Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack Catch Fire in the Second Quarter
After trailing 21-20 after the first quarter — with six turnovers — the Hawks exploded in the second quarter, out-scoring the Pacers 41-19 behind 30 combined points from Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack off the bench.
Mack tied the game at 21 after splitting a pair of free throws on the first possession for the Hawks, and then Scott went to work on the perimeter. Scott made four consecutive three-pointers on four straight possessions as the Hawks jumped out to a 33-21 lead before the Pacers scored their first basket of the second quarter. The onslaught continued from there, as the Hawks started the quarter on a 28-6 run, capped off by Scott’s fifth three-pointer of the quarter — his 17th point of the quarter.
It was amazing. Seriously, watch this:
The Hawks stayed on the gas for the rest of the quarter, as Mack took over for Scott with eight points in the final four minutes of the half. In all, Atlanta shot 81.3% (13-of-16) from the field and 81.8% (9-of-11) from three-point range. Scott was a perfect 6-for-6 (5-for-5 from three), Mack was 4-for-6 (1-for-2 from three), and Kyle Korver was 2-for-2 (both from three) in the second quarter.
The Pacers made a strong comeback effort in the second half, but because of the Hawks great second quarter, led by Scott and Mack, the Hawks were able to hang on for a 107-97 victory.