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The undersized Atlanta Hawks are making Indiana look like a high-scoring power.
The Pacers ranked 23rd in the NBA with fewer than 95 points per game in the regular season. Led by forward Paul George, Indiana has picked up the pace in the playoffs. The Pacers have averaged 110 points in winning the first two games of the first-round series.
Hawks coach Larry Drew said Thursday his team has struggled to match up with the bigger Pacers.
Drew says he's looking at possible lineup changes as the series shifts to Atlanta for Game 3 on Saturday night. Drew could start backup center Johan Petro in a bigger lineup with Al Horford moving to forward. Petro drew five fouls in about 14 minutes in Wednesday night's 113-98 loss.
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The Indiana Pacers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Paul George had another strong showing for Indiana scoring a career playoff high 27 points.
George was named the NBA’s most improved player of the season and he came through for the Pacers yet again.
As strong as George’s night was, Roy Hibbert had...
Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green drove from the three point line and threw down a powerful jam over Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith that brought the Bankers Life Fieldhouse crowd to their feet during the second quarter of Wednesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff game.
Green came off the bench for 15 points to help the Pacers to a 113...
The Pacers took a commanding 2-0 lead against the Hawks last night with a 113-98 win in Indiana and aside from the game being a blowout, Roy Hibbert added some insult to injury to Ivan Johnson early in the first quarter.
You knew it was not going to be the Hawks night when Hibbert came flying at the rim to send down a vicious dunk all over Johnson.
But give credit to Johnson...
What in the blue hell is going on down in Atlanta?
Atlanta has never been known as a hotbed for sports, but this right here is just sad. Tickets to this weekend’s Hawks vs Pacers game are going for $16 on the coupon site LivingSocial yes, that’s right $16.
While you’ll be hard pressed to even park your car at an arena for $16 apparently in Atlanta that’s all you need...
Sometimes, NBA players just need to learn how to get out of the way and Hawks reserve forward Ivan Johnson will probably learn his lesson after he got posterized by Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
It happened in the first quarter of play in game two of the Pacers/Atlanta Hawks series and well, I’ll let the dunk do the rest of the talking:
Hibbert throws down monster dunk on Ivan...
Last night’s Game 2 between the Pacers and the Hawks was relegated to NBA TV. So those with basic cable missed this David West-to-Gerald Green Hail Mary at the end of the third quarter.
That play gave the Pacers an 88-76 lead. Indiana held on to beat Atlanta 113-98, taking a 2-0 series lead, in a game that featured several poster-worthy dunks, including this Roy Hibbert-over-Ivan...
With an average paid (but perhaps not actual) home attendance of just more than 15,000 fans per game, the Atlanta Hawks fill about 81 percent of Philips Arena on a nightly basis but are actually among the top 10 teams in NBA attendance -- though you wouldn't know it from most pictures:
@ darrenrovell 2 minutes AFTER tip off in Philips Arena. #hawks #cavs twitter.com/JByler15...
Roy Hibbert completely destroyed Ivan Johnson on this dunk on Wednesday night during the Pacers vs Hawks playoff game.
The Pacers are putting on a dunk show in Indiana on Wednesday night. After Roy Hibbert demolished Ivan Johnson, Gerald Green one-upped his teammate with a driving dunk all over Josh Smith, which may be the best dunk of the playoffs thus far:
ROCK THE RIM
Clearly, there is something in the water in Indiana as this is our second amazing slam dunk that we are posting from game two of the Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers playoff series. This dunk happened in the second quarter as Gerald Green rises for an epic slam dunk over Josh Smith: *** Gerald Green dunks on Josh Smith [@CJZero]
Move aside Geno Smith and Ryan Nassib. Pacers forward David West showed off his throwing arm by hitting Gerald Green on a buzzer-beating touchdown pass to finish the third quarter of Game Two of the Hawks-Packers series.
With the eighth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select David West, Xavier University.
Pacers Roy Hibbert put Hawks Ivan Johnson on a poster during the first half of Game 2 in Indiana on Wednesday night. Hibbert elevated for the one-handed power slam as Johnson attempted to draw a charge – but instead got called for the foul and was put on a nasty poster: