The Atlanta Hawks' Elton Brand, right, fouls the Indiana Pacers' George Hill, as he drives during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT) ORG XMIT: 1152439
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Pacers force Game 7 with 95-88 win over Hawks
- Article by: PAUL NEWBERRY
- Associated Press
- May 1, 2014 - 9:40 PM
ATLANTA — David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for the top-seeded Pacers with a 95-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-2 after losing at home for the second time in the best-of-seven series, Indiana was poised for an early summer when the Hawks pushed out to an 84-79 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining, cheered on by a raucous crowd.
But, for the fourth time in the series, the road team won.
West seemed to make every big play down the stretch, scoring four straight points and forcing a huge turnover to begin the turnaround. West hit two more baskets in the final minute to wrap things up, finishing with 24 points.
Game 7 is Saturday in Indianapolis.
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