Conrad Brunner

Copeland would average 25 playing in Atlanta's offense.

Candace Buckner

In this must-win, seen very little adjustments from #Pacers. Would make sense to at least try the Scola-West front court. D already jacked

Candace Buckner

Hibbert and Hill a combined 1 for 8. #Pacers allowing #Hawks to make 50 percent of shots. Millsap and Teague already with 15 and 12.

Conrad Brunner

Need to see more: Watson, Scola, Hill at 2guard in 2nd half. Need to see less: Hibbert, Stephenson, Hill at PG. #pacers #hawks

Michael Pointer

Vogel did change up the rotation: Watson, Scola took advantage. Mahinmi, not so much. #Pacers

Michael Pointer

Halftime: Hawks 52, #Pacers 48. Key stat: Atlanta is 8-for-16 from 3-point range.

Candace Buckner

Hill does not try to score. Hibbert can not score. #Pacers down 52-48 at the half

Candace Buckner

G. Hill penetrates and dumps it off for Roy Hibbert - quite possibly the last two #Pacers u wanted involved on last possession.

Scott Agness

Pacers trail the Hawks 52-48 at the break. Scola leads Indiana with 13 points, 12 for PG. Hawks are 8-of-16 from deep.

Michael Pointer

For all the bashing on Hibbert -- some of it deserved -- he is plus-4 tonight. Only #Pacers player with a plus.

Candace Buckner

Hibbert's elbow got up to Antic's neck. He got away with that one

Scott Agness

Paul George and Jeff Teague jawing at one another as the two exchange baskets.

Michael Pointer

Watson getting major minutes. Stays on the floor even as Hill re-enters. #Pacers trail 47-43 with 1:42 left in half.

Candace Buckner

Little feistiness. Teague did PG on one end, then yelled at him. PG gets the open 3 and makes sure to find Teague to yell back

Conrad Brunner

Hill checks in at 2-guard for Stephenson in small backcourt.

Conrad Brunner

Stat-hunting Stephenson knocks West out of bounds trying to steal rebound.

Candace Buckner

Hibbert not only didn't set a screen for PG, but didn't come to the ball after his man trapped his teammate in the corner. Turnover

Candace Buckner

This entire run has been brought to you by C.J. Watson and Luis Scola (11 points in the 2nd Q)

Conrad Brunner

Vogel leaves Watson in with other four starters. Might've considered leaving Scola in, too, bringing in West for Hibbert.

Candace Buckner

Even Quiet Storm (C.J. Watson) out here showing emotion. After that triple, he gets fired up. #Pacers down 40-37 with 4:43 remaining

Candace Buckner

Scola The Resurrector. He plays 9 mins and scores 13 points, then walks off the floor pumping up the crowd. It's the loudest it's been

Michael Pointer

C.J. Watson getting some serious run on the point. Hits a 3-pointer to cut Atlanta lead to 40-37 with 4:43 left in first half. #Pacers

Conrad Brunner

Scola and Watson with all #Pacers points in 2Q, and CJ's 3 cuts it to 40-37 at 4:43. Arena coming to life.

Scott Agness

Once down 11, Pacers have used a 10-2 spurt to draw within three, 40-37.

Conrad Brunner

Scola waves arms to pump up crowd on way out of game. Has 13 points in 9 minutes to keep #Pacers alive.

Michael Pointer

Luis Scola: Saving the #Pacers season??

Scott Agness

Luis Scola with 13 points, including 11 of Indiana’s 13 in the second. Hawks 40-34.

Candace Buckner

Looks like D West will check in after these free throws. But with Scola so hot, I wouldn't take him out. Play both D West and Scola

Michael Pointer

Hawks 40, #Pacers 31, 5:51 left in half.

Candace Buckner

Scola's trying. Goes to rim, gets offensive board around three blue jerseys and scores again. Good leadership by the vet

Candace Buckner

Hibbert gets a stop on 1-on-1 defense.

Michael Pointer

Teague was on the bench for more than seven minutes and Atlanta built on its lead. Not a good sign. #Pacers

Candace Buckner

Can't remember the #Pacers bigs getting trapped out on the perimeter after bad switches this many times in a half

Scott Agness

Hawks 6-for-11 from 3-point land. They’ve won nine consecutive games in which they’ve hit double-digit triples.

Scott Agness

Hawks 6-for-11 from 3-point land. They’ve won nine consecutive games in which they’e hit double-digit triples.

Candace Buckner

It's only the 8:01 mark and Vogel's going back to Hibbert and Paul George

Conrad Brunner

Budenholzer's chief flaw as an NBA head coach: a scratchy voice his players can't hear in loud arenas. Which isn't a big problem in Atlanta.

Candace Buckner

Timeout after a #Pacers foul. Indy's down 33-27 with 8:48 remaining. Scola's making shots but ATL has a unit of shotmakers on the floor

Michael Pointer

Atlanta 33, Indiana 27, 8:48 left in first half. #Pacers

Scott Agness

Scola’s on fireeeee. 4-for-4, with a team-high eight points. Hawks 33-27.

Michael Pointer

Good news for #Pacers: Scola is nailing the mid-range jumper. Bad news: Even Atlanta's reserves carving them up defensively.

Candace Buckner

Scola's hitting so far. 2/2 and #Pacers trail 28-23

Conrad Brunner

#Hawks have won last 9 games with 10+ 3FGM. Already 4 vs. #Pacers.

Candace Buckner

#Pacers down 26-21 after the 1st. #Hawks have now won three of the five quarters in this series

Scott Agness

Hawks shot 53% in the first and have a 26-21 lead. PG has 7/3/3; Teague with 7/5/3.

Candace Buckner

Loose balls. Advantage, ATL. Again.

Candace Buckner

Too early to feel this tense, but that's exactly what it looks like the #Pacers are… in the first quarter

Candace Buckner

Evan Turner looking like a corner 3 shot maker over here. Confident after the pass from PG and knocks it down. #Hawks 21-20 with 1:01 left

Scott Agness

Pacers fans with a sarcastic cheer for the Hawks’ first foul of the game, 2:06 mark in the 1Q. Pacers have five.

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.