Pacers send Hawks home with 92-80 win

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The Pacers, who spent all season chasing the Eastern Conference's top seed, beat the Hawks in a 92-80 victory at home.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, front, and center Roy Hibbert react to a basket in the second half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Pacers won 92-80. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, front, and center Roy Hibbert react to a basket in the second half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Pacers won 92-80
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, front, and center Roy Hibbert react to a basket in the second half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Pacers won 92-80. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers rebounds the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers rebounds the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers rebounds the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts after making a basket early in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts after making a basket early in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts after making a basket early in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, front left, tries to block the shot of Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, front left, tries to block the shot of Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, front left, tries to block the shot of Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Indiana Pacers cheerleaders perform during a timeout against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Indiana Pacers cheerleaders perform during a timeout against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams, right, shoots around the defense of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams, right, shoots around the defense of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014
Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams, right, shoots around the defense of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer talks with Kyle Korver #26 during a timeout against the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer talks with Kyle Korver #26 during a timeout against the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, front left, fights for control of a rebound with Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, front left, fights for control of a rebound with Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014
Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, front left, fights for control of a rebound with Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand in the first half during Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 3, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer shouts instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer shouts instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: George Hill #3 and Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers react against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: George Hill #3 and Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers react against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks and Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers on the court during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks and Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers on the court during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks and Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers on the court during game Seven of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
C.J. Watson #32 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
C.J. Watson #32 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
C.J. Watson #32 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 3, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: C.J. Watson #32 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: C.J. Watson #32 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Seven
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 3: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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