It’s something nobody thought would happen at any point of the season, especially in the playoffs.

Indiana Pacers power forward David West hasn’t had an impact in the series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Not West, the backbone of the Pacers.

Not West, the team’s most consistent player the past two seasons.

Not West, the veteran savvy player who has managed to overcome his shortcomings in speed and athleticism to often end up schooling players at his position.

Yes, that West.

West continued to be unnoticeable Monday when the Hawks evened the series with the Pacers via their 102-91 victory at Philips Arena.

The best-of-seven series is tied 2-all with Game 5 on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

“I have to figure out a way to be more effective in this series,” West said. “I feel like I have an advantage at times, but we have to be able to catch a good rhythm in these games.”

West is right: It’s time for him to get out of his funk. The Pacers need him. No offense to Paul George and the rest of the team, but they won’t win this series without West getting back to being the David West of the regular season.

West needs a stretch in which he runs off eight straight points and his teammates look for him every time down court, causing the Hawks to send double teams his way.

That hasn’t happened in this series.

West had 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds on Monday.

He’s 20-of-43 from the field in the series.

“He’s just a little out of rhythm. I don’t know if it’s necessarily anything that (Atlanta’s) doing,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “We have to get him free more so he doesn’t have to do it all by himself. He’s getting a lot of post -up situations where he’s one-on-one, and we have to get him the ball in better spots.”