Scott Brooks looked around the league, noticed the scoreboards and felt a tinge of uneasiness. With the NBA's All-Star break teasingly close, a player's mind can wander and Brooks felt the recent lopsided results reflected the lack of focus.
"A lot of strange scores the last couple of nights," Brooks said before the Washington Wizards met the Indiana Pacers.
Brooks wanted to make sure his team took its final game before the break seriously. He need not have worried — there was no lack of focus inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, only a show of strength and single-mindedness.
Washington never trailed in an impressive 111-98 conquest, earning its...