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Wiz kids notch rare win in Indy

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POSTED May 6, 2014 1:55 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Washington keeps finding ways to break through old, stubborn barriers.

Even in the unlikeliest place of all — Indiana.

Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Trevor Ariza added 22 and the Wizards held off the Pacers with a stout defense over the final 7½ minutes Monday night to get a 102-96 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

It was Washington’s first second-round win in 32 years.

“We know it’s a tough building to play in. We haven’t won here in a while,” Ariza said after the Wizards snapped a 12-game losing streak in Indy. “Why wouldn’t this be the best time to come here and get a win — in the playoffs?”

Game 2 is Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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