Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert and George Hill (3) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings, ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP
Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93
- Article by: MICHAEL MAROT
- Associated Press
- April 20, 2014 - 8:22 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 is Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Indiana, which spent the whole season working to get home-court advantage in the playoffs, wasted no time in giving it right back with a dismal third quarter. Paul George finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Atlanta opened the third quarter on an 8-0 run, breaking a 50-50 tie, then pulled away when Teague scored nine points in a 14-0 run that made it 74-58 with 4:08 left in the quarter.
Indiana couldn't get closer than eight the rest of the way.
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