2/6/2018 9:40:26 AM

Wizards in peak form against Pacers

Wizards in peak form against Pacers

Los Angeles: The Washington Wizards are playing like contenders again as they took advantage of an out-of-sync Indiana Pacers team to pull off a 111-102 win as eight players scored in double figures on Monday.

All-star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre had 15 for the Wizards, who earned their season-best fifth consecutive victory.

The Wizards are on a roll and they are winning big time without all-star guard John Wall.

Since Wall went down with an injured left knee, Washington has won all their games. The latest victory also gave the Wizards their fourth in a row over the Pacers.

"John is such a key and valuable piece to our team," Beal said. "He draws so much attention at what he brings to both ends of the floor, that's kind of irreplaceable.

Besides having eight players in double figures, three Wizards grabbed at least seven rebounds.

Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier each finished with six assists for Washington, who outscored Indiana 30-11 in transition and had a 43-35 rebounding edge.

While the Wizards were flying high, the Pacers weren't themselves as they had their six-game home winning streak halted.

With all-star guard Victor Oladipo out with an illness and point guard Darren Collison out with a bad left knee, the Pacers never mustered a serious challenge.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 29 points for the Pacers as he tried to spur a fourth-quarter rally. Joe Young added 17.

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