The Hawks closed in on a playoff berth with one of their most impressive performances of the season.

The Hawks blew out the Pacers 107-88, leading by as many as 35 points in the first half, Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The victory, coupled with a Knicks loss earlier in the day, reduced the Hawks magic number to three.

The Hawks (34-42) have won two straight and three of the past four games. They are now two games ahead of the Knicks for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Knicks (33-45) lost to the Heat, 102-91, Sunday afternoon to fall three games behind the Hawks in the loss column. The Hawks have six games remaining while the Knicks have just four games left, all against teams that have secured playoff in the East.

The Hawks snapped a two-game losing streak to the reeling Pacers and tied the season series, 2-2.

Jeff Teague led the Hawks with a game-high 25 points. Pero Antic had a career-high 18 points and Paul Millsap (17), Shelvin Mack (13) and Kyle Korver (11) all finished in double figures. Millsap had a double-double with 11 rebounds.

The Pacers (53-25) have lost two straight and five of their past six. They now trail the Heat by a game for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.