The Washington Wizards led by 20 at the half and were making the Indiana Pacers look like the Washington Wizards, but a typical Wizards 4th quarter collapse, specifically an 8-0 run for the Pacers in the final two minutes, caused the Wizards to fall short and pick up another loss.
The Wizards had a chance to overcome the Indiana push and at least tie the game with 8 seconds left, but John Wall dribbled the ball for 1 second too long and as his running jumper left his hands to tie the game, the buzzer had already sounded less than a second before.
Jordan Crawford led the team with 21 points and his two different fade away 30 foot airball jumpers with the shot clock expiring were a thing of beauty, if you are into that Wizards style sadomasochism.
John Wall is making more of his elbow jumpers but they are few and far between and typically they are not a product of the offense, they are a product of defenders playing 5 feet off of him. Because Shelvin Mack played terribly last night, Wall had to play 40 minutes, despite the Wizards leading for about 47 minutes.
As expected, NeNe calmed down a bit, Seraphin contributed efficiently once again, and Jan Vesely wacked and hacked. Singleton ended up with a nice scoring night putting in 16 points.
I don't even have much to say about the Pacers because they played terrible. The reason they won is because the Wizards played atrocious 2nd half basketball, and the poor play of Indiana wasn't poor enough to lose.
Next up Saturday at home vs the Hawks...