The Indiana Pacers appeared to have the game under wraps on Wednesday, but the Atlanta Hawks stormed back in the fourth quarter, delighting the home crowd with a 89-86 victory.
Point guard Jeff Teague scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. He also added six rebounds, six assists and three steals while six different Hawks scored at least eight points in the game.
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The Hawks were leading the Pacers by a score of 51-50 at the half, but Indiana outscored Atlanta in the third quarter, 27-14.
Then, Indiana imploded in the final frame, allowing Atlanta to go on a 20-3 run to end the game.
Josh Smith's offensive rebound with just over a minute to play set up a three-pointer by Teague that put the Hawks up, 85-83. The Hawks wouldn't relinquish the lead.
Player of the Game: Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks
The game ball could have also gone to center Al Horford (16 points, nine rebounds, three blocks), but Teague's performance in the final quarter is hard to ignore.
Teague also posted 16 points, five assists and three steals in the 104-95 upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Up Next for Pacers
Indiana will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Minnesota entered Wednesday leading the Northwest division with a 2-1 record.
Up Next for Hawks
Atlanta will host the Miami Heat on Friday. The Heat are 4-1 and atop the Southeast division after destroying the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.