Hawks fans came into Sunday expecting a herculean effort to beat the Pacers in Indiana. Struggling or not, the Pacers have won 34 games at home (most in the NBA). Besides, Atlanta had lost 21 out of its past 29 games.
It took three possessions in to see who was the better team. A hundred or so possessions later, the Hawks unleashed droppings all over Bankers Life Fieldhouse en route to a 107-88 victory.
But the Pacers didn’t go down without a fight. Early in the fourth quarter, Lance Stephenson decided to show Paul Millsap how much he could channel Liu Kang on a basketball court.
I’m not sure if Millsap enjoyed his martial artistry as much as I did: