Loss puts top seed on brink of elimination


Former Butler star Shelvin Mack made clutch free throws down the stretch as the Atlanta Hawks survived a furious comeback by the Indiana Pacers to win Game 5 of their first-round series 107-97 on Monday in Indianapolis.

The Hawks lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 slated for 7 p.m. Thursday in Atlanta.

Mack finished with a team-high 20 points. Paul Milsap added 18 for the Hawks.

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