Pacers vs. Hawks Links: Pacers looking for fresh start in playoffs

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The Pacers are focused and ready to start fresh in Game 1 of their playoff series with the Hawks.

The Indiana Pacers are eager to get their playoff series started with the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday afternoon after stumbling their way through the final two weeks of the season.

None of those past sins matter now as it is all about effort and execution as the intensity ramps up in a playoff series. Against the Hawks, the Pacers have little margin for error. Either they'll come out strong with their stifling, league-leading defense ready to roll or they will be forced to rely on a balky offensive attack that wasn't working too in the final six games of the season.

Fortunately, the Pacers have critical playoff experience to lean on this year which should have them dialed in and ready to go in front of a raucous home crowd at the Fieldhouse.

The game will be televised on TNT but FOX Sports Indiana, the television home of the Pacers, will also air a special edition of the Pacers Live postgame show following each nationally-televised game in the series. The postgame show will give fans a complete wrap-up and reaction from a Pacers perspective. FOX Sports Indiana's coverage starts Sunday, following Game 1, at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET. Chris Denari hosts with reporter Brooke Olzendam and analysts Quinn Buckner and Austin Croshere.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers vs Hawks, Game 1 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers hoping to regain momentum in playoffs - Yahoo! Sports

Pacers playoff history: Indiana's longtime underdog mindset has rebirth in Paul George era - SBNation.com

2013 NBA Playoffs: Which Pacers defense will show up? 3 areas to watch against Atlanta | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Pacers-Hawks series: 5 things to watch | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

2013 NBA Playoffs: Pacers need a revitalized Paul George against Atlanta, says Bob Kravitz | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

George’s performance biggest of Pacers’ 5 keys to victory - 1070 The FanThe, er, 'cautious' Hawks claim the No. 6 seed | Mark Bradley | www.ajc.com

Hawks focus on playoffs, but know changes coming - Yahoo! Sports

Hawks/Pacers NBA Playoff Preview Q&A with Indy Cornrows - Peachtree Hoops

How the Pacers and Hawks match up heading into Game 1 - 1070 The Fan

Carmelo Anthony gets help from a couple of old Nets in Knicks' Game 1 victory over Celtics - Yahoo! Sports

Nets crush Bulls in first playoff game in Brooklyn - Yahoo! Sports

The Hype: One fan suing Derrick Rose for not playing. Also, one fan needs a life. | ProBasketballTalk

Stephen Jackson says disagreement with Popovich over how good a player S-Jax is | ProBasketballTalk

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