The Indiana Pacers suffered another slow start that put them at a double digit disadvantage against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter, a deficit they'd struggle breaking through the rest of the night. The Hawks would eventually push the lead to 21 in the third quarter. Indiana made a fourth quarter push, drawing to within 13 with eight minutes remaining, but a Lavoy Allen offensive foul set off a 6-0 Hawks run to wrap up Atlanta's seventh straight win.
Rodney Stuckey and C.J.Miles led the Pacers with 15 points. Miles had all 15 in the fourth quarter, including four three pointers. Luis Scola was the third Pacer in double figure with 12 points, scoring 10 in the first half. The Pacers gave up 51% shooting to the Hawks, who scored 48 points in the paint. Indiana struggled from the line, going just 9-17. Al Horford (25) and Jeff Teague (21) led the Hawks.