In a stretch of streaks, the Indiana Pacers now have one on the Atlanta Hawks.
One game in a row.
Of all the NBA teams, Georgia’s franchise has had the tightest recent grasp on the Pacers, winning 13 of the past 15 meetings, including both earlier this season in Atlanta. But that changed Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to win at home for the 15th consecutive time, the longest string of victories since the 1999-2000 season when 25 in a row piled up. That team went to the NBA Finals.
This 114-103 victory came without injured forward Danny Granger, but his return to the lineup later this month only figures to accentuate the togetherness the Pacers are playing.
Coach Frank Vogel’s team had assists on 28 of its 36 field goals, moving the scrambling Hawks from side to side with relative ease. It has been the norm of late. Indiana has scored at least 100 points in five of its past six games.
“The offense is really starting to come,” Vogel said. “That’s what’s exciting.”
The wins are accumulating on multiple fronts. This was Indiana’s fourth in a row overall and the second as many nights after beating Chicago here Monday night.
Now the question is stamina. The Pacers will play for a third consecutive night when they meet the Sixers in Philadelphia.
Pacers get rare win against Atlanta, run home win streak to 15
Indianapolis Star | Feb 6