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Indiana Pacers: playoffs aren’t the same without last year’s beasts of the East

Over a year ago, on March 26, 2014, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat were matched up against one another in their second to last meeting of the NBA regular season. The game was nationally televised on ESPN and had been heavily promoted with the hashtag, #BeastsoftheEast as the top two teams in the Eastern Conference were challenging one another for the conference’s top seed....
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Indiana Pacers Select in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pacers will add next to Paul George, Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers coach Frank Vogel on Roy Hibbet: “There’s a possibility that his role will be diminished”

The Indiana Pacers are looking to make some changes this off-season to personnel and the way they play. During the exit interview with the media, head coach Frank Vogel said that he would like to play faster than they did this season.If the organization decides that is the route they are going to go, where does that leave center Roy Hibbert? Vogel was asked about how Hibbert will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Arron Afflalo end up with the Indiana Pacers?

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsArron Afflalo is currently gearing up for the NBA Playoffs with the Portland Trail Blazers, but may not re-sign with the team this offseason. If he does end up re-signing, he would be agreeing to a backup role behind Wesley Matthews which might not be something that he is willing to accept at this point in his career. Bleacher Report seems to think...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers want to re-sign power forward Luis Scola

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsLuis Scola came through with a very solid all-around season for the Indiana Pacers this past year, although it was a very disappointing end of the season. Indiana tried to overcome Paul George’s broken leg and plenty of other injury issues to make the playoffs, but lost in their final game of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies and were eliminated...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert's Days With the Indiana Pacers Numbered?

This season's Indiana Pacers were nothing like last season's Pacers with Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George out for most of the season with an injury. In a way you could say that it became Roy Hibbert's team, but with the Pacers sitting at home with the playoffs preparing to start it is safe to say that didn't go so well. So it comes as no surprise that the team is going to go...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't expect the Pacers to lose any sleep if Roy Hibbert opts out

The Pacers only narrowly missed out on the playoffs after losing Wednesday in their final regular-season game and despite Paul George missing all but six tilts while recovering from leg surgery. Nevertheless, team president Larry Bird, ever the competitor, and coach Frank Vogel won't rest on their laurels and seem determined to find other avenues toward improvement next season.In...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers looking to play smaller, faster next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird wants the Pacers to play more ''small ball'' next season. Two days after being eliminated from the playoff race, Indiana's president of basketball operations outlined a new vision for a team hoping to re-emerge as a title contender. The idea: Play faster, play smaller and score more points. Bird believes the Pacers now have enough players to stretch...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Play Smaller Next Season With Hibbert Having Diminished Role

The Indiana Pacers plan on playing faster on offense next season to contend with smaller and versatile lineups of opponents. Roy Hibbert is the player that will most likely be impacted by the change in scheme. "Possibly," said Vogel when asked if Hibbert will be benched. "Roy's role will be diminished." Hibbert can opt out to become a free agent. "Whatever he does, he does," said...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | gettyimages.com Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
Via Pacers Pulse
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Continue to Struggle Against Indiana: Five Takeaways

In a game that meant nothing in the standing for them, the Wizards held no punches against their nemesis the Indiana Pacers. Trying to play spoilers (and extract revenge) against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago, Washington core players treated the game as a playoff game. If not for nothing more than to prove they could get over the hurdle of beating a...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill Near Triple-Double In Pacers Win

Indiana Pacers guard George Hill had a huge night to keep the dream of playoffs alive in Indy. Missing a triple-double by 1 rebound with 24 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds to beat the Wizards in double OT. “Man,” Vogel said, “I couldn’t be more proud of our group, just all-out heart and determination and will and perseverance and not quitting. We got down so many times and...
Via Hooped Up
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers beat Wiz in double OT; I nearly die of heart attack

Not much to say. The Pacers looked crap all game but someone managed to squeeze out a 99-95 win against the Wizards in double OT. I nearly had to be hospitalized watching the game because it was so close and so frustrating and so euphoric. Every one of their core guys made big plays in this one. George Hill was one rebound away from a triple-double and hit the biggest shot of a the...
Via Pacers Pulse
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stayin' Alive: Pacers survive scare with double OT win over Wizards

INDIANAPOLIS -- C.J. Miles scored 25 points, George Hill added 24 and together they keyed a 7-2 spurt to open the second overtime Tuesday night as Indiana kept its playoff hopes alive with a 99-95 victory over Washington. The Pacers (38-43) have won six straight and will make a fifth straight playoff appearance if they win at Memphis -- or if Brooklyn loses to Orlando -- on the final...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Beware the Pacers. If they get in.

