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Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant announced on Sunday that the 2015-16 NBA season will be his final year, meaning the inspiration of a generation is retiring from the game. According to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star, Kobe was that player to Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George like Michael Jordan was to Kobe’s era. George said: “Kobe was my Jordan. Watching...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers get revenge, spank Bulls 104-92

The Indiana Pacers had won 6 of 7 games entering tonight’s game against the Bulls at home, the team that handed them their only L during that stretch. For those who don’t remember, it was a one-point loss that came when Jimmy Butler blocked Paul George’s jumper just before the buzzer. And so this rematch was a litmus test for this new team after a surprisingly strong start...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

PG, Pacers continue hot streak with historic win over Wiz

It’s still early, so I don’t want to get carried away, but seriously, this Pacers team is looking mighty fine. After crushing the Bucks 123-86, the Pacers delivered a jaw-dropping performance against conference rivals the Washington Wizards, shooting them out of the gym en route to a 123-106 victory. Paul George dropped a season-high 40, and CJ Miles finished with 32. But it...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers G Hill expected to return Tuesday against Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) Pacers guard George Hill is expected to return Tuesday night against Washington after missing three games with an upper respiratory infection. Hill is averaging 14 points and just under 37 minutes in 10 games this season. He was on the bench in case of emergency in Saturday's victory over Milwaukee. Coach Frank Vogel said Tuesday Hill's infection had improved...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Shout, Indiana Pacers, For Taking Care Of Business

Indiana opened the season dragging on the floor, averaging 92.7 points per game in three losses to Toronto, Memphis and Utah. The team-wide small ball movement, mandated by team president Larry Bird, failed in a multitude of ways. The Raptors (41-32) and Jazz (47-34) crushed the Pacers on the glass, and Indiana surrendered 39 fourth quarter points to Memphis. Paul George’s play...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' George Hill, C.J. Miles are probable for Wizards game

Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Miles, right, is congratulated by teammate George Hill after being fouled late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Pacers won 116-104. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) AJ MAST AP Photo/AJ MastIndiana Pacers guard George Hill (upper respiratory infection) and guard/forward C.J. Miles...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miles' season-high 21 points lift Pacers over Bucks 123-86

C.J. Miles led the Pacers to their fifth win in their last six games. Doug McSchooler APINDIANAPOLIS -- C.J. Miles scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 123-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Paul George had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Jordan Hill added a season-high 20 points off the bench for the Pacers (8-5), who have won five...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George: I'm not a believer in analytics

The analytics movement has completely swept the National Basketball Association over the last few seasons, and Pacers forward Paul George is going into the future kicking and screaming. “I’m not a fan of analytics,” the two-time All-Star told Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star in an interview over the weekend. “The greatest player to ever...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Rookie Myles Turner Out 4+ Weeks After Left Thumb Fracture

Indiana Pacers rookie center Myles Turner reportedly fractured his left thumb late in the first quarter of the Pacers-Celtics game Wednesday night. Turner left the game at the end of the first quarter and did not return. Turner was the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and there were hopes that he would be able to help fill the shoes of Roy Hibbert, who was traded to the Lakers in...
Via Hoops-Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers headed in right direction after three-game win streak

The Indiana Pacers opened the 2015-16 season with a rough 0-3 start. However, since their dismal showing against the Utah Jazz, the Pacers have turned things around beginning with an impressive 94-82 win over the then undefeated Detroit Pistons on Tuesday handing them their sole loss of the season so far. The win against Detroit was big for a handful of reasons. For one thing it...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: 'Changes need to be made' after Celtics' slow start

Isaiah Thomas finally got his chance to start a game for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Thomas wasn’t interested in discussing the virtues of new role after his team’s 100-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Quite the opposite, in fact. “We’re not gonna panic, but at the same time, changes need to be made,” Thomas said, via The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jae Crowder banks in full-court in-bounds pass

On Wednesday night, Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder executed one of the best basketball plays that won’t ever be properly remembered in a box score. With 1.1 seconds remaining before halftime against the Indiana Pacers, Crowder attempted to convert a full-court alley-oop to give Boston two more points before the break. However, what resulted was something he will likely...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers fans taunted Matt Barnes with ‘Derek Fisher’ chant

Matt Barnes better get used to fans having some fun with him this season. During the Memphis Grizzlies’ 112-103 road win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, the fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse decided to get personal with Barnes. They taunted him with chants of “Derek Fisher” while he was at the free throw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New look Indiana Pacers are a work in progress

On Twitter @CrossoverNBA They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. It was built, however. It’s important to remember that sports isn’t dating, so first impressions don’t mean everything … and often, they mean jack squat. The Indiana Pacers hope so, anyway. Indiana starts off 0-1 after a woebegone loss to the Toronto Raptors, entering a season as maybe the league’s hardest...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Why everyone (including Paul George) should be patient with Pacers' move to small-ball

It isn't at all surprising that the Indiana Pacers are being criticized for undergoing a complete change in philosophy. Shunning the "smash mouth" style of basketball that produced three lengthy playoff appearances, including back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals, and considerable individual accolades seems like a questionable decision on the surface. Why not stick...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Indiana Pacers. 2014-15 Record: 38-44 Notable Acquisitions: Monta Ellis (FA), Myles Turner (Draft), Chase Budinger (Trade), Jordan Hill (FA) Notable Departures: Roy Hibbert, David West, Damjan Rudez, Luis Scola Temperature Check: Perhaps no team in the league has went through a more drastic makeover...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George not pleased with Pacers' plan to start him at power forward

    The staring contest going on between Pacers president Larry Bird and forward Paul George is becoming one of the best underrated subplots for the upcoming NBA season. A little over two months after Bird commented on George’s reluctance to play the power forward position saying, “He don’t make decisions around here,” it looks like his plan to stick the 25-year-old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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