Pacers pull away from Hawks, even series




INDIANAPOLIS

True, it was only one game in what could be a very long — or very short — postseason.

But if Tuesday night’s performance is an indication of how the Indiana Pacers plan to play moving forward, their playoff ride won’t end soon.

Recapturing the passion, energy and execution that propelled them to the NBA’s best record for the first two-thirds of the season, the Pacers thrilled a sellout Bankers Life Fieldhouse crowd with a 101-85 rout of the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their first round playoff series.

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