David West scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Indiana Pacers’ defense dominated the Washington Wizards en route to a 93-66 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana Friday night.
Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in his return after missing Wednesday’s 97-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks with a knee injury.
C.J. Watson had 16 points on a perfect six-of-six night from the field off of the bench while Roy Hibbert had 12 points and six rebounds and Paul George had only eight points on just two-of-14 shooting, but pulled down 14 rebounds, dished out six assists and had two steals.
It was all about defense for the Pacers, who did not allow the Wizards to score more than 19 points in any quarter. The Wizards shot 32.1% (26-of-81) from the field and turned the ball over 14 times.
Bradley Beal scored a team-high 17 points and John Wall had 13 points and seven rebounds. The pair combined to shoot just 10-of-33 from the field.
The Pacers are now 29-7 while the Wizards are 16-18.