INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Pacers picked up a big win at home Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven game series with the Hawks.
"We didn't want to split," said Pacers center Roy Hibbert. "We wanted to make sure we came out aggressive and protected our home court."
The win couldn't have come at a better time. The series now shifts to Atlanta, where the Pacers have lost 11 straight games, two this season.
"We've played well, but we haven't finished in Atlanta," said Pacers forward Paul George. "That's going to be in the back of our minds, that we need to play a full game. Team's play well at home, so we're definitely going to have to work."
The Blue and Gold expect Game 3 to be the biggest challenge to date.
"They're a really good team, scrappy, and I don't think this is going to be [done in] 4 games. We're going to have to earn it every one," added Hibbert.
Game 3 will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Phillips Arena.
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