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INDIANAPOLIS -- Atlantas Mike Scott hit Indiana with the first 3-point barrage Monday night. The Hawks defence staggered the Pacers with some late stops. Now Atlanta is heading home with a chance to deliver the knockout punch to the Eastern Conferences top seed. Scott scored all 17 of his points during the Hawks incredible second-quarter run, and the defence fended off the Pacers frantic fourth-quarter charge to hold on for a 107-97 victory and a stunning 3-2 lead in the first-round series. "We can play with this team," Scott said. "Theyre a great team, especially at home, great players, great coach, but we have a belief in ourselves as well." Why not? All the Hawks have to do is protect their home court and they will reach the second round for the first time since 2011, and throw the East into disarray after the talk all season was about an Indiana-Miami rematch in the conference finals. That looks like a long shot now. The Pacers havent won consecutive games with their regular starters in the lineup since mid-March and the leagues best regular-season home team (35-6) has inexplicably given away home court advantage to the Hawks -- twice. Theyre making it look easy, too. Atlanta shredded one of the leagues top defences during a remarkable second quarter, making 13 of 16 shots overall and 9 of 11 from beyond the arc. Scott made all five of his 3s during the decisive 30-6 run, which actually started with the final basket of the first quarter, to turn a 21-18 deficit into a 48-27 lead. Indiana never recovered. Atlanta outscored the Pacers 41-19 during that 12-minute stretch, matching the second-highest second-quarter scoring total in the franchises post-season history. The Hawks scored 41 against Detroit on March 17, 1986, and the St. Louis Hawks had 45 against Fort Wayne on March 14, 1957. Indiana, meanwhile, allowed a second-quarter franchise record, breaking the previous mark of 39 points set by Boston on April 23, 2005. The Hawks joined the 1970 Milwaukee Bucks as the only road teams in the shot-clock era to score at least 40 points in a quarter and give up fewer than 19. Not enough? Atlanta tied an NBA record with 9 3-pointers, most recently done in 2008, and also broke the franchise playoff record for 3s in a game with 15. The previous mark was 12. "I didnt even know," Kyle Korver said after making two 3s in the second quarter and another late in the game to keep the Hawks in control. "Mike got hot. I dont know how many 3s he hit in that quarter. Mike hadnt shot the ball as well as he did tonight, but he hasnt shot that well all series." Shelvin Mack led the Hawks with 20 points, while Paul Millsap had 18. The Pacers, meanwhile, endured yet another bleak chapter in a second-half collapse that could go down as the worst in NBA history -- if they lose either of the next two games. And it was downright dismal. Roy Hibbert finished without a point or a rebound for the first time in his playoff career. Indiana was outrebounded for the first time in the series and its rebuilt bench was outscored 45-23. Paul George led the Pacers with 26 points and 12 rebounds. George Hill, Lance Stephenson and David West all had 16 points, not quite enough to rally on a night they were again serenaded with boos in the first half. "It was frustrating because we didnt make a change," George said of the Pacers defence. "We let them run the same action, the same shot. We didnt do nothing. So that was frustrating." The game changed in a hurry. Atlanta opened the second quarter with a free throw from Mack to tie the score at 21. Scott then made four consecutive 3s to push the lead to 33-21. Mack followed that with a midrange jumper, Korver made a 3, Scott scored on a putback and Korver hit his second 3. Mack followed that with two free throws and Scott closed the run with his last 3 of the game to make it 48-27. The Pacers still trailed 61-40 at halftime and by as many as 30 points in the third quarter before the frantic comeback. Indiana cut the deficit to 85-67 late in the third and with the crowd urging them on, the Pacers made it 96-87 on C.J. Watsons layup with 4:04 to go. But Korver answered with a 3 and the Hawks closed it out at the free throw line. "We dont do much for moral victories, we just dropped the ball," West said. "Everybodys got to be ready to play and I didnt think we responded well enough." Notes: The Pacers had a moment of silence to honour former coach Jack Ramsay, who died Monday at age 89. Ramsay led the Pacers to the first NBA playoff win in franchise history. ... 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Alvin Kamara Womens Jersey . - Aroldis Chapman, with two black eyes, has returned to the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse four days after being hit in the face by a line drive. Marcus Williams Youth Jersey . