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Wizards take 1-0 lead with 102-96 win at Indiana

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) puts up a shot during the first quarter of game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Monday, May 5, 2014(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Trevor Ariza added 22 on Monday night, leading Washington past top-seeded Indiana 102-96 for a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Wizards won a second-round game for the first time since 1982 and are 4-0 on the road in this year's playoffs. They ended a 12-game losing streak at Indiana that dated to April 18, 2007, and they did it by nearly leading from wire-to-wire.

Paul George and George Hill had 18 points each for the Indiana.

The Wizards trailed only once, 31-30, and took control with a 17-6 run to close the first half that made it 56-43. Indiana couldn't get closer than five points in the second half.

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