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Pacers go up 2-0

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Indiana takes care of Hawks at home

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:44 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George followed his triple-double by scoring a playoff career-high 27 points to lead Indiana past Atlanta 113-98 on Wednesday night.

The Pacers lead the best-of-seven first-round series 2-0 and have won four straight home games over the Hawks. It’s the first time Indiana has held a 2-0 series lead since the 2004 Eastern Conference semifinals.

George, playing in his first game since being named the league’s Most Improved Player, was 11 of 21 from the field, had eight rebounds, three assists and four steals and again played well defensively. George Hill had 22 points.

Atlanta was led by Devin Harris with 17 points. Jeff Teague and Josh Smith both had 16. The Hawks head home for Game 3 on Saturday.

Indiana again took control late in the first quarter and never trailed again.

Pacers 113, Hawks 98

ATLANTA (98)

Korver 3-10 0-0 9, Smith 7-10 1-2 16, Horford 5-11 3-6 13, Teague 7-16 2-2 16, Harris 6-10 3-5 17, I.Johnson 1-3 2-4 4, Stevenson 1-2 0-0 3, Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Petro 2-4 0-0 4, Scott 2-5 0-0 4, Jenkins 0-1 0-0 0, Mack 2-2 0-0 5, Tolliver 2-3 0-1 5. Totals 39-79 11-20 98.

INDIANA (113)

George 11-21 4-7 27, West 1-4 5-7 7, Hibbert 5-10 5-5 15, Hill 7-12 4-4 22, Stephenson 2-4 0-0 4, T.Hansbrough 2-6 1-4 5, Green 6-11 0-0 15, Augustin 2-6 2-2 8, Pendergraph 4-6 0-0 8, Young 0-3 0-0 0, B.Hansbrough 0-1 0-0 0, O.Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Mahinmi 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-87 21-29 113.TableStyle: SPORT-BKN_BOXCCI Template: z_tight@1lp_rrt

Atlanta 19 31 26 22 — 98

Indiana 25 34 29 25 — 113

Three-point goals—Atlanta 9-23 (Korver 3-9, Harris 2-4, Mack 1-1, Smith 1-2, Stevenson 1-2, Tolliver 1-2, Scott 0-1, Teague 0-2), Indiana 10-25 (Hill 4-7, Green 3-6, Augustin 2-4, George 1-4, Stephenson 0-1, B.Hansbrough 0-1, Young 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 48 (Horford 10), Indiana 55 (Hibbert 9). Assists—Atlanta 25 (Horford, Teague 5), Indiana 22 (Augustin, Hibbert, Hill, George, West 3). Total Fouls—Atlanta 24, Indiana 19. Technicals—Harris, Horford, I.Johnson. A—18,165 (18,165).