Pacers fight off elimination with Game 6 win
David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for the top-seeded Pacers with a 95-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-2 after losing at home for the second time in the best-of-seven series, Indiana was poised for an early summer when the Hawks pushed out to an 84-79 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining, cheered on by a raucous crowd.
But, for the fourth time in the series, the road team won.
West seemed to make every big play down the stretch, scoring four straight points and forcing a huge turnover to begin the turnaround. West hit two more baskets in the final minute to wrap things up, finishing with 24 points.
Pike High School grad Jeff Teague scored 29 points in the loss for Atlanta.
Game 7 is Saturday in at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Vogel doesn't expect suspensions
Indiana coach Frank Vogel says he doesn't expect any discipline from the NBA after a scuffle late in the first half that prompted Pacers star Paul George to step off the bench.
Atlanta's Mike Scott and Indiana guard George Hill got into it under the basket after a missed shot in Game 6 Thursday night, shoving each other in front of the Pacers bench. Replays showed George and a teammate taking a step onto the court, though they were quickly pushed back by the assistant coaches.
No punched were thrown. Scott and Hill were each assessed a technical foul.
After Indiana's 95-88 victory tied the series at three games apiece, Vogel said he's "not concerned about any suspensions until we hear something." He added, "I don't imagine there would be."
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