INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young made a runner with 0.9 seconds left to give the Indiana Pacers a 107-105 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Paul George scored 27 points and Jeff Teague had 23, but the Pacers needed the last of Young’s 12 points after the Wizards scored seven straight to tie it.
With 4.6 seconds remaining, Young took the inbound pass at the top of the key, squared up his defender, Markieff Morris, then drove and put up his runner from the left side.
Bradley Beal missed a potential winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 22 points.
Marcin Gortat finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds, John Wall added 19 points and 10 assists, and Otto Porter Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Young also had 11 rebounds, George grabbed nine and Myles Turner finished with eight rebounds to go along with his 20 points.
George hit a fade away jumper with 2 minutes to play, giving Indiana a 105-98 lead, before the Wizards fought back to tie it on Beal’s jumper with 15 seconds to play.
The Wizards stormed out to a 12-1 lead that forced the Pacers to call timeout less than three minutes into the game. Wall and Beal each scored 10 points in the first quarter. Indiana tied it at 57 at halftime.
The Pacers led 88-79 at the end of the third quarter, but the Wizards’ 9-0 run to start the fourth tied it at 88, setting up the final nine minutes.