NBA: Indiana 106, Atlanta 83

May 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

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.

Josh Smith and Al Horford scored 14 points each to lead the Hawks.

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