Smith scores 29 to lead Hawks past Pacers 102-91

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Atlanta Hawks center Johan Petro (10) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Philips Arena.

ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Smith scored 29 points as the Atlanta Hawks built a 17-point lead at halftime, then withstood an Indiana comeback over the final two quarters to even the series with a 102-91 victory in Game 4 on Monday night.

After struggling much of the second half, Smith made every big play down the stretch. He swished a rare 3-pointer, came up with an offensive rebound to set up a 3 by Kyle Korver, then finished off a fast break with a right-handed dunk.

Paul George scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half as the Pacers made a game of it but couldn't come back from a 57-40 deficit at the break.

Tied at two wins apiece, the series returns to Indianapolis for Game 5 on Wednesday night.

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