WASHINGTON — Victor Oladipo scored 33 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 and the Indiana Pacers defeated Washington 98-95 to overtake the Wizards by a half-game in the crowded Eastern Conference standings Sunday night.

Myles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who almost gave away a 17-point lead but never trailed in a victory that vaulted them into fourth place in the East. Indiana finished its four-game trip 2-2 after beginning it with two losses.

“We’re going to have to grind it out the rest of the year,” said Oladipo. “It’s playoff basketball the rest of the year.”

Bradley Beal scored 22 points and had a career-high 11 assists for Washington, which lost its third straight for the first time this season.

Beal, the Wizards’ leading scorer, shot just 8 of 27 from the floor, missing three potential tying or go-ahead shots inside the final 19 seconds. And as Washington fell to 10-6 without point guard John Wall (knee surgery), Beal also committed two of his five turnovers on late possessions when the Wizards could have tied or taken the lead.

HAWKS 113, SUNS 112: Taurean Prince hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds remaining and finished with 22 points, helping Atlanta hold on at home.


Devin Booker’s potential winner for Phoenix, a 15-foot shot from the right baseline, bounced off the rim with Tyler Dorsey defending as time expired.

T.J. Warren scored 35 points, and Elfrid Payton added 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 14 assists for the Suns. Booker had 20 points, ending a streak of four straight games with at least 30.

RAPTORS 103, HORNETS 98: DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Toronto won at home for its 11th victory in 12 games.

Serge Ibaka scored 17 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 as the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors completed their first season sweep of Charlotte since 2006-07.

DeRozan and Lowry made key 3-pointers down the stretch as Toronto improved to 26-5 at Air Canada Centre, the best home record in the NBA.

Fred VanVleet and C.J. Miles each scored 12 points for the Raptors.

PELICANS 126, MAVERICKS 109: Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Nikola Mirotic added 24 in a rare start and New Orleans, at Dallas, won its eighth straight.

On a night when his jumper wasn’t falling, Anthony Davis had 23 points and 13 rebounds, scoring most of his points from inside 5 feet.

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