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Wizards enjoy reversal of fortune at Indiana in Game 1 victory, 102-96
Wizards enjoy reversal of fortune at Indiana in Game 1 victory, 102-96

INDIANAPOLIS — Washington's basketball franchise hadn't experienced the pleasure of winning a second-round playoff game since the Ronald Reagan administration and hadn't won a game of any kind in Indiana since George W. Bush was in office, but when the Wizards arrived at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday for their Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Pacers, the Wizards were more concerned with making history than allowing the failures of the past to haunt them. The Wizards, rested and ready for the top-seeded Pacers, jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 102-96 victory that scratched two glaring and embarrassing marks off the list. Bradley Beal...

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