Playing with much more urgency than they did in two double-digit losses in Indianapolis, the Hawks raced to a 54-30 halftime lead and narrowed the best-of-seven series to 2-1.
Game 4 is today in Atlanta, where the Hawks have won 12 straight over the Pacers dating back to 2006.
The Hawks changed up their lineup — inserting Johan Petro at center and bringing three-point specialist Kyle Korver off the bench — after getting manhandled on the road. With more favorable matchups and a lot more energy, Atlanta suddenly made a series of it.
Indiana, who looked so dominant at home, were a totally different team after heading south.
David West led the Pacers with 18 points, while Paul George, who averaged 25 points in the first two games, was held to 16 on four-of-11 shooting. The Pacers connected on a dismal 27 percent (22 of 81) from the field.