The Wizards picked up their sixth-straight win in eight games in Sunday night’s NBA 2K simulation, beating the Indiana Pacers 67-51 on the road.
Bradley Beal wasted no time getting things started, knocking down an early three to put the Wizards on the board.
Later in the second, Beal proved just how difficult he is to guard. With an assist from Davis Bertans, Beal finished with a huge slam to lift the Wizards over the Pacers 30-28, closing out the half.
Beal finished the game with 23 points in 21 minutes.
Here’s how the Wizards won:
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Rui Hachimura shows off
The rookie set the tone with a big alley-oop dunk in the first quarter, extending Washington’s lead by seven. He had 12 points at the end of the first half with 10 in the paint.
Hachimura came back fueled up in the third, knocking the ball loose from T.J. Warren with a steal and dunk.
Hachimura finished with 20 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Game of runs
Washington took advantage of a set pace to take an early lead over Indiana. The Wizards started the game with both a 7-0 and 13-2 run in the first quarter.
The Pacers used their defense to answer in the second, taking the lead on a 22-6 run before the Wizards followed with a 16-6 run to end the quarter 35-30 at the half.
It got pretty close early in the third when Indiana went on a 9-4 run to cut the lead to 39-38 but the Wizards were able to fully reload going on a 13-2 run.
The Wizards would go on to continue the run to 29-9 later in the fourth to extend the lead to 19 with 35 seconds left.
Washington had 11 offensive rebounds, nine steals (eight of which came in the second half alone) and 21 assists on 27 made field goals.
Big man in the paint
Thomas Bryant controlled the boards with 15 rebounds.
The 2K Wizards look to continue their winning streak as they return home to virtually host the Toronto Raptors, the reigning NBA champions on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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