The Pacers will open the NBA playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The game will be nationally televised on TNT. Here is the complete first round playoff schedule for the Pacers.
Game 1 HOME – Pacers vs Hawks - Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 PM (TNT) | Tickets
Game 2 HOME – Pacers vs Hawks - Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 PM (NBA TV) | Tickets
Game 3 Away – Pacers at Hawks - Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 PM (ESPN)
Game 4 Away – Pacers at Hawks - Monday, April 29 at TBD (TBD)
Game 5 HOME – Pacers vs Hawks* - Wednesday, May 1 at TBD (TBD) | Tickets
Game 6 Away – Pacers at Hawks* - Friday, May 3 at TBD (TBD)
Game 7 HOME – Pacers vs Hawks* - Sunday, May 5 at TBD (TBD) | Tickets
The Pacers (49-32), champions of the Central Division, claimed the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Hawks (44-38) are the 6th seed.
The Pacers and Hawks split the season series 2-2, with the Hawks winning the first two games and the Pacers winning the second two. The Pacers have lost 11 straight games at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The Pacers and the Hawks have met four times in the playoffs, including three straight seasons from 1994-96. The Hawks eliminated the Pacers 3-2 in a first round series in '96, the last time the teams faced off in the playoffs. The Pacers won the series in '94 and '95 and both times went on to the Eastern Conference Finals. See Photos from the 1994 series »
Neither team carries momentum into the playoffs. The Pacers lost five of their last six regular season games. The Hawks lost five of their final seven games.