Pacers 114, Wizards 113

Arenas' Triple Double Doesn't Get It Done

December 13, 2009|By Gene Wang | Gene Wang , The Washington Post

WASHINGTON - — Washington... The Washington Wizards lost another game in excruciating fashion, this time failing to hold a lead in the final seconds and falling to Indiana, 114-113, on Saturday night before 13,171 at Verizon Center.

The Wizards' losing streak reached four games, and they wasted a triple double by Gilbert Arenas (22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) and strong performances from Antwan Jamison (31 points) and Caron Butler (23 points).

After Arenas missed two free throws, T.J. Ford drove to the basket and put up a shot that was blocked out of bounds as the buzzer sounded. Officials reviewed the play and put 0.5 of a second back on the clock. The Pacers inbounded to Mike Dunleavy Jr., who went up for a shot that DeShawn Stevenson and Brendan Haywood challenged.

Haywood was called for the foul, again apparently with no time left. But officials determined there should be 0.1 of a second to play, sending Dunleavy to the foul line for two shots. He made both.

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