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Hawks Star Sure Seems To Want Credit For All Playoff Wins Over The Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 05:  David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers reacts after a turnover in the 102-96 loss to the Washington
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 05: David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers reacts after a turnover in the 102-96 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks didn't defeat the Indiana Pacers in their first-round playoff series, but they might want credit if anyone does knock off the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

As the Washington Wizards finished off a win over the Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday night, Atlanta's Jeff Teague implied on Twitter his team helped make it possible.

Like the Wizards, the eight-seeded Hawks defeated the Pacers in Game 1 of their series. The Hawks would go on to take a 3-2 series lead but were unable to close out the Pacers. Indiana avoided becoming the sixth No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 8 seed by winning Game 6 and 7 to advance.With the Pacers ultimately prevailing in the series, Charles Barkley didn't sound convinced by Teague's blueprint claim.

"They lost," Barkley said on TNT. "The blueprint is supposed to work."

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