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Inside the box score: Pacers 104, Hawks 86


Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 104-86 loss to the Pacers Wednesday to end the regular season:

Key players

* Paul George had a game-high 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers.

* Ersan Ilyasova led the Hawks with a team-high 15 points.

* Ryan Kelly hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to get the Hawks within eight points.

Key stat

The Pacers ended the game on a 12-2 run. George scored eight straight points in the run before he exited with 1:37 remaining.

Noteworthy

* The Hawks played all 10 available players and everyone had at least two rebounds and all but one scored at least five points.

* DeAndre Bembry got his first career start, made his first career 3-pointer, had a career-high seven rebounds and scored seven points.

* Former Hawk Jeff Teague finished the season with a career-high 639 assists, the sixth-highest total in Pacers history.

* Teague also became the first Pacer to start all 82 regular-season games since current Hawk Mike Dunleavy Jr. in 2007-08.

* The Hawks committed 20 turnovers which led to 25 Pacers points. The Pacers committed just 10 turnovers that led to three Hawks points.

Quotable

“We played a really good game. Maybe we ran out of gas a little bit at the end.” – Jose Calderon

Next

The Hawks open their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at the Wizards this weekend.



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