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The Indiana Pacers (49-32), the Eastern Conference's 3rd seed, will take on the Atlanta Hawks (44-38), the 6th seed, in the first game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
The two teams split the 4 regular season meetings this season, with Atlanta winning the first two in November and December and the Pacers winning the last two in February and March. On paper, the Pacers appear to have the stronger lineup. The Hawks rely on their big men Al Horford and Josh Smith, but the Pacers should have enough size to contend with them with Roy Hibbert and David West clogging up the middle. Ian Mahinmi, Tyler Hansbrough and Jeff Pendergraph provide backup size in the event of foul trouble to the Pacers' starting bigs.
In the backcourt, Jeff Teague is growing into his own, which could present problems for the Pacers especially if George Hill does not return to 100%. The Pacers' starting PG is said to be battling groin and hip problems, which will limit ...
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Indiana Pacers’ All Star forward, Paul George has become the team’s franchise player, has a truly remarkable skill set and has become one of the best players in the NBA at the ripe age of 23. Is he the next LeBron James? Well no, but he is the closest thing to James in the NBA as of today.
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The Indiana Pacers, the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, exerted their dominance in Game 1 of their series against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, winning 107-90. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Paul George delivered in a big way
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has far greater worries on his mind after his team fell behind 1-0 in their playoff series against...
Paul George looked like a man possessed during yesterday’s game one of the NBA playoffs versus the Atlantas Hawks in Indiana. George finished with his first career triple-double in the playoffs and this intense block was one of them. This play really sums of the day for both teams. The Pacers, led by George looked focused, while Hawks looked pleased to just be there.
Forget about the film, the numbers and the losses.
The Pacers insist everything will be OK now that they're in the playoffs with their first-round series against sixth-seeded Atlanta opening on Sunday in Indy.
Once one of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, Indiana lost five of its last six games, digging themselves deficits of at least 20 points in each of those six...
Paul George triple-doubled Sunday,helping to lead the Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The 107-90 victory was confident as the Hawks at no point looked like a confident match for the Pacers.
George scored 23 points, launched 12 assists and secured 11 rebounds for the Pacers.
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Paul George scored 23 points and recorded his first playoff triple double, leading Indiana past Atlanta 107-90 for a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference series.
George made just 3 of 13 shots but was 17 of 18 from the free-throw line, had 11 rebounds and 12 assists. George Hill added 18 points despite playing with a left groin injury. It's the first time since 2006 that the Pacers...
The Indiana Pacers were last seasons playoff darlings as they were able to give Miami fans a panic when they took a series lead over the heavy favorites. Indiana is a big team in terms of size but were hampered early in the season by the loss of Danny Granger and the slow start for Roy Hibbert.
The Atlanta Hawks were suppose to be a laughing stock in the league with GM Danny...
Paul George is back! Well, kind of. PG24 still couldn't hit a shot from the field, finishing just 3-13 from the field, but the third-year All-Star made up for it from the line, going 17-18, and finishing with a triple-double by adding 11 rebounds and 12 assists. The spectacular stat sheet stuffer powered the Pacers to a 107-90 victory against the Hawks in the first game of their...
Three practice days have Indiana and Atlanta eager to see how they match up in the playoffs.
The Hawks will try and run. The Pacers will try to get physical. Paul George wants to attack the defense, and Kyle Korver might be content to shoot 3-pointers all series long.
They have been a study in contrasts all season, playing their four-game regular-season series to a draw. On Sunday...
When it comes to the NBA playoffs, matchups matter.
Atlanta likes to run. Indiana gets physical. Paul George will try to attack. Kyle Korver might be content to knock down 3-pointers.
Both teams know what's coming and have spent the last three days preparing to defend against their biggest weaknesses while exploiting their top advantages when the best-of-seven series opens...