John Wall and the Washington Wizards stole home court away from the East’s top-seed in Indianapolis tonight despite a late barrage of three-pointers by the Pacers in the final minute. The Wizards took Game 1, 102-96, behind 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds from Wall. Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal combined for 57 to lead the Wizards in scoring.
Wall also made these two nasty blocks to set the tone early in the game:
The Wizards are for real.