Pacers hold off fourth-quarter run to end losing streak in Atlanta
FEB 04, 2014 10:10p ET
The Pacers snapped a 12-game regular-season losing streak in Atlanta while improving the league's best record to 38-10.
Atlanta failed to place a starter in double figures. It had won two straight and five of seven.
Teague made a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 41-35 lead with 1:06 left in the second quarter, but the Hawks were outscored 38-16 over the next 17 minutes.
Elton Brand, a 14-year veteran, had 12 points and was the only Hawk to score in double figures before Mike Scott scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.
The Pacers' most recent win in Atlanta came last May in the clinching Game 6 of their first-round playoff series. But they had not won in the regular season at Philips Arena since Dec. 22, 2006.
Ian Mahinmi gave Indiana its biggest lead of the game with a tip-in that made it 73-57 with 8:10 left to go.
Pacers guard Lance Stephenson hit the floor hard on a layup at the 7:56 mark of the third, falling over Millsap in the lane and landing on his left shoulder and hip. Stephenson then converted the three-point play to make it 55-47, but he sat out the entire fourth quarter.
George stole the ball from rookie point guard Dennis Schroder late in the fourth and scored a fast-break layup to make it 82-74.
NOTES: Indiana, the NBA's best defensive team, improved to 23-0 when holding opponents under 90 points. ... The Pacers are 10-3 since losing 97-87 in Atlanta on Jan. 8. ... Korver extended his NBA record to 116 consecutive games with a 3-pointer. Korver began his streak last season in Atlanta's second game - a win at Oklahoma City.