If the Indiana Pacers' first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks were a university subject, it's time to hand out the former's mid-term grades. The series is currently knotted at two games apiece after Atlanta beat Indiana 102-91 in Game 4.
When the Pacers seized control in the series' early going, the Hawks managed to claw their way back into it. If Indiana is to regain any momentum, each of its players has to reflect on his current showing and make the necessary adjustments moving forward.
For the purposes of this article, the following playoff criteria will be used:
- Field-goal percentage
- Three-point percentage
- Free-throw percentage
It is also important to bear in mind that Danny Granger and Miles Plumlee are not included in Indiana's playoff roster.
Now, it's on to the bigger questions that beg to be answered.
Has Paul George taken his game to the next level to make the Pacers a bigger playoff threat? Has David West played well enough in his role as the savvy veteran?
It's now time to hand out the grades.