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Pacers Clinch Playoff Berth

Last updated on Thursday, April 7, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers are in the NBA playoffs for the first time in five years.

The Pacers knocked off the Washington Wizards 136-112 and waited for the Charlotte Bobcats to lose to Orlando in overtime before beginning the celebration.

Danny Granger led Indiana with 25 points with Paul George adding a career-high 23 as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five games.

Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 29 points with Andray Blatche adding 23 points and ten rebounds as the Wizards saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

The Pacers are back in action on Friday when they host the Atlanta Hawks.

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