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The first round series between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks has so far been dominated by the home team, which is why game 5 is so pivotal. Fortunately, after two stinkers in Atlanta, the Pacers turned it up a notch and got back to the type of play in March that made people consider them a serious threat to Miami.
The final score was 106-83, and the game was blown open in the second quarter when David West got assertive offensively scored 12 points. He finished with 24 for his first "good" game of the series. The Pacers will need more of it, and it was good to see him put up some numbers after some rather ordinary performances (by his standards).
The box score shows some unusual stats. Paul George had 21 points on 7-8 shooting from the field. Roy Hibbert had 18 but 12 of those points came from the free throw line (12-14). George Hill had a rare 10 assists. Lance Stephenson hada team-high 12 rebounds. We are not likely going to see any of these again this...
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1. The Hawks' playoff road misery continues.
After dropping Wednesdays Game 5 by a score of 106-83, the Hawks have now lost all three games in Indiana in this series by a combined total of 55 points. They also have lost eight straight on the road in the postseason.
They trail three games to two and face elimination on Friday at Philips Arena in Game 6.
This game was close for...
The Indiana Pacers have given the backup center duties back to Ian Mahinmi due to the importance of defense in the playoffs. If he falters, expect Jeff Pendergraph to re-assume the duties.
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ATLANTA Hawks coach Larry Drew said his team "flipped the switch" after falling down in its first-round playoff series with the Pacers.
If the Hawks want to avoid elimination in Friday's Game 6 at Philips Arena, they'll have to pull off that trick again, coming off another road loss in which the coach said his team lost their composure.
For the second time in...
Josh Smith has been an Atlanta Hawk his whole career, but his days as the face of the franchise are set to end shortly. Smith wants a max deal, and Danny Ferry has no intention of giving him such a contract.
Part of the reason the Hawks are interested in letting Smith walk is because of his horrid shot selection. For all his athletic gifts and ability, Smith makes terrible decisions...
Tweet Kyle Korver is about as close to a one-trick pony as you can get in the NBA. Korver is simply known as a sharpshooter that really doesn’t have a diversified skill-set. Among the things he is not known for is his defense. In fact, he’s known as one of the poorer defenders in the [...]
David West scored 24 points and Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana past Atlanta 106-83 on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 playoff series lead.
The Pacers have all won three home games in the best-of-seven series and are 5-0 at home this season against the Hawks. They'll go to Atlanta on Friday with a chance to clinch the best-of-seven series. But the Hawks...
The Josh Smith show tied the
series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers. J Smooth finished the night with 29 points,
11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and one blocs to lead the Hawks to a 102 – 91 victory
on Monday night.
"You da one,
Smoove," teammate Dahntay Jones said as he walked by Smith's
locker. "You da one."
The Atlanta Hawks were feeling a lot better about themselves Tuesday. There were plenty of smiles and good-natured ribbing, especially during a 3-point contest between Jeff Teague and Josh Smith to close out practice.
Once Teague had finished off his teammate, it was time to head to the airport.
Back to reality.
While the Hawks have plenty of momentum - their playoff series with...
After a dismal playoff performance, the Atlanta Hawks decided it was best to spend some time away from each other.
The team arrived at Philips Arena for what was expected to be a regular practice and film session Thursday, a chance to prepare for a must-win game against the Indiana Pacers. Instead, coach Larry Drew spoke briefly with the players and sent them home.