Some good home Georgia cooking was all the Atlanta Hawks needed to get back into their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers. A 90-69 win pushed the series to 2-1 in favor of Indiana.
The Hawks sent a message with their big victory, letting the Pacers and the Eastern Conference know that they are far from done.
Al Horford had a career night in the paint, going for 26 points and 16 rebounds. Josh Smith added 14 points, six assists and six rebounds. It was an all-around effort for the Hawks, in their decimation of the Pacers.
David West was the lone bright spot for Indiana, though he had extreme difficulty in getting his 18 points and six rebounds.
The Hawks get another home game on Monday night, to see if this was just a fluke. If it isn't, then we could be in for one long series between these two teams.
Let's hit the Bleacher Report classroom and see how everyone graded out in the Atlanta Hawks' big home win.