Wizards cast spell over Pacers

07 February 2018 05:57:00 GMTPlus11

The Washington Wizards are on the comeback trail after the visitors from the nation's capital defeated the Indiana Pacers 111-102 Monday evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Leading the way for Washington was Bradley Beal, as the 24-year-old shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri scored a team high 21 points, while pulling down a rebound and passing out three assists for the game.

The Wizards are now on a surprising five-game winning streak and have won six of their past 10 games after struggling for most of the month of January.

This is also the fifth straight game the Wizards have been without All-Star John Wall, as the 27-year-old point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after surgery on his knee.

Washington has quickly jumped back into the fourth position in the Eastern Conference, with the Miami Heat struggling massively.

Leading the way for the Pacers in defeat was Bojan Bogdanovic, as the 28-year-old small forward finished with a game high 29 points in 36 minutes, while making four rebounds and passing out two assists for the contest.

The Wizards now head out to Philadelphia to end a three-game road trip on Tuesday.

Indiana will look to get back on track, as the Pacers travel to the south to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, before continuing on to play the Celtics in Boston.

Washington are 16.00 to win the Eastern Conference, with the Milwaukee Bucks 16.00 and the Cleveland Cavaliers 2.10.

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