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The Indiana Pacers have not been playing like themselves over the past couple of months and in their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks, but it seems like something woke them up on Thursday night, as they came back late to force Game 7.
George Hill and Mike Scott got into a scuffle late in the second quarter that personified the intensity of this game. Indiana was actually down by three heading into the fourth quarter, but finished the game with a furious 16-4 run that finally showed some urgency and reminded everyone how good they can be.
Meanwhile out on the West Coast, the Los Angeles Clippers were trying to put away the Golden State Warriors, who needed a win at home to force a Game 7 of their own.
Draymond Green and Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State, as Green played shutdown defense all night and Curry scored 24 points to go along with nine assists. The two teams traded baskets all night, and the Clippers staged a furious late comeback that the Warriors barely escaped from.
One can only imagine how exciting both Game 7s will be.