The Pacers, who led 32-25 to end the first quarter, opened a 61-46 advantage on Nesterovic’s three-point play with 51 seconds left in the half. Indiana shot 58 percent from the field and was led by Granger’s 17 points.
Atlanta got within nine points in the third quarter, but Jarrett Jack ended the period with a layup to push the lead back to 88-73. Brandon Rush gave the Pacers their biggest lead, 90-73, early in the fourth quarter.
Hawks C Al Horford left the game with 5:21 left in the first quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return. X-rays were negative. … Pacers G Mike Dunleavy (right knee) missed the game and has yet to play this season. … Hawks F Josh Smith (left ankle) and G Speedy Claxton (left knee) did not play. … Foster hit a rare 3-pointer to end the first quarter. He was 0-for-1 from beyond the arc this season.