The Indiana Pacers spent all season focused on getting a Game 7 at home against Miami but on Friday played like a team that no longer had the desire to make it happen.
No. 1 Indiana has been tested while Mo. 2 Miami has cruised, but the teams end up facing off as expected.
The Wizards season came to an end with a 93-80 loss to the Pacers on Thursday.
The Wizards offense has sputtered early as Washington trails Indiana 52-40 at halftime.
Wizards look to stave off elimination and even their series against Indiana at 3-3.
The veteran forward has tallied 15 points and eight boards in Games 4 and 5 after not playing in five of previous eight playoff games.
The Wizards haven't won a second-round playoff game at home in 35 years but John Wall wants the team to end the skid in Tuesday's Game 6.
With Marcin Gortat leading the way, the Wizards recorded the third-largest rebounding margin in playoff history in Game 5, grabbing 62 boards compared to just 23 for Indiana.
The Wizards produced the largest rebounding margin in nearly 30 years while John Wall began hitting open shots again.
The Wizards staved off elimination with a 102-79 win against Indiana behind Marcin Gortat's 31 points.