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.
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.