Hawks-Pacers TV schedule released

R Brent Smith

No. 8 Atlanta and No. 1 Indiana will tip off Game 1 of their playoff series on ESPN this Saturday, April 19. The teams split the regular season series 2-2. Atlanta took the first game at home 97-87 on Jan. 8 before losing the next two 89-85 and 108-98 in February. The team’s final meeting on April 6 resulted in a lopsided 107-88 Hawks victory in Indiana.

Indiana is second in the NBA in defense with 92.3 points per game. The Hawks sit at 15th in the league in both offense (101 points per game) and defense (101.5 points per game). Atlanta is averaging 96.75 points per game against the Pacers this season and Indiana is netting 93 points per game against the Atlanta defense. Indiana is one of the top rebounding teams in the league at 44.7 per game, while Atlanta sits 28th out of 32 teams in that category. The Hawks ability to move the ball has proven affective against the Pacers and they sit at No. 2 in the NBA in assists at 24.9 points per game.

Hawks vs. Pacers TV Schedule

4/19 Hawks at Pacers 7 pm (ESPN) GAME 1

4/22 Hawks at Pacers 7 pm (TNT) GAME 2

4/24 Pacers at Hawks 7 pm (NBATV) GAME 3

4/26 Pacers at Hawks 2 pm (TNT) GAME 4

4/28 Hawks at Pacers 8 pm (NBATV) GAME 5 (*If necessary)

5/1 Pacers at Hawks (TBD) GAME 6 (*If necessary)

5/3 Hawks at Pacers (TBD) GAME 7 (*If necessary)


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