Hawks Beat Pacers to Level NBA Playoff Series at Two Games Each

Hawks Beat Pacers to Level NBA Playoff Series at Two Games Each
Josh Smith #5 and Johan Petro #10 of the Atlanta Hawks defend against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 2013. Photographer: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 102-91 to level their National Basketball Association playoff series at two games apiece.

The best-of-seven first-round series now returns to Indianapolis for Game 5 on May 1.

Also in the Eastern Conference tonight, the Brooklyn Nets avoided elimination with a 110-91 home win against the Bulls, who lead the series by three games to two ahead of Game 6 in Chicago on May 2.

The Oklahoma City Thunder, the top seed in the Western Conference, would sweep the Rockets with a win in Houston in tonight’s last game.

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