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Teague stars as Hawks down top seeds

AFP, ATLANTA, Georgia

Jeff Teague tallied 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat top seeds the Indiana Pacers 98-85 on Thursday to grab a 2-1 lead in their opening-round playoff series.

Kyle Korver finished with 20 points, DeMarre Carroll netted 18 and Paul Millsap recorded a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double in the victory. Korver shot four of seven from three-point range.

Teague, who also torched the Pacers for 28 points in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series, had a playoff career high 10 assists.

Game 4 is scheduled for today in Atlanta.

Atlanta now own a 14-2 home record against the Pacers since the start of the 2007-2008 season.

Lance Stephenson paced Indiana with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Paul George added 12 points with 14 rebounds in the loss in front of a crowd of 18,124 at Philips Arena.

Luis Scola finished with 17 points off the bench and David West tallied 16 points, with seven rebounds and five assists for Indiana.

Indiana beat the Hawks in six games in the first round of the playoffs last season, but they have not got off to a good start in this post-season.

According to Yahoo Sports, Indiana’s Evan Turner and Stephenson had a fist fight at practice on Friday last week prior to Game 1 of the series.

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