Scott Agness

David West with two early fouls for the second game in a row. Hawks’ offense rolling; they’ve made 8 of their last 11 after 0-for-5 start.

Candace Buckner

David West just picked up his second foul.

Candace Buckner

#Hawks still proving that they're not going anywhere, if the #Pacers win it'll be bc of a 48-minute grind of an effort. So far, not good

Michael Pointer

Watson and Mahinmi in for Stephenson and Hibbert. Timeout Atlanta. Hawks 19, #Pacers 15, 2:45 left in first.

Scott Agness

Vogel going with a two PG lineup, Hill and Watson in the backcourt. Mahinmi also now in for Hibbert.

Candace Buckner

After that tap back, crowd was really rooting for Hibbert on that one on one matchup with Antic, but he missed the shot

Candace Buckner

Players feed off coaches Vogel made a fuss abt the non call, emboldening PG to raise arm. How bout they focus on something other than calls?

Candace Buckner

I thought the ball and player movement was better, but Lance has played "pound the rock" too much already. Hasn't been effective in halfct

Michael Pointer

George started on Teague, but switched over to Korver prior to the timieout. #Pacers

Mark Montieth

Tough for the underdog to play from in front on the road in a playoff series -- but Hawks don't seem bothered by it.

Candace Buckner

the Wolf of Wall Street-looking dude behind me in the expensive seats is an ATL fan and counting Kyle Korver blocks on Roy. "That's three!"

Scott Agness

Pacers (4 turnovers) making a concerted effort to go inside. After scoring the game’s first seven points, ATL has gone in front, 13-11.

Michael Pointer

After #Pacers fast start, Atlanta rallies and takes 13-11 lead on Teague's driving layup with 5:50 left in first. We've seen a few of those.

Candace Buckner

Just like last game when the #Pacers looked good to a 7-2 start, they began tonight leading 11-6… but now trail 13-11 at the 5:23 mark

Conrad Brunner

Stop if this sounds familiar: #Pacers had fast start, Hibbert scored, fans cheered. But Teague getting loose and now #Hawks lead 13-11.

Michael Pointer

George is on Teague at the start. Seems to be working. #Pacers have scored first seven points.

Candace Buckner

Pero Antic pulls the chair, Hibbert stumbles backwards but ball still swings to open Paul George in the corner for a 3

Scott Agness

Pacers up 4-0 early on, Hibbert and West each with a bucket. PG on Teague, West checking Antic.

Candace Buckner

Gang rebounding tonight by the #Pacers

Michael Pointer

#Pacers going back to the white uniforms tonight instead of gold. Maybe that will change the luck.

Candace Buckner

As expected, Paul George is on Jeff Teague

Conrad Brunner

Which puts Hill on Korver.

Conrad Brunner

George opens as the defender on Teague.

Candace Buckner

Good inside look from D. West leads to a dunk for Roy Hibbert to start off the game.

Scott Agness

Paul George opens the game guarding Jeff Teague.

Conrad Brunner

All intangibles point to a #Pacers victory over #Hawks tonight. It's the tangibles that are worrisome.

Conrad Brunner

#Pacers-#Hawks pregame notes, including latest updates from coy coaches, key stats and possible adjustments. wp.me/p14chh-anv

Scott Agness

Non-game note: Lance Stephenson took care of four HS girls and their dates, giving them the ‘Ultimate Prom Experience.' Pretty cool.

Michael Pointer

Friends: My next performance @CrackersComedy in Broad Ripple is May 6 as part of Open Mike Night. Come out and support local comedy.

Mark Montieth

Actually, keeping Hibbert closer to the basket is significant info. It means a significant change with the D if Antic is on the perimeter.

Michael Pointer

Greenfield-Central grad Kyle Gibson is 3-0 with an 0.93 ERA for Minnesota Twins. Faces Tampa Bay and David Price tonight.

Candace Buckner

Real earth shattering stuff coming out of Vogel's pre game presser @Conrad Brunner: "Is the sky blue?" Frank: "Yes, it is!" He said nuthin, folks

Michael Pointer

Vogel said #Pacers want to keep Hibbert closer to the basket on defensive end. Not exactly breaking news.

Michael Pointer

Tell it's the playoffs. Vogel usually pretty forthcoming with the media during regular season. Tonight in pre-game? Virtually nothing.

Scott Agness

The home white uniforms return tonight http://t.co/4OnF8nLKeA

Conrad Brunner

#Pacers will keep same starting five, rotations might change. Zone possible? Matchup changes? "We'll see," was Vogel's standard reply.

Mark Montieth

Pacers going with same starting lineup tonight, Vogel says. Defense will keep Hibbert close to the basket, whatever they do.

Michael Pointer

Vogel says starting lineup remains the same. Refused to disclose any possible rotation changes. #pacers

Scott Agness

No change to the @Pacers starting lineup, per Frank Vogel.

Scott Agness

VIDEO: @Rasual Butler on the court more than two hours before tip, as usual instagram.com/p/nGyxZ7F5UP/

Michael Pointer

We've all had bosses we didn't like. But in the end, you did your job because of your own self pride. No different here. #pacers

Michael Pointer

Not letting coaches off hook. I suggested benching Hibbert weeks ago. But the players have to show some self pride. Otherwise, forget it.

Michael Pointer

At some point, pride has to kick in for the #Pacers. You're being questioned nationally and called wussies and soft. If not tonight, when?

Michael Pointer

Back on #Pacers duty tonight. Tweeting with my colleagues during and hosting a post-game chat at indystar.com. Join us.

