The Indiana Pacers relieved a little bit of the pressure they've been feeling on Tuesday night, riding a very good outing from Paul George and a good ol' third-quarter smackdown to a 101-85 win over the Atlanta Hawks that evened their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at one game apiece. The Pacers juggled their coverages, got vital aggressive play from point guard George Hill and created turnovers in bunches to turn the tide in the second half of Game 2, helping wipe away the sour taste of a Game 1 defeat.
But while the sun shines a lot brighter and the birds sing a lot more sweetly at 1-1 than at 0-2, winning Game 2 didn't automatically make everything all beer and Skittles in Indy. The Pacers still head to Atlanta for Thursday's Game 3 having squandered the home-court advantage they'd worked to achieve, needing to score a victory at an arena in which they've struggled over the years. The Pacers have just two wins at Philips Arena since December 2006 and a 2-6 mark since headRead More »from Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard cites pretty high-ranking source in tweet saying Frank Vogel's job is safe