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Pacers edge Wizards

NBA Playoffs

Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert (55) puts up a shot against the Washington Wizards during the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff series on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert broke out of his playoff funk with a season-best 28 points and nine rebounds, leading the Indiana Pacers to an 86-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night that tied the Eastern Conference semifinals at 1-1.
It was a stark contrast to Hibbert’s abysmal, scoreless showing in Monday night’s loss — and most of this year’s playoffs.
But after hearing 48 hours of constant criticism and continual questions, Hibbert responded with the kind of game Indiana desperately needed. He made his first four shots, dominated the middle and produced big basket after big basket ...

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