Found April 30, 2013 on TheProBasketballTalk:
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." For the second straight game, the Atlanta Hawks played a fast pace game.  This style of play has dumbfounded the Pacers as Roy Hibbert was limited to 31 minutes with foul trouble.  Indiana had a second straight game with horrible shooting, this game a little better at 38.1% opposed to the 28% they shot in game three. The bench play favored the Hawks in this game with Kyle Korver having 19 points off the bench with 5 three points.  The Pacers entire bench had 19 points compared to 30 by Atlanta.  We have seen the team with the better bench win each of the first four games.  "This is ...

Smith leads Hawks to 2-2 series tie

Josh Smith scored 29 points as the Atlanta Hawks built a 17-point lead at halftime, then withstood an Indiana comeback over the final two quarters to even the series with a 102-91 victory in Game 4 on Monday night. After struggling much of the second half, Smith made every big play down the stretch. He swished a rare 3-pointer, came up with an offensive rebound to set up a 3 by...

Smith scores 29 as Hawks top Pacers to knot series

The Atlanta Hawks like this new lineup. Now they've got to show it can win on the road. Josh Smith scored a career playoff-best 29 points as the Hawks built a 17-point lead at halftime then withstood an Indiana comeback to even the series with a 102-91 victory over the Pacers in Game 4 Monday night. The enigmatic Smith struggled much of the second half but made every big play...

Drew, Smith support former Hawk Collins for coming out

ATLANTA Larry Drew coached Jason Collins for three seasons with the Hawks, two when Drew was an assistant and another as the head coach. One of those years, Collins was instrumental with his defense on Dwight Howard in helping Atlanta advance past the Magic in the first round of the playoffs. Drew also had Collins earlier in his career when he was an assistant in New Jersey. But...

West, Pacers push Hawks to brink of elimination

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...

Video: Kyle Korver, yes that Kyle Korver, gets up to block shot at the rim

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 [...]

State of the Series Adresss: Indiana Pacers (3) vs Atlanta Hawks (6)

This has been one of the least talked about series in the playoffs this year.  Both teams lack any big name known outside of the United States.  These teams play a solid, grind it out style that doesn’t appeal to most casual fans.  Luckily for you, I am not a casual fan. We will quickly run through the first three games of this series as we prepare for game four...

Hawks-Pacers Preview

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...

Indiana Pacers Promote Ian Mahinmi To Backup Center

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. The post Indiana Pacers Promote Ian Mahinmi To Backup Center appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Pacers struggle again as Hawks even series at 2-2

The Pacers looked like they were ready to take a 3-1 series lead back to Indiana, but after going up 21-14 in the 1st quarter they allowed the Hawks to score 8-straight points to close out the quarter and take a 22-21 lead. From there, things just fell apart as Josh Smith dominated and boosted the Hawks to a 17-point halftime lead. The Pacers would make several runs in the second...

Pacers take series lead with rout

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.

Pacers pound Hawks in must-win game 5, take 3-2 series lead

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...
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