Indiana finds right combination to put away Hawks 111-92
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Myles Turner added 20 in his first NBA start Thursday to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks 111-92.
The Pacers snapped a three-game losing streak by outscoring the Hawks 23-2 over the final 5 minutes, 34 seconds.
Atlanta was led by Indianapolis native Jeff Teague, who had 20 points, and Al Horford, who had 14. It was the Hawks' second loss in two nights.
After spending most of the final three quarters playing catch-up, the Hawks finally took a 90-88 lead when Horford made a nifty cut for a dunk with 5:55 left in the game.
But the Pacers retook the lead with a 12-0 run flurry and limited Atlanta to only one more basket.