Scott Brooks

Beal helps Wizards knock off Pacers 109-102

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards delivered in a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Beal scored 19 points, Marcin Gortat had 18 and the Wizards beat the Pacers 109-102 on Saturday night in a possible postseason preview.

Washington (40-30) earned its second straight win to move into a tie with Indiana for fourth in the conference standings. The Wizards also claimed the first tiebreaker with the Pacers by taking two of three in the season series.

"We knew what was at stake with this game and wanted to make sure we took care of it and we did that," Beal said. "We did a good job of getting off to a good start on both ends of the...