Pacers can't win unless Hibbert rediscovers game

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Indiana's woes continued Thursday, losing Game 3 to eighth-seeded Atlanta and falling into a 2-1 hole.

Indiana's woes continued Thursday, losing Game 3 to eighth-seeded Atlanta and falling into a 2-1 hole.

Vogel said Hibbert would "probably" start Game 4 on Saturday, though if he does he will undoubtedly be on a short leash. One by one the Pacers offered up the right sentiments on Thursday -- "It's still a long series," said George; "We just have to split down here," added Hill -- but ashen faces gave them away. A team that began the season with such resolve is facing a crisis of confidence. A season with such promise is quickly slipping away.