Indiana Pacers: Player grades from the loss against the Wizards

Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards - Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indiana Pacers simply cannot catch a break. After dropping their season opener in an embarrassing fashion, they once again faltered in overtime against the Bradley Beal-less Washington Wizards en route to a 135-134 loss as they drop to 0-2 to begin their campaign.

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Despite the Wizards missing their alpha guy, the game eventually became a shootout, with both teams shooting north of 52 percent from the floor. Alas, Washington shot a blistering 50 percent on threes, converting 19 of their 38 tries from downtown while the Pacers made 15 of their 34 three-point attempts.

Washington claimed a double-digit lead in the third quarter, but Indiana stormed back in the final frame, leading by as much as six points before Spencer Dinwiddie sent the game to overtime, where the Pacers led once more by six before crumbling down at the finish line.

Myles Turner paced the Blue and Gold with a career-high 40 points, including five triples, 10 boards and three blocks. Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon both tallied near triple-doubles with the former logging 28/9/7 and the latter registering 28/8/8 in a losing effort. Dinwiddie (34/6/9) and Kyle Kuzma (26/11) led the Wizards as they move to 2-0.

Before the Indiana Pacers move towards the second leg of their back-to-back, here are the player grades from their loss against Washington, starting with their clear standout.