Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/23/2014
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 PM on NBAt, SPSO
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
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The Indiana Pacers looked much more like the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday when they were able to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-85 on their home court to make it a 1-1 series. The Pacers shot 52.9% on the night and were able to hold the Hawks to just 39.2% shooting from the field.
In the first quarter, the Hawks looked like they may eventually take a 2-0 lead in the series as they were able to outscore the Pacers 26-21 and looked like the better team. The Pacers played much better in the second period, but they still went into the half down by four points. The third period is when the Pacers took over, outscoring the Hawks 31-13 by playing great on both ends of the floor. Indiana focused on defense in the fourth quarter and were able to hold on for the 16-point victory.
Paul George stepped up and looked like Pacers' best player by scoring 27 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, dishing out six assists and also notching four steals. Luis Scola was solid off of the bench for the Pacers, scoring 20 points and pulling down seven rebounds.
Paul Millsap was the Hawks' top performer in the losing effort, scoring 19 on 6-of-12 shooting. Point guard Jeff Teague had 14 points, four assists and five rebounds, while reserve power forward Mike Scott pitched in with 11 points.
Indiana is 17-24-0 ATS on the road this season
Indiana is 19-20-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Atlanta is 21-20-0 ATS at home this season
Atlanta is 20-21-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/20/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee out indefinitely
12/31/13 G John Jenkins Back out for season
12/27/13 C Al Horford Shoulder out for season
02/21/14 F Gustavo Ayon Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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