If the Indiana Pacers get into the playoffs, they’ll defeat the Atlanta Hawks. Book it, paste it, favorite it, or Instaface it. It’s going down. The kicker to that statement is the “if” portion, as wild a juxtaposition from one year to the next in the NBA as you’ll ever see. This time last season, the Pacers were scuffling around with the Eastern Conference’s best record...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Beware The Indiana Pacers If They Make The Playoffs

If the Indiana Pacers get into the playoffs, they’ll defeat the Atlanta Hawks. Book it, paste it, favorite it, or Instaface it. It’s going down. The kicker to that statement is the “if” portion, as wild a juxtaposition from one year to the next in the NBA as you’ll ever see. This time last season, the Pacers were scuffling around with the Eastern Conference’s best record...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers hang on to playoff hopes despite Westbrook’s 54

Let’s cut straight to the chase. The Indiana Pacers held off the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, 116-104 despite Russell Westbrook erupting for a career-high 54 points. CJ Miles led the Pacers with 30, George Hill played big with 19 and 7 on just 10 shots, Roy Hibbert won his matchup against Enes Kanter with 17 and 10 with 2 blocks, and Paul George scored 8 points including his...
Via Pacers Pulse
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Hill makes circus shot against Thunder

Despite not having Paul George for most of the regular season, the Indiana Pacers still have a chance to make it into the Eastern Conference playoffs. In the fourth quarter of the Thunder-Pacers game, Indiana point guard George Hill got past two Thunder defenders with a pretty spin move which lead to him making a tough circus shot: Clearly, George was King of the Hill on that...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha suffers broken leg during arrest

Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending injury the night he was arrested during an incident at a New York club that saw three people stabbed, including Pacers forward Chris Copeland. Sefolosha and Atlanta Hawks teammate Pero Antic were arrested for resisting arrest and making it difficult for officers to set up a crime scene after the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Copeland apologizes for being out late at time of stabbing

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland reportedly is in stable condition following surgery after sustaining stab wounds to his abdomen and left elbow stemming from an incident outside of New York nightclub 1 Oak early Wednesday morning. While Copeland is a victim in the incident, he nevertheless decided to issue a statement apologizing for putting himself...Read More The post Chris...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Copeland to remain in ICU for 2-3 days

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is recovering in a New York hospital’s intensive care unit after he was stabbed Wednesday morning. Copeland released a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alleged details of Chris Copeland's stabbing emerge

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland did nothing to antagonize his attacker or instigate a fight before he was stabbed outside a nightclub in New York City early Wednesday morning, at least according to one report. Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report has provided more of the alleged details from the incident that resulted in Copeland being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Chris Copeland stabbed at New York nightclub

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was reportedly stabbed in the midsection during an altercation at a nightclub in New York City early Wednesday morning. According to the NY Daily News, Copeland’s wife was slashed and another woman was also stabbed after the melee broke out. The argument allegedly occurred as Copeland was leaving 1 OAK...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George set to return to Pacers on Sunday

Currently 33-43 on the season and 1.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers are going to get a tremendous boost with the return of Paul George against the Miami Heat on Easter day. George suffered a gruesome leg injury as a member of Team USA last summer. Focusing on returning during the season, the All-Star has been putting himself through...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Pacers fans said - 4/1

If you want to find a dejected fan base, look no further than Indiana. Pacers fans didn't have many positive things to say about their team and they had pretty much resigned themselves to missing the playoffs if they lost this game, which they did 100-87.Top ThreeIf it weren't for that "Religious Freedom" law, the Pacers would be the biggest embarrassment to the state of Indiana...
Via Celtics Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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