The Pacers will lean on their regular season success on Saturday when they host Game 7 on their home floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday evening.
Thanks to wins by the Thunder and Warriors, which extended their respective Western Conference playoff series to seven games, the Pacers and Hawks will tip off at 5:30 p.m. ET with the game broadcast on TNT.
Of course, the home court hasn't been much of an advantage in this series considering the home team is 2-4 so far. But Game 7 is a different beast and there's no doubt, the Fieldhouse will be rockin'. If the Pacers can put it together at home and advance, the final three minutes last night in Atlanta will remain the difference. David West was a monster. George Hill added a big bucket and teamed up with Paul George to make all six free throws in the final minute to put the game on ice.
All of those positives should bode well for the blue and gold heading into Game 7. On the other side, the Hawks have to be devastated after letting that game slip away. The Pacers made all of the plays at both ends of the court down the stretch, but if the Hawks had made just a couple more plays they likely hang on. Instead they were just overwhelmed. We'll see if that shakes their confidence which has been bloated while playing in the Fieldhouse of late.
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