Indiana got 25 points from Danny Granger en route to a 93-89 victory over Washington on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana did not, however, defeat the Wizards against the spread, which closed at 10 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 193.5.
Indiana got 14 points from David West and another 14 points from George Hill. Darren Collison contributed 7 assists, while David West cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Washington got 20 points from Jordan Crawford in a losing cause and another 16 points from Nene Hilario. Shelvin Mack contributed 4 assists for the Wizards, while Nene Hilario had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Indiana were victorious, as the score was 52-49 at the break.
Washington had a 45-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Indiana takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Philadelphia.