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Sumner's 3 last-second free throws lift Pacers past Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) The Indiana Pacers' final playoff warmup generated a rare triple dose of good news - rest for the starters, valuable experience for the backups and a win for all.

Edmond Sumner sank three free throws with three-tenths of a second remaining, lifting the playoff-bound Pacers over the Atlanta Hawks 135-134 Wednesday night in the final regular season game for each team.

Indiana, which had lost two straight and five of seven, gained needed momentum for its first-round playoff series against Boston. The Pacers pulled out the win despite coach Nate McMillan's decision to rest his top five scorers.

''We wanted to get our guys what they needed,'' McMillan said, meaning rest for some and minutes for others.

Added McMillan: ''We wanted to play this game to win it.''

It wasn't easy.�

Taurean Prince's 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining gave Atlanta the lead, but DeAndre Bembry's foul on Sumner's last-second 3-point attempt changed the game.

TJ Leaf set career highs with 28 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.

With their fifth seed and matchup with fourth seed Boston already set in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Pacers were in full lookahead mode.

Darren Collison was the only regular starter in Indiana's lineup, and he didn't play in the second half.

McMillan said he wanted to give minutes to ''some guys who need to play'' while others with ''tweaks'' needed the rest.

Leaf said the Pacers were motivated to enter the playoffs ''with a little bit of momentum, go in with a little bit of confidence. But we know what we can do in this locker room, so we're excited to get to Boston and get this series going.''�

Tyreke Evans scored 27 points and Sumner had 22 for Indiana.

Prince and Trae Young each scored 23 points for Atlanta. John Collins scored 20 points and set a career high with 25 rebounds.

A floater by Young gave Atlanta a 129-128 lead. Following a timeout, Leaf and Atlanta's Alex Len traded jams, leaving the Hawks with a 131-130 lead. But Atlanta couldn't pull out the win, even after Prince's late 3-pointer.

''The lesson is we've got a lot of work to do,'' said Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce after completing his first season.

''We had a great first year in a lot of ways, but a long way to go,'' he added.

The Pacers completed their first season sweep of the Hawks since 2004-05.

TIP-INS

Pacers: McMillan said F Myles Turner (sore right ankle) ''should be ready'' for the playoffs. McMillan said G Wesley Matthews (sore right toe) would be questionable if the playoffs started Wednesday night. ... Leaf's previous high was 18 points against Minnesota on Feb. 28.

Hawks: Len had 20 points and 10 rebounds. ... Young had 11 assists and six turnovers while Atlanta's other rookie starter, Kevin Huerter, scored 17 points while making five 3-pointers.

ONE MORE YEAR

Fans chanted ''One more year!'' when Vince Carter stood at the free-throw line in the third quarter. It looks like they'll get their wish. Before completing his 21st season, Carter, 42, said he'd like to play another season. ''If they'll have me I'm all for it,'' Carter said before the game. Pierce said the decision belongs to Carter.

FLAGRANT FOUL

Pacers center Kyle O'Quinn was ejected with 5:39 remaining for his Flagrant 2 foul on Young. O'Quinn reached out and hit Young in the head, knocking the rookie to the floor, following a steal by Young. The blow did not appear to be intentional.

The hard foul seemed to motivate Young, who made both free throws before sinking an extra-long 3-pointer and then adding a three-point play, giving Atlanta a 59-58 lead. Indiana led 73-69 at halftime.

