By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Atlanta Hawks currently have a 2-1 lead over the Indiana Pacers, which is probably the most surprising result of the playoffs thus far. Yes, the Pacers have struggled recently, but the Hawks are still the 8 seed and are playing without their All-Star center, Al Horford, who is out injured.
On Saturday afternoon, the Hawks will host the Pacers for Game 4 of the series, when they try to take a 3-1 lead. And before the game, the Hawks are going to let their fans pound a Pacer, literally, all for a good cause.
This Pacer is a 1976 Pacer — no, not a member of the ’76 Pacers, but an AMC Pacer car.
According to the Hawks…
For a donation of $5, you can take a swing at the car pictured above (horrible Pacers colors by the way), and your donation will go to the Atlanta Hawks Foundation.
The car will be set up outside of the Philips Arena box office prior to the Hawks’ 2 p.m. tip off against the Pacers in Game 4 Saturday. Join your fellow Hawks fans in pounding the Pacer before Atlanta aims to take a 3-1 series lead on the “other” Pacers.
The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, by the way, is pretty amazing. It aims to improve quality of life of Georgia youth by inspiring them to develop a passion for learning and a commitment to physical fitness and recreation, so your money is going to help Atlanta-area children.