INDIANAPOLIS, May 1 (UPI) -- David West and Paul George combined to make 18-of-24 from the field Wednesday in leading Indiana to a 106-83 decision over Atlanta.
The Pacers took a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals and will try to wrap up the series when they play in Atlanta on Friday. If a seventh game is needed, it will be played on Indiana's home court on Sunday.
Indiana dominated the second half, outscoring the Hawks by 16 points, pulling away thanks to a 50 percent shooting performance from the field and a steady parade to the foul line.
West hit 11-of-16 shots while scoring 24 points and George contributed 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting. The Pacers hit 25-of-39 free throws and outrebounded Atlanta 51-28. Indiana bounced back from two losses in Atlanta during which the Pacers had shot 27 and 38 percent.