Hawks Fans Break out 'Overrated' Chant Against Pacers in Game 3

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24:  Lance Stephenson #1 and Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers react in the final minutes of their 98-85 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 24, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Despite the Indiana Pacers' late-season struggles, they played well enough throughout the beginning of the season to put themselves in position to earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

However, Atlanta Hawks fans aren't impressed.

The Hawks coasted their way to a 98-85 victory over the Pacers in Game 3 on Thursday, which gave Atlanta a 2-1 lead in the series. The victory led to the hometown fans breaking out the "overrated" chants as the game wrapped up.

It's not every day that you hear that chant in the NBA. Unlike in college, seeding in the NBA isn't subjective. It's based on record alone, which means a team earned its seeding. Indiana went 56-26 in the regular season to earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

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