Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and eight rebounds, Roy Hibbert was again a factor by scoring 14 points, and the visiting Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total Friday night in an 85-63 victory.
The Pacers lead the Eastern Conference semifinal, two games to one.
Washington made only 24 field goals, another team postseason worst, on 73 attempts, 32.9 percent. That included 4 of 16 on threes, and it didn't get much better on free throws, where the Wizards were 11 of 21.
So much for the bandwagon-hopping in Washington. There were boos on occasion, and most of the crowd started heading to the exits after George's three with 31/2 minutes left made it 75-58.
Game 4 is Sunday in Washington.
NBA appoints interim CEO for Clippers
The NBA on Friday announced the appointment of Richard Parsons as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Formerly a chairman with Citigroup and Time Warner, Parsons will represent the Clippers as the franchise goes through the process of finding a new owner, on the heels of commissioner Adam Silver's decision to impose a lifetime ban on team owner Donald Sterling.
"I believe the hiring of Dick Parsons will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization," Silver said in a statement. "Dick's credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves."
Parsons previously served on President Obama's economic advisory team. He sits on the board of directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates and is a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners.
"Like most Americans, I have been deeply troubled by the pain the Clippers' team, fans, and partners have endured," Parsons said in a statement. "A lifelong fan of the NBA, I am firmly committed to the values and principles it is defending."
Sterling was ousted by Silver after leaked audio recordings captured the team's longtime owner making racially charged statements.
Clippers president Andy Roeser began an indefinite leave of absence earlier in the week.