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 down the stretch. He swished a rare 3-pointer, came up with an offensive rebound to set up a 3 by Kyle Korver, and finished off a fast break with a right-handed dunk. Plus, he did another stout defensive job on Indiana star Paul George, who had to work for every one of his 21 points.
After getting blown out the first two games at Indiana, the Hawks went to a bigger lineup with Johan Petro at center, Al Horford at power forward, Smith at small forward and Korver coming off the bench. It worked out just as coach Larry Drew had hoped, at least on Atlanta's home court.
''When Josh is at the 3 (small forward), h...