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. GLASGOW -- Ryan Cochrane was supposed to have a down year. The decorated Canadian swimmer was focused on graduating from university before ramping things up again for next summers Pan American Games ahead of what will be his final Olympics in 2016. Instead, Cochrane is back where he always seems to be. The 25-year-old put in a dominating performance in the final of the mens 1,500-metre freestyle at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday for his second gold medal in Scotland. "Its funny how quickly you can get talked into things," said Cochrane, who also won the 400-metre freestyle on Thursday. "I said that school was my focus this year, but with that said I like the balance of being able to work at my academics as well as in the pool. "I think it put things really into perspective. I was able to enjoy both processes and not get overwhelmed." It was the competition that was overwhelmed on this night as the Victoria native raced to a time of 14 minutes 44.03 seconds on what was Canadas best day at the Games. With his legs and arms churning towards his countrys fourth gold medal in the pool, Cochrane ignored the fatigue and powered through with the knowledge it would be his final race on this stage. "When it started to get hard at about 1,200 metres I kept telling myself, This is one of your last chances to have a kick at this race," said Cochrane. "It can be really hard and it can be shocking when you can count down the races you have left, but with that being said I think I used it to my benefit." Cochranes performance repeated his double-gold performance from the Commonwealth Games four years ago in New Delhi, and was one of a number of impressive performances on Tuesday as Canada rose from sixth to third in the overall standings with 39 medals (16 gold, five silver and 18 bronze). The day started with a 1-2 finish in womens cross-country mountain biking. Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., led from the opening lap and didnt look back, finishing 70 seconds ahead of Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont. In womens wrestling, Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., won gold in the 75-kilogram division and Korey Jarvis of Elliot Lake, Ont., won gold in the mens wrestling 125-kilo division. Jasmine Mian of Barrie, Ont., added bronze in the 48-kilo category. At the track, Damian Warner of London, Ont., won gold in the decathlon, James Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., won gold in the hammer throw and Kate Van Buskirk of Brampton, Ont., took bronze in the womens 1,500 metres. Meanwhile, weightlifter Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau of Montreal won gold in the 75-kilo category and Jim Paton of White Rock, B.C., won silver in the fullbore individual shooting event. In mens artistic gymnastics, the team of Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, B.C., Calgarys Nathan Gafuik, Anderson Loran of Saskatoon, Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ont., and Scott Morgan of North Vancouver, B.C., took the bronzze.dddddddddddd. Apart from Cochranes success in the pool, the womens 4x100-metre medley relay team won a bronze, as did Calgarys Brooklyn Snodgrass in the womens 50-metre backstroke, and Montreals Aurelie Rivard in the womens para-sport 200-metre individual medley S10. Cochrane was never threatened in his final, finishing 4.73 seconds ahead of Australias Mack Horton and bettering Daniel Jervis of Wales by 11.30. He won both the 400- and 1,500-metre freestyle events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, but said before heading off to Glasgow that a repeat would be difficult at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. In the end, it wasnt. "The consistency is always wanting to be the best in the world," said Cochrane, who has won bronze and silver in the 1,500 at the Olympics. "Ive been chasing that dream for a lot of years and Ive been really proud of my results here to show that I can keep getting better even in my mid-20s." As Cochrane focused on his studies at the University of Victoria -- he graduated this spring with a degree in psychology -- he also decided to try new training techniques, including spending less time in the pool. The results in Glasgow speak for themselves. "We could have kept doing what weve done for the past six to eight years and it would have been good and we would have got the results we wanted, but maybe not quite the next step," said Cochrane. "My times are a little bit faster or similar to where Ive been, but it was such better racing. Im going to take that as a huge benefit going into the next two years." Snodgrass snatched the bronze in the womens 50-metre backstroke with a time of 27.97 second for her first Commonwealth Games medal. "It was really exciting. I felt really good in warmup so I knew I was going to have a good 50," said the 20-year-old Canadian. "I didnt know where that was going to place me, but Im more than happy with the result. "I just wanted to come here and swim fast for my country and I wanted to learn as much as possible." In the womens para-sport 200-metre individual medley S10, Rivard was third in 2:32.09. "I feel pretty great. That was my goal, to stand on the podium," said the 18-year-old, who has a disability in her left hand. "Im happy with my time and with my race. It gives me confidence for the future." Canada capped the final day of swimming at the Games nicely when Tera van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., Sinead Russell of Burlington, Ont., Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., and Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., finished third in the womens 4x100-metre relay in 4:03.57. Canada finished with 11 overall medals in the pool, including four gold, one silver and six bronze. "Our goal was to get a medal and we did that," said van Beilen. "It was just a great way to end off an amazing meet for Canada." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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