UP NEXT

Pacers: As Eastern Conference fifth seed, Indiana will play at fourth seed Boston for the first two games of the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Hawks: Atlanta's focus shifts to the NBA draft lottery on May 14. The Hawks hope to draw the No. 1 overall pick in the June 20 NBA draft.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:40 +2 Darren Collison made jump shot, assist by Kyle O'Quinn 2-0
11:29   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:25   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
11:13 +3 Tyreke Evans made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 5-0
11:00 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made driving layup, assist by Trae Young 5-2
10:42   Doug McDermott missed driving layup  
10:39   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
10:36   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:32   Defensive rebound by Tyreke Evans  
10:22   Kyle O'Quinn missed jump shot  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Kyle O'Quinn  
9:46   Personal foul on Darren Collison  
9:38 +2 Alex Len made dunk, assist by Trae Young 8-4
9:23   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
9:16   Taurean Waller-Prince missed jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by Kyle O'Quinn  
8:58 +2 Kyle O'Quinn made layup, assist by Darren Collison 10-4
8:45 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Taurean Waller-Prince 10-7
8:35   Shooting foul on Taurean Waller-Prince  
8:35 +1 Tyreke Evans made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-7
8:30   Personal foul on Tyreke Evans  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
7:54   Alex Len missed jump shot  
7:47 +2 Alex Len made dunk, assist by John Collins 12-12
7:28   Doug McDermott missed jump shot  
7:25   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
7:21   Bad pass turnover on Tyreke Evans, stolen by Kevin Huerter  
7:18   Out of bounds turnover on Kevin Huerter  
6:55   John Collins missed alley-oop shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Tyreke Evans  
6:50 +2 Tyreke Evans made layup 14-12
6:28 +3 Alex Len made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 14-15
6:10 +2 TJ Leaf made floating jump shot, assist by Tyreke Evans 16-15
6:01   Trae Young missed floating jump shot, blocked by TJ Leaf  
5:51   Alex Len missed layup  
5:47   Offensive rebound by Alex Len  
5:47   Alex Len missed dunk  
5:47   Offensive rebound by Alex Len  
5:47   Alex Len missed layup  
5:47 +1 Alex Len made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-17
5:36 +2 Kyle O'Quinn made jump shot, assist by Tyreke Evans 18-17
5:23   John Collins missed alley-oop shot  
5:20   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
5:05   Doug McDermott missed jump shot  
5:02   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
4:52   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:48   Defensive rebound by Darren Collison  
4:38 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 21-20
4:24   Shooting foul on Doug McDermott  
4:24 +1 Alex Len made 1st of 2 free throws 21-21
4:24   Alex Len missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
4:04   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
4:04 +1 Kyle O'Quinn made 1st of 2 free throws 22-21
3:51   Jaylen Adams missed driving layup, blocked by Kyle O'Quinn  
3:51   ATL team rebound  
3:45   Bad pass turnover on Kent Bazemore, stolen by Darren Collison  
3:42   Alize Johnson missed layup  
3:39 +2 Alize Johnson made layup 25-21
3:30   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:27   Offensive rebound by Deyonta Davis  
3:27   Shooting foul on Kyle O'Quinn  
3:27 +1 Deyonta Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 25-22
3:11 +2 TJ Leaf made floating jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 27-23
3:16   Personal foul on Jaylen Adams  
3:11 +2 TJ Leaf made floating jump shot, assist by Darren Collison 27-23
2:51   DeAndre' Bembry missed driving layup  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
2:29   Doug McDermott missed jump shot  
2:26   Offensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
2:26   Shooting foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
2:26 +1 Alize Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 28-23
2:26 +1 Alize Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-23
2:14   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
2:14 +1 Jaylen Adams made free throw 29-24
2:10   Kent Bazemore missed jump shot  
2:07   Defensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
1:52 +2 TJ Leaf made dunk 31-24
1:45   Personal foul on Vince Carter  
1:45   IND team rebound  
1:45 +1 Aaron Holiday made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-24
1:27 +2 DeAndre' Bembry made dunk, assist by Kent Bazemore 32-26
1:10 +2 TJ Leaf made jump shot 34-26
0:55   Shooting foul on Edmond Sumner  
0:55 +1 DeAndre' Bembry made 1st of 2 free throws 34-27
0:55 +1 DeAndre' Bembry made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-28
0:26   Defensive rebound by Justin Anderson  
0:03   Defensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
0:01   IND team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47   Bad pass turnover on Justin Anderson, stolen by TJ Leaf  
11:43 +2 TJ Leaf made layup, assist by Cory Joseph 37-28
11:30   Shooting foul on Aaron Holiday  
11:30 +1 Trae Young made 1st of 2 free throws 37-29
11:30 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-30
11:24   Personal foul on Justin Anderson  
11:17   Cory Joseph missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
11:06 +2 Trae Young made driving layup, assist by John Collins 37-32
10:52   Violation  
10:41   Cory Joseph missed jump shot  
10:36   Offensive rebound by Alize Johnson  
10:17 +3 Edmond Sumner made 3-pt. jump shot 42-34
9:57   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
9:55 +2 John Collins made dunk 42-36
9:47 +2 TJ Leaf made layup 44-36
9:34   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:27   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:23   Defensive rebound by Kent Bazemore  
9:21 +1 Justin Anderson made 1st of 2 free throws 44-37
9:21 +1 Justin Anderson made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-38
9:14   Shooting foul on John Collins  
9:14 +1 Edmond Sumner made 1st of 2 free throws 45-38
9:14 +1 Edmond Sumner made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-38
9:06   Personal foul on Aaron Holiday  
8:56   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:52   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
8:40 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cory Joseph 49-40
