford. – 5:41 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Former Pacer Aaron Holiday will start for the Wizards tonight with Spencer Dinwiddie out, Wes Unseld Jr says. – 5:37 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Former Pacers first-round pick Aaron Holiday, who was dealt to the Wizards in the offseason, will start tonight in Indy. – 5:35 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Aaron Holiday will start in Spencer Dinwiddie’s place tonight. Dinwiddie is resting as part of his road back from ACL surgery. – 5:35 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
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#DCAboveAll | @TicketMaster – 5:35 PM
Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
Can’t open everybody mind , keep it pushing – 5:34 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Beanie weather.
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/Lu4RdHcWe25:16 PM

Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
All kinds of crazy things happen in recruiting, but two of Indiana’s iconic coaches, Tony Hinkle and John Wooden, went about it a different way. Imagine telling Rick Mount he might not be a good fit, for example. My story in the latest IBJ.
ibj.com/articles/sport…4:53 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Went to go look up how Atlanta guarded KAT last time the Wolves played the Hawks… and found this was the Wolves starting 5 in that game…
Towns
Josh Okogie
Andrew Wiggins
Kelan Martin
Jarrett Culver
KAT and four shooting guards… Those were dark times. – 4:32 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Air Trezz, taking flight!
Our @NATCA Flight of the Week 👇 pic.twitter.com/bEtAIM1y4o4:25 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Denied at the rim!
Gaff’s block is our @Clorox Clutch Play of the Week! pic.twitter.com/afLU4hugwp3:50 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
We recorded a season-high 128.6 offensive rating vs. Indiana on October 22.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/AdabMIOZs83:00 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Getting to the charity stripe consistently.
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/uzVLUvvGGu2:30 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📝 GAME PREVIEW
Some pregame reading for tonight’s matchup with the Pacers.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne2:00 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
The matchup to watch in Indy tonight will be the big men!
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/n0O5ewg6hb2:00 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Spencer Dinwiddie (right knee injury maintenance) will not play tonight vs. Indiana. – 1:40 PM

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