The Washington Wizards had the type of epic meltdown on Sunday night that typically costs a team its season. At one point, it looked like the Wizards were on their way to evening things up with the Indiana Pacers as they opened up a 19-point lead. Instead, the wheels fell off and Indiana now has a commanding 3-1 series lead.
After blowing a 19-point second half lead, the Wizards still had a chance to send the game to overtime. They were trailing by three but had the ball beyond half court with 6.1 seconds remaining. However, Trevor Ariza threw a lousy inbound pass that deflected off Bradley Beal’s hand and was tracked down by Paul George.
It was a very fitting end to the night, as the Wizards really didn’t deserve to win and George went off for 39 points. He also tied a Pacers franchise playoff record with seven made 3-pointers.
John Wall also passed up a wide open 3-pointer with less than a minute left and Washington trailing by three.