Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

With DC and Oladipo out, Pacers fall quietly to Wizards 111-102

ESPNAPI_IMG_NO_ALTEXT_Value With DC and Oladipo out, Pacers fall quietly to Wizards 111-102
Kristopher Love | 06 February, 2018, 15:53

Something that is worth noting is that Collison has not played at least 80 games since the 2013-14 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. IN also was without Darren Collison, who is expected to miss two to three weeks following left knee surgery.

Since Wall went down with an injured left knee, Washington hasn't lost.

With Victor Oladipo under the weather and also questionable, if he and Collison miss, the Pacers will be down their top two ball handlers against the Wizards.

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 8 players scored in double figures Monday, February 5.

The Pacers never got closer than seven again.

The Pacers will be without two starters Monday when they host the Washington Wizards.

Collison bumped his knee in Indiana's last game against Philadelphia, leading to soreness and the eventual decision to have surgery, according to Fox Sports Indiana's Pat Boylan. The Wizards took complete control with a 13-0 run that made it 55-39 with 3:13 to go in the first half.

IN missed its first six shots, which allowed Washington to jump out to a 17-8 lead. Ricky Rubio had 20 points and 11 assists, and Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Utah.

Indiana, which had a six-game home winning streak, shot 46.3 percent. Blake Griffin had 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists in his third game since being acquired by the Pistons from the Clippers last week.

The Nuggets cruised past the Hornets, 121-104 as Gary Harris delivered 27 points and Nikola Jokic added 15 with 16 rebounds. As a result of the injuries, Pacers head coach Nate McMillan will call upon Cory Joseph and Lance Stephenson to start against the Wizards. The eight-year vet has been steady this season, averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 assists per game along with elite shooting splits of.495/.432/.897.