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The surging Indiana Pacers have locked up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The inconsistent Philadelphia 76ers could finally wrap up the East's last available playoff spot Saturday night.
Indiana looks to extend its longest winning streak in eight seasons to eight as the visiting 76ers try to win two straight for just the second time in six weeks.
Winners of 11 of 12 in April, the Pacers (41-22) will open the postseason at home for the first time since 2004. They clinched the third seed Thursday with a 118-109 victory over Milwaukee, which fell three back of eighth-place Philadelphia (32-30).
"It's not that we didn't play hard, it's that you need an extraordinary effort against a team like (Indiana), not an ordinary one," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "It's a great club. They'll be a tough out in the playoffs."
The Pacers, who lost to Chicago in last year's opening round in their first playoff appearance sin...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s no secret that teams often, if not always, have certain players that probably wouldn’t associate with each other if not for being placed on the same roster. Apparently former Pacer and current Buck forward Mike Dunleavy and current Pacer forward Tyler Hansbrough are among that group.
After the Buck’s 118-109 loss to the Pacers on Thursday night, Dunleavy didn’t exactly...
I expected the Pacers to lose this one, only because they were due for a letdown after resting yesterday and having secured homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. And of course, the 76ers were out for revenge after losing to Indy in Philly just a few nights ago and desperate to get back into form before the playoffs. So yes, the loss was expected -- after all, the...
Elton Brand scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 19 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Pacers 109-106 in overtime Saturday night, stopping Indiana's winning streak at seven games.
Jrue Holiday scored 17 points and Andre Iguodala added 16 for the 76ers, who inched closer to clinching a playoff berth. The 76ers left the game needing just a win or a loss by Milwaukee to...
WHERE WAS HANK KINGSLEY?
There was a fracas last night near the end of the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers. Larry Sanders of the Bucks got called for a foul and tried to go after the Pacers' George Hill, Danny Granger, and David West.Sanders was held back by his teammates but he broke loose and tried to go after the Pacers' players again before he is finally sent back to the locker...
Look at the top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings as this lockout-shortened regular season draws to a close.
The top two teams look familiar — the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat.
The third-place team in the East? It isn’t the Boston Celtics. It isn’t the Orlando Magic.
It’s the Indiana Pacers.
The long-suffering franchise has climbed to a 41-22 record, winning...
Danny Granger addressed the lack of attention the team -- which is currently the third seed in the East -- receives from the national media.
The old pull out the seat from under someone prank will never get old, and Andre Iguodala proved that on Wednesday night. During the Sixers’ 103-87 win over the Cavslast night, Philadelphia forward Andre Iguodala pulled a chair away from guard Lou Williams who was about to sit down. Instead he took a little tumble.
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Poor Louis Williams, he was just attempting to sit down on the 76ers bench during Wednesday's win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, when star Andre Iguodala decided to pull a prank on him.Before Williams sat down, Andre flipped the seat on the chair up which caused Williams to fall flat on his butt:(Courtesy of Liberty Ballers)
Danny Granger scored 29 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-109 on Thursday night and clinch homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
George Hill had 22 points and eight assists and David West added 21 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Pacers, who won their seventh straight and 11th of 12. The Pacers have now scored at least...
76er Andre Iguodala pulls the chair out from under team mate Lou Williams. Lou goes boom.
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It's official. The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers do not like each other. At the moment, that appears to have even turned into a mutual disrespect towards the other.
While the Bucks' playoff hopes were perhaps destroyed entirely with the loss in Indiana on Thursday night, Milwaukee didn't go down without a fight. Literally.The first instance happened early in the...