- Erica Blackburn
Wizards could not find the net in Summer League Finale against the Pacers
The Washington Wizards lost to the Indiana Pacers 74-66 on Monday in their final game of the Las Vegas Summer League.
The rims were tight for Washington in the first quarter, scoring only 11 points to the Pacers’ 20. More of the same occurred in the second quarter, where the Pacers’ lead ballooned to 14 and they took an eight point lead into halftime. The Pacers led by double digits for the majority of the game and led by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter before Washington made a run. Washington shot 33.3% from the field, 0-of-11 from three for the game and committed 20 turnovers to 16 assists for the game.
“They were resilient,” Wizards Summer League head coach Mike Miller said postgame. “Even today. We got down and were charging back at the end. We really, really had a good finish and we got to see some guys do some good things at the end. That’s what it’s about. At the end of the day, we want to feel like we had a chance to grow and get better.”
“This was a good group. They showed up every day and they worked hard. They had a good focus. If you were going to use one word, and I think I’ve said it after every game – this is a resilient group for a group of guys that have come together.”
The Wizards’ first round pick Corey Kispert struggled, scoring just three points, 0-for-4 from three. Though the finale wasn’t his best performance, he showed glimpses of promise and potential. Second round pick Isaiah Todd had 11 points and six rebounds. Pacers rookie Isaiah Jackson blocked 7 shots, which tied a Summer League record.
The Wizards finished with a 1-3 record.