8:17 +2 John Collins made reverse layup, assist by Alex Len 49-42
8:06   Aaron Holiday missed floating jump shot  
8:02   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
8:00   Bad pass turnover on John Collins, stolen by Aaron Holiday  
7:54 +3 Edmond Sumner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by TJ Leaf 52-42
7:35   jump shot  
7:35   ATL team rebound  
7:28   Shooting foul on Doug McDermott  
7:28 +1 Taurean Waller-Prince made free throw 52-45
7:17   Personal foul on Taurean Waller-Prince  
7:07   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
6:59   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
6:50   John Collins missed dunk  
6:48   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
6:50   John Collins missed dunk, blocked by Kyle O'Quinn  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
6:45 +2 Aaron Holiday made layup 54-45
6:45   Shooting foul on Kevin Huerter  
6:45 +1 Aaron Holiday made free throw 55-45
6:35   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:35 +1 Taurean Waller-Prince made 2nd of 2 free throws 55-46
6:22   Kyle O'Quinn missed jump shot  
6:00 +2 Doug McDermott made hook shot, assist by Kyle O'Quinn 57-48
6:00   Shooting foul on John Collins  
6:00 +1 Doug McDermott made free throw 58-48
5:52 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex Len 58-51
5:39   Bad pass turnover on Kyle O'Quinn, stolen by Trae Young  
5:39   Flagrant foul on Kyle O'Quinn  
5:39 +1 Trae Young made 1st of 2 free throws 58-52
5:39 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-53
5:39 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-53
5:30   Taurean Waller-Prince missed layup  
5:25   Offensive rebound by Trae Young  
5:17 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot 58-56
4:56   Tyreke Evans missed layup, blocked by Taurean Waller-Prince  
4:50   TJ Leaf missed turnaround jump shot  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
4:38 +2 Trae Young made driving layup 58-58
4:38   Shooting foul on Darren Collison  
4:38 +1 Trae Young made free throw 58-59
4:21   Turnover on Darren Collison  
4:21   Offensive foul on Darren Collison  
4:06   Taurean Waller-Prince missed driving layup  
3:59 +2 Tyreke Evans made layup 60-59
3:38   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
3:38 +1 Edmond Sumner made 1st of 2 free throws 61-61
3:38 +1 Edmond Sumner made 1st of 2 free throws 61-61
3:23   IND team rebound  
3:03   Traveling violation turnover on Tyreke Evans  
3:03   Traveling violation turnover on Tyreke Evans  
2:31 +3 Tyreke Evans made 3-pt. jump shot 65-63
2:31 +3 Tyreke Evans made 3-pt. jump shot 65-63
2:09   Defensive rebound by Edmond Sumner  
2:09   Defensive rebound by Edmond Sumner  
1:56   Edmond Sumner missed driving layup  
1:45   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:39   Offensive rebound by Justin Anderson  
1:37   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:37   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:26   Bad pass turnover on Tyreke Evans, stolen by DeAndre' Bembry  
1:21   Traveling violation turnover on Justin Anderson  
1:07   Darren Collison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:05   Personal foul on Isaac Humphries  
1:05 +1 TJ Leaf made 1st of 2 free throws 66-63
1:05 +1 TJ Leaf made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-63
0:51   Kent Bazemore missed driving layup  
0:49 +2 Isaac Humphries made jump shot 67-65
0:27   Personal foul on Justin Anderson  
0:27 +1 Darren Collison made 1st of 2 free throws 70-68
0:11   Kent Bazemore missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:11   Kent Bazemore missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:11   ATL team rebound  
0:11 +1 Kent Bazemore made 2nd of 2 free throws 71-69
0:03   Personal foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
0:03 +1 Darren Collison made 2nd of 2 free throws 73-69
0:03 +1 Darren Collison made 2nd of 2 free throws 73-69
0:00   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   ATL team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot 73-72
11:32   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
11:22   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
11:13   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
11:10   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:49   Tyreke Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:46   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
10:33   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
10:33   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
10:33   Shooting foul on Kevin Huerter  
10:33   TJ Leaf missed free throw  
10:08   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Doug McDermott  
10:07 +2 Davon Reed made layup, assist by Tyreke Evans 77-72
9:52   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Edmond Sumner  
9:50   Shooting foul on Kevin Huerter  
9:50 +1 Edmond Sumner made 1st of 2 free throws 78-72
9:50   Edmond Sumner missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:48   Offensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
9:48   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
9:48 +1 TJ Leaf made 1st of 2 free throws 79-72
9:48 +1 TJ Leaf made 2nd of 2 free throws 80-72
9:37   Shooting foul on TJ Leaf  
9:37 +1 Trae Young made 1st of 2 free throws 80-73
9:37   Trae Young missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:34   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
9:20 +2 TJ Leaf made dunk 82-73
9:20 +2 TJ Leaf made dunk 82-73
9:08   Shooting foul on TJ Leaf  
9:08 +1 John Collins made 1st of 2 free throws 82-74
9:08 +1 John Collins made 1st of 2 free throws 82-74
8:53 +2 TJ Leaf made driving layup, assist by Tyreke Evans 84-75
8:53 +2 TJ Leaf made driving layup, assist by Tyreke Evans 84-75
8:37 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 84-78
8:19   Edmond Sumner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
8:08   TJ Leaf missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:08   TJ Leaf missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
8:01   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:49   Doug McDermott missed driving layup, blocked by Alex Len  
7:40   Bad pass turnover on Edmond Sumner, stolen by Trae Young  
7:40   Bad pass turnover on Edmond Sumner, stolen by Trae Young  
7:22 +2 Tyreke Evans made driving layup 86-81
7:34 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 84-81
7:22 +2 Tyreke Evans made driving layup 86-81
7:06 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made driving layup 86-83
6:41 +3 Tyreke Evans made 3-pt. jump shot 89-83
6:26   Traveling violation turnover on John Collins  
6:18