Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Just a few games ago, Wizards star Bradley Beal said he could score, 20, 30 or 40 on any given night, but it has been nice having others on the team who can score, where he does not have to carry the load every night. Tonight, Beal just could not find a way on his own late in the game to get it done.
Beal finished the game with 31 points and 7 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma, who has taken a huge load of the scoring off Beal finished with 18 points.
Tonight, was the second game against Pacers in a little over a week. On opening night, the Wizards were dominant, that was much different tonight. Indiana seemed to be at full strength and was able to keep the Wizards down by more than 10 points for most of the game.
A 3-pointer by Bradley Beal late in the fourth quarter made it 114-108. Buddy Hield then responded with a turnaround and a 3 to put the Pacers back up by double digits.
“They had an all-around team tonight,” said Wizards Head Coach Wes Unseld Jr. “This was a much different team than a little over a week ago.”
The Pacers were without Head Coach Rick Carlisle tonight as he had a previously scheduled event recognizing his daughter as cheer captain on her senior night.
Washington has tomorrow to regroup before they head off to Boston on Sunday, where tonight the Celtics were defeated by an upstart Cleveland Cavaliers team in overtime, 132-123.