INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Pacers are back on the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, after taking Sunday off to rest following Saturday's win.
Earlier in the day, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony called Game 4 a "gut check" for his team. The Pacers echoed that sentiment, saying now is not the time to get complacent.
"Can't let our guard down just because we're up 2-1 ," said Pacers guard George Hill. "We know they're going to come out with a lot of desperation and effort we have to match that."
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said his team needs to learn how to bounce back after strong wins.
"Our next step in the growth of this franchise is our ability to maintain an edge after a playoff win," said Vogel. "We struggled a little bit with that in the Atlanta series. We got a 2-1 lead. We can't get comfortable at all. This is a pivotal game, we have to come out hungrier than they are."
The team also said they learned a valuable lesson from last year's Miami series, where the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the series, but allowed the Heat to come back and overtake them to move on to the finals.
"That just shows the 2-1 lead means nothing," added Hill.
"We should know better now being in that series and having the upper hand," said Pacers forward Paul George. "[We know] how much it takes, and how much focused the other team is going to be, so again we've got to match that."
Game 4 will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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