(ATLANTA) — The Atlanta Hawks cruised past the Indiana Pacers 90-69 on Saturday night to pull within one-game of tying the series up at two.
Al Horford dominated Indiana the entire game and finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds in the rout.
Atlanta went on a 42-10 run in the first half to finish the first half with a 54-30 lead and would not look back.
Josh Smith chipped in with 14 points and six assists in the victory. Jeff Teague added 13.
“We were ready to go,” Hawks head coach Larry Drew said. “Before the game, I went in the locker room to give my speech and it was quiet in there. That told me they were focused.”
Paul George was held in check with 16 points in the loss and David West contributed with 18.
The Hawks will look to even up the series in Game 4 on Monday night.
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