Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals jumps up Monday night when the Indiana Pacers host the Washington Wizards at Bankers

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Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals jumps up Monday night when the Indiana Pacers host the Washington Wizards at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto Raptors Jerseys . The top-seeded Pacers advanced after a tough seven-game series against the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round. Washington, the fifth seed in the East, moved on with a five-game series victory over the Chicago Bulls. Paul George led the Pacers to victory Saturday night. He had 30 points and 11 rebounds, shot 11-for-23 from the field and was lucky just to be on the floor for the decisive game. George took a few steps onto the court during a skirmish between teammate George Hill and the Hawks Mike Scott in Game 6. Traditionally, that has warranted a suspension, but a slight change in the language of the rule probably kept George from missing the critical contest. "This was a long series," said the Indiana All-Star. "Were happy to get over this hump and get ready for the next task, which is preparing for the Wizards." Roy Hibbert, the Pacers other All-Star this season, had his best game of the series on Saturday. He played sparingly in the later games of the series, but scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked five shots in Game 7. "You always feel for guys on your team that are struggling," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "You do what you can to push them or encourage them, challenge them when they need to. Its like your family, its like your children. You want the best for them. (It was) very gratifying to stay with him and then to see him step up the way he did." The Wizards have been home since Tuesday, which is a pretty long wait for a group that doesnt have a ton of postseason experience. "It is what it is," said Washington coach Randy Wittman. "Whether you like rest, or whether you want to keep going, we dont have a choice." The Wizards held the Bulls to an average of 90 points a game while being led by their dynamic young backcourt of All-Star John Wall and sharp-shooter Bradley Beal. Against Chicago, the leagues best defensive unit in terms of scoring, Wall averaged 18.8 points and 6.8 assists. Beal led the Wizards with 19.8 points on 45 percent shooting from long range. "The main thing is to focus in and know what this team is capable of," said Wall after dispatching the Bulls. Defense is Indianas calling card. The Pacers finished second in the NBA in opponents scoring during the regular season and first in opponents field- goal percentage. The Wizards werent shabby on the defensive side of the ball either. They tied for eighth in the league in fewest points allowed and actually rank first in that category so far during the postseason. The two teams have never met in the postseason and Indiana has owned this series in recent history. The Pacers won two of three this season against Washington, both at home, but the dominance extends far past the 2013-14 campaign. Indiana has won 11 of the last 13 matchups and 15 of the last 19. The Wizards wont be intimidated playing in Indiana, despite being winless in their last 12 trips there, a span dating back to April 2007. Washington took all three road contests in the series against the Bulls. Game 2 will be Wednesday night in Indianapolis. Bruno Caboclo Jersey . -- Theres been so much talk about Mike Moustakas at the plate that the third baseman ignored the conversation Wednesday -- even after doing something positive. Delon Wright Jersey . While plenty of statistics illustrate Torontos turnaround in the second year of manager Ryan Nelsens tenure, stopping goals is not one of them. . Patton told The Baltimore Sun that he took an Adderall pill four days before the season finished, trying to improve his short-term focus. "I took one because I was stupid," Patton told The Sun.With a chance to win their American Association Divisional Series, the Winnipeg Goldeyes had no trouble getting hits. It was the timely hits that eluded them. The Goldeyes lost 9-2 to the Lincoln Saltdogs in Game 4 of their AADS before 1,331 fans at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. Winnipeg outhit Lincoln 14-13 in the defeat and stranded 12 base runners. The deciding Game 5 of the best-of-five series goes Monday night in Lincoln. Things got off the rails quickly for the Goldeyes, as the Saltdogs put up two runs in the bottom of the second inning after Winnipeg starter Matt Jackson balked and then gave up a sac fly. An inning later, Lincoln broke things open with four runs, which chased Jackson from the game after just 2 2/3 innings. The Goldeyes had an opportunity to get back into the game in the top of the fourth, but they couldnnt score a run after loading the bases with none out. Custom Toronto Raptors Jerseys. After the Goldeyes broke Nick Greens shutout in the top of the fifth on Casey Haerther fielders choice, the Saltdogs tagged Winnipegs bullpen for three runs in the bottom of the fifth. It was the first runs the bullpen has given up in the series. Winnipeg scored their second run on a Luis Alen sac fly in the top of the eighth. Haerther, Brock Bond and Donnie Webb each paced the Goldeyes with three hits Jackson suffered the loss for Winnipeg, while Green picked up the win. In a rematch of Game 1, Winnipeg will send Chris Salamida to the mound for Game 5 Monday night, while Lincoln will counter with Joe Bisenius. The game can be heard on Jewel 101 (100.7 FM), beginning with the pre-game show at 5:30 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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