The Atlanta Hawks lost in their retro jerseys to the Indiana Pacers 114-103 on the road at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This was the third of four meetings between these two teams this regular season. This was also the first game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. With the loss, the Hawks dropped to 26-21 on the season and 2-1 in the regular season series with the Pacers. The starters for the Hawks were Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward spots, and Al Horford at center. Zaza Pachulia (sore right Achilles) and Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) did not dress. Devin Harris (sore left foot) did not make the trip to Indiana. Anthony Morrow (sore lower back) did not play. The leading scorer for the Hawks was Jeff Teague, with 24 points. He also dished out eight assists. Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds. John Jenkins contributed 14 points off the bench. Kyle Korver and Johan Petro scored 10 points apiece (a season-high for Petro). Korver also grabbed eight boards. The leading scorer for the Pacers was Paul George, with a game-high 29 points. In the first quarter, the Hawks got out to a 7-3 lead early, but the Pacers came back with an 8-0 run and took a 21-18 lead at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, the Hawks took their biggest lead of the game, at 12, with 5:15 to go in the half. However, then the Pacers went on a 13-2 run and regained the lead, 50-49, at the break. In the third quarter, the Pacers went on a 15-6 run and extended their lead to 81-70 heading into the final frame. In the fourth quarter, the Hawks did score 33 points, but they also allowed 33 points, and they lost by 11. I think there were a couple of reasons the Hawks lost this one. First off, they didn't give 48 minutes of energy and intensity. Some nights it's the first half, and some nights it's the second half, and if the Hawks want to be competitive this year come playoff time, they're going to have to learn to play hard for all four quarters. Secondly, the Hawks allowed Indiana to get to the free-throw line 40 times. Aggressiveness is good, but they can't be letting teams get to the line that often. Tough loss for the Hawks, but they are back on the court soon to avenge this loss when they take on Memphis Wednesday night.