Pacers vs. Wizards Links: Pacers bring home 3-1 lead after Game 4 comeback

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The Pacers are a win away from a second-straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals after a stirring performance by Paul George led a comeback in on the road in Game 4.

It's time to go for the kill.

After a wonderful weekend in Washington, D.C., the Pacers return home to host the Wizards in Game 5 on Tuesday in what will be the first of three chances to close out the series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

The spectacular comeback win in Game 4, filled with too many turnovers and not enough bench support which created a 19-point hole, showed once again how the Pacers can battle when their backs are against the wall. The big deficit put them in the comfortable role of being the hunter instead of the hunted.

The Pacers appear over the hump of being able to play high-level, playoff basketball. Regardless of the path, their hopes and aspirations for this season, to compete for a championship, remain intact.

Now it is time to take the next step, play strong as the lead dog and come into Game 5 with a killer mindset to finish off the Wizards. As Frank Vogel mentioned after Game 5, prior playoff battles favor the Pacers, while the Wizards are going through the process for the first time as a group.

"I think experience in the playoffs gives you confidence," Vogel said. "Having been there gives you confidence. Not just overall experience, but experience as a group. This group has been there. They (Washington) have an incredible young nucleus and veterans who've been in the playoffs, but they haven't all been together as a unit.''

Those words may have been some subtle gamesmanship from Vogel. After the feeling the brunt of the weekend ambush by the Pacers, the Wizards have to be feeling inferior as they return to Indiana.

Confidence is a crazy thing and the Pacers can't risk a poor showing in Game 5 to give the Wizards any life and hope. A championship contender takes care of business in Game 5.

We'll see where the Pacers stand late Tuesday evening.

Check out the links:

Pacers at Wizards - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 95, Wizards 92, Game 4 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Radio Highlights: Pacers 95, Wizards 92 | Pacers Blogs

Vogel's Faith, Consistency Being Rewarded | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Kravitz: Pacers' Iron Five step on Wizards' necks - Indy Star

Paul George's 'special' performance guides Pacers to Game 4 win - Indy Star

2014 NBA playoffs: Wizards lose 19-point lead, fall to Paul George and Pacers - The Washington Post

Wizards fall apart late, near elimination vs. Pacers | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Not so fast, young fella: Wall bottled up by Pacers - Indy Star

George's 39 gives Pacers 95-92 win over Wizards - AP

NBA playoff scores, results and highlights from Sunday's action: The Clippers' furious rally - SBNation.com

Wizards vs. Pacers final score: Season on the brink after Washington blows double-digit lead - Bullets Forever

Pacers vs. Wizards final score, NBA playoffs 2014: Indiana erases 19-point deficit to nab 95-92 victory, 3-1 series lead - SBNation.com

TheJayGravesReport.com: Code Red (How the serious threat of Big Momma has the Pacers ballin' out now)

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Mount Unreal Comeback, Shellshock Wizards - 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Three-Pointers: George scores 39 to lead Pacers to Game 4 win, 3-1 series lead | The Point Forward - SI.com

Paul George scores 39 points, gives Pacers a 3-1 series lead over Wizards | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

Wizards-Pacers Game 4: Don't blame the Wiz kids, blame team execution - CBSSports.com

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