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Elias Sports Bureau: Hawks Beat Pacers With Special Kind Of Comeback

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Our Atlanta Hawks pulled off the best comeback win of the season last night! The Elias Sports Bureau points out just how special the win is.

From Elias:

The Hawks defeated the Pacers for the 10th straight time at Phillips Arena on Wednesday night, the longest home winning streak that the Hawks have had against any opponent since they won 14 home games in a row against the Nuggets from 1990 to 2003. But it was how they did it that was so noteworthy. Indiana held a 14-point lead, 83-69, with six and one half minutes remaining but Kyle Korver scored eight points as Atlanta out-scored Indiana, 20-3, the rest of the way.

How often do you see an NBA team win a game in which it’s at least 14 points down with six and one-half minutes to play? You’re in the right place to get those answers: it happens roughly once in each NBA season; in fact, Wednesday’s game marked the seventh time it has been done in the NBA over the last seven seasons.

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