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Pacers get physical, rebound with 106-83 rout over Atlanta to take 3-2 series lead

  • Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford (15) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford (15) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) shoots over Atlanta Hawks' Ivan Johnson during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) shoots over Atlanta Hawks' Ivan Johnson during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers' David West (21) is defended by Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, left, and Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' David West (21) is defended by Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith, left, and Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

David West scored 24 points and Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana past Atlanta 106-83 on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 playoff series lead.

The Pacers have all won three home games in the best-of-seven series and are 5-0 at home this season against the Hawks. They'll go to Atlanta on Friday with a chance to clinch the best-of-seven series. But the Hawks have won 13 straight at home against the Pacers, including both games in this series.

Atlanta was led by Josh Smith and Al Horford, who each had 14 points. And it was every bit as ugly as the Hawks' first two double-digit losses in Indy.

Indiana took the lead for good midway through the second quarter and opened the third period on a 12-3 run to make it 62-46. The Pacers put it away when the Hawks lost their composure.