The Indiana Pacers stormed out ahead of the Atlanta Hawks 31-9 on 13-14 shooting, but the Atlanta bench helped claw the Hawks back in the game on a 14-4 run to close the first quarter. In the second quarter, Atlanta would draw the game to within three at 52-49, but the Pacers managed to finish out the final minute of the half on a 5-0 run to give Indiana an eight point lead.
The Pacers are shooting 57.9% with Paul George leading all scorers with 16. Lance Stephenson and David West are each in double figures with 10 points. Roy Hibbert has eight points, five rebounds, and four blocks. The Pacers had eight first half turnovers, but did well turning the ball back over, outscoring Atlanta 18-5 in points off turnovers. They also allowed eight offensive rebounds while their bench was outscored 29-8.