Hawks reduce series deficit with comfortable win at home.
The Atlanta Hawks were an entirely different team on Saturday night to the one that had lost the opening two games of this series, sealing a 90-69 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Al Horford scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds after a slight adjustment to his positional play from coach Larry Drew, as he helped the Hawks hold their rivals to 27.2 percent shooting and just 30 first-half points.
Having lost both games to start the series, it was imperative for the Hawks to secure a win at home and they looked far more competitive. Their work on the defensive end saw them post up 11 steals, and they forced 22 Indiana turnovers.
Paul George was held to just 16 points after enjoying a strong start to the series, and fell one rebound short of a double-double.
The two teams stay in Atlanta for Game 4, and following this dominant display, particularly inside the paint, the Hawks will feel confident of being able to tie things up and head back to Indiana in good spirits.