March 29, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) dribbles along the baseline past Washington Wizards center Nene (42) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeated Washington 93-89. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Pacers move on from bad loss

What better way to forget the night before than to pick up a win the next night, which is exactly what the Pacers needed and did. Danny Granger had a bounce back game with 25 points in the 93-89 win. The Wizards prove to be a tough win for the Pacers as you can see by this score, and the last game was a 85-83 win by the Pacers, where there was a shot made after the buzzer that would have tied the game. The good news is the Pacers play the Wizards one more time, and that’s next Wednesday, so that can get out of the way. Hard to tell if the Pacers can pick up a win that night or will this be another tough loss to swallow.

Danny Granger looked much better tonight as he hit 3-5 from three point range and 8-15 overall. Those are the kind of nights usually expected from Granger, and that should be what we see from here on out.

The Pacers meanwhile used a couple of runs to get back into the game and try to make some space between the teams. A 14-1 run early in the fourth quarter gave the Pacers a small lead. Then a 7-2 run sparked by Roy Hibbert tried to put the distance far between the Wizards and the Pacers. Ultimately, it came down to making some free throws for the Pacers, and they were able to seal the deal at the line.

Now the Pacers head off to Texas for a battle with the San Antonio Spurs, currently 2nd in the Western Conference, so that should be a battle. Then the next night, they play the Houston Rockets, who sit in 8th place in the West. Two games that could act like playoff match ups and give the Pacers some momentum heading out of the week and into the next stretch of games.

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