Big Al’s First Start of the Season

Indiana traveled to face the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena on St. Patrick’s Day and with the playoffs in the near future, each game is becoming more impactful for the Pacers’ possible playoff seeding. The Pacers came close to making a huge comeback, but without some of their key players in the game, they fell to Washington, 109-102.

Al Jefferson was a part of the starting five for the first time this season. As a mentor, Big Al hopes that the younger guys stay healthy, but he is prepared to play whenever his team needs him. With Myles Turner and Domas Sabonis still out with ankle injuries, Al took Turner’s place at center.

Al took advantage of his opportunity to start, and he was doing it all against the Wizards. He had great ball movement and contributed 10 points and nine rebounds. He ended the night one rebound short of having back-to-back double-doubles.

The Al Jefferson Game.

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The Pacers return home to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at 7pm ET.

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