Pacers Playoffs Links: Pacers look to change things up for Game 2 against Hawks

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers have to try something different against the Hawks to change things up and even up the series.

The Pacers spent a good chunk of Sunday watching film and practicing in preparation for Game 2 against the Hawks on Tuesday.

While Frank Vogel joked around his answers to what he has in store for Game 2, all indications point to a few changes to alter the matchups with Atlanta. Most obvious among those would be to have Paul George try to smother Jeff Teague on the point to disrupt Atlanta's offensive attack which saw Teague skate into the lane early and often in Game 1.

With the length of George Hill and Lance Stephenson, having them slide up to cover Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll shouldn't be a problem. PG has covered guards like Derrick Rose and John Wall in the past and more recently absolutely smothered Stephen Curry during a fourth quarter comeback effort that came up short against Golden State.

Of course, altering the defensive game plan only addresses the problems at one end of the floor.  No doubt the Pacers gave a clunker effort when things went bad in Game 1, but even if they dial up their level of play, the Hawks remain a challenging matchup. Atlanta appears well aware of this fact considering the confidence they play with against the Pacers.

I discussed this and more on The Phil Naessens Show this week. Check it out.

Check out the links:

Practice Wrap Up: Pacers 140420 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Practice : Frank Vogel 140420 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers promise changes for game two vs. Hawks - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

2014 NBA playoffs -- Paul George of Indiana Pacers wants to switch up defense - AP

Pacers seeking solution for Hawks 3-point shooters - AP

Pacers looking ahead in series against Atlanta - Indy Star

Game Preview: Pacers vs Hawks, Game 2 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Atlanta takes advantage of Roy Hibbert's struggles in pick and roll coverage - Peachtree Hoops

Three keys to Hawks' Game 1 victory | Atlanta Hawks | www.ajc.com

VIDEO: Charles Barkley goes in on the Pacers - CBSSports.com

Indiana Pacers – Time to bench Roy Hibbert; not now, not ever | KentSterling.com

Aggressive George Hill Is the Hero Gotham Needs Right Now - 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Josh McRoberts slams down on Birdman, Heat - SBNation.com

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