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Where: Game 6 – Verizon Center, Washington.
When: Friday May 16, 01:00 BST
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With John Wall seemingly finding his stride again, the Washington Wizards will look to tie up the series with the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.
The Wizards are rallying behind their point guard to lead them forward after he struggled to influence proceedings through the first four games with any consistency.
Despite his struggles, Wall bounced back with 27 points, five rebounds and five assists during the rout in Game 5, and the hosts will need a similar effort from him on Thursday to keep their hopes of pulling off an improbable comeback alive.
Marcin Gortat was also a huge factor in that win having dominated inside the paint and helped the Wizards gain a significant advantage in rebounding, but ultimately they will need to do it all over again if they are to force a deciding game back in Indianapolis on Saturday.
The Pacers have conceded that they must do a better job on Wall in particular who will be the most significant threat at the Verizon Center, but the Wizards have struggled at home in the post-season thus far.
They are 5-1 away in this year’s playoffs but just 1-3 at home, and while Gortat admitted that the pressure will be on them to push the game, they will relish it and give it their best knowing that their season depends on it.
Nevertheless, it was a great effort from the Wizards to deny the Pacers a straight-forward 4-1 series win after the top seed in the Eastern Conference appeared to be regaining their identity and confidence.
However, that will mean little if Washington fail to repeat the show for their home support on Thursday, but there may well be a few more twists in this one before it’s over.