(ATLANTA) — For one day at least, the Indiana Pacers avoided disaster as they’ve tied their series with the Atlanta Hawks 2-2 after their 91-88 Game 2 win.
In a back and forth contest that saw numerous lead changes, it was the Pacers who came out on top.
Paul George led the way for the Pacers with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He did miss two crucial free throws at the end of the game that gave the Hawks a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds.
“We toughed it out, we made big shots, big plays. When it’s the playoffs, regardless if this is the eighth seed, everyone knows playoff time is the best time for teams to start playing well. This team is playing well, there’s gonna be games like this, we got to find ways to grind out games.”
Despite having the best record in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, the Pacers have hardly resembled the team everyone has grown accustomed to seeing.
Game 5 will be on Monday night in Indiana.
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Jill Martin, CNN