The Pacers defeated the Wizards on Tuesday to move closer to clinching a playoff spot.
Indiana's win eliminated the Miami Heat from playoff contention, marking the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Heat will miss the playoffs.
At 38–43, the Pacers are now one game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the No. 8 and final seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana can clinch the No. 8 seed either by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday or if the Nets lose to the Orlando Magic that same day.
Paul George had 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench in his fourth game since making his season debut.
- Molly Geary