Scott Agness

Two days in summary: starts on defense & being in their gaps, be more physical, contain Teague, defend without fouling, not overthink on O.

Candace Buckner

Wussies no more? Lance on #Hawks Jeff Teague: "He’s a great player and he created his own shots, (but) we got something for that tonight."

Candace Buckner

#Pacers racked up 29 personal fouls and sent the #Hawks to the FT line 29 times in Game 1

Candace Buckner

In sum, Lance is saying that #Pacers need to start the game with a physical mindset; that way refs officiate the game differently

Candace Buckner

#Pacers G Lance Stephenson on #Hawks Game 1 win: "They threw the first punch, now we gotta punch more."

Scott Agness

Stephenson says “they have something” to keep Teague out of the lane and from creating shots. What do they got? “I can’t tell you.”

Scott Agness

Frank Vogel not tipping his hand. On whether there will be any lineup changes: “Maybe.”

Scott Agness

Paul George said he put up ~500 jumpers after yesterday’s practice. As for any lineup changes: “I don’t think so.”

Candace Buckner

I suspect the month of March cost #Pacers coach Frank Vogel even a single third-place vote in the COY ballot. Vogel not represented on list

Candace Buckner

#Spurs Gregg Popovich wins his second Coach of the Year award. Pretty amazing that it's been only twice.

Scott Agness

Interesting. Frank Vogel, whose team finished atop the East, didn’t receive any COY votes. Last year, he finished fifth.

Scott Agness

San Antonio’s Greg Popovich named Coach of the Year for the third time. PHX’s Jeff Hornacek second, CHI’s Tom Thibodeau third.

Scott Agness

Gold towels await fans tonight for Game 2 @TheFieldhouse http://t.co/alSzmmgfT8

Conrad Brunner

New Blog: Pacers must find themselves, or season will be lost bit.ly/1nlKlrU @Conrad Brunner

CJ Watson

Tony Allen is a pest one of the best to play d

CJ Watson

These western conference games I don't want t end they are that good

Mark Montieth

Wussies? Pacers ignore Barkley's analysis | Pacers Blogs blogs.pacers.com/2014/04/21/wus…

Lance Stephenson

Sending a BIG THX U 2 @raelynns 4 offering 2 the Ultimate Prom Experience again. Gratful u gave dresses 2 the winners & tuxs' 4 their dates!

Mark Montieth

Will the Pacers play zone defense? Something's bound to change. | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS nba.com/pacers/news/ch… via @Pacers

Candace Buckner

#Pacers Paul George received no first-place votes but 5 for second place and 15 for third place. He finished seventh in voting.

Candace Buckner

You can read how media members voted for Defensive Player of the Year here: nba.com/media/042114-2…

Candace Buckner

#Pacers C Roy Hibbert got 8 first-place votes for DPOY and finished second with 166 points. Joakim Noah landslide win with 555 points

Solomon Hill

Vote now for the Kia Community Assist Award, using the hashtag #KiaCommunityAssist & #GeorgeHill

Scott Agness

Roy Hibbert received eight first-place votes for DPOY, including one from @Brian Windhorst, @Chris Mannix, @jadande on.nba.com/PolSU4

Scott Agness

Pacers look to bounce back in Game 2. What they have in store: on.nba.com/Pol7ui

Scott Agness

Chicago’s Joakim Noah voted NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Roy Hibbert finished in a distant second, with 166 votes (to 555).

Conrad Brunner

Phil Costa retires, so #Colts' need for a starting center just got that much more urgent.

Scott Agness

Fans in attendance for Game 2 on Tuesday will receive a gold rally towel: http://t.co/dQdr9ZtHUo

Candace Buckner

Giving Argentinian teammate Scola a run for Who Can Have the Most Sons MT @ESefko: Ginobili witnesses birth of son bit.ly/1kTxqLz

Mark Montieth

I asked Vogel if zone defense was a possibility. He didn't say it wasn't, and said he wished he had used it during regular season.

Scott Agness

Vogel says there’s a hesitancy to make lineup changes because of the risk. “We all know the story of the Dallas Mavericks.”

Scott Agness

PG on Barkley’s take: “That’s Charles being Charles. I don’t take no offense to it. Chuck ain’t ever been behind this team from the get go.”

Scott Agness

Game 1 of Pacers-Hawks was the second-highest rated First Round NBA playoff game in Indy, garnering a 9.4 rating, per @KristenESPN.

Donald Sloan

#KOTD fresh out the back of the closet

Scott Agness

Bring your questions and join me for this week’s #PacersLiveChat at noon ET: on.nba.com/RFfPfU

David West

Durham mom starts Triangle-wide group for girls with autism thedurhamnews.com/2014/04/18/379…

Conrad Brunner

New Blog: Pacers know formula but must solve Hawks' variables bit.ly/1i2Ip4Q @Conrad Brunner

Candace Buckner

Fun, fun game. Only one weekend in and the drama hasn't disappointed. Gotta love this stuff

Candace Buckner

Okay. I know Dwight Howard had 27 & 15 and even hit some clutch FTs… but he's lost his last six playoff games. #obscurefact #justsayin

Candace Buckner

This has NOT been a good weekend for the home teams, would you agree, #Pacers fans?

Candace Buckner

I sincerly believe that Damian Lillard has the Bill Conti catalogue playing in his head.

Candace Buckner

Aldridge didn't even have to set that screen.

Candace Buckner

If Lopez is out, does that mean Meyers Leonard goes in? Would be a shame to muss that hair.