Pacers survive but flaws remain

Updated: May 4, 2014, 3:06 AM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers formed their customary circle outside the locker room, just off the tunnel they would run through to play a game that would dictate their immediate future. As they stood, arms on each other's shoulders, two voices rose above the others.

David West and Rasual Butler, or the Old Dawgs as George Hill refers to them, had something to say.

"They were like, 'Fight and give everything you have,'" Hill said. "'Put your backs to the wall, throw punches. ...

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