Hawks hold off Pacers to even series

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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - With Atlanta's Al Horford on the bench saddled with foul trouble in the third quarter, the Indiana Pacers charged back.

Once Horford returned, he and Josh Smith helped the Hawks stave them off.

Smith tallied 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Horford netted 18 points in the Hawks' 102-91 win over the Pacers in Game 4 of this Eastern Conference first- round series.

Atlanta led by 17 at the break, but Horford picked up two quick fouls in the beginning stages of the third quarter and exited with four personals. The Pacers relentlessly attacked the rim for the duration of the frame, outscoring Atlanta 18-4 in the paint for the period, to whittle the halftime deficit to seven entering the fourth.

But Horford returned to pour in 10 points during the final stanza, while Smith added seven to hand Indiana its 13th straight defeat at Philips Arena and knot the set at 2-2.

Kyle Korver nailed five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points off the bench in the triumph.

Paul George registered 21 points, 12 boards and four steals for Indiana, which will host Game 5 on Wednesday.

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