Found November 03, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Indiana Pacers: The Bench Must Step Up By Matt Tonkinson: Hoopstuff Writer…. For a team hailed as a potential David to the Goliath of the NBA, the Indiana Pacers certainly seem to be lacking in a critical part of their game plan to take down the Miami Heat and proceed to the NBA Finals this season. The Pacers, fresh off a season that saw the Heat best them in 7 games during the Eastern Conference finals, claimed to add the needed missing pieces to their bench during the offseason, signing C.J. Watson, trading for Luis Scola and drafting Solomon Hill. Through only 3 games of the 2013 season, Indiana’s bench has somewhat curiously, hardly been performing at the level at which it was expected to be. The Pacers opened the 2013-2014 campaign at home against the Orlando Magic and won in fairly decisive fashion, with high-powered performances by their starters as always. The 97-87 victory saw Paul George post 24 points and Lance Stephenson score 19 points, while Roy Hibbert notched 8 point...

Stephenson Says He's 'Staying With The Pacers' In Free Agency

Through three games this season, Lance Stephenson is averaging 19 points while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and 64 percent from the three-point line. Stephenson is adamant is not thinking about his upcoming free agency and that he will stay with the Indiana Pacers. “I don't think about that,” Stephenson said. “It's a long season, I'm not thinking...

Lance Stephenson Says He’s ‘Staying With Pacers’ In Free Agency

We’ll see how Lance really feels once the chance to make a decision some huge money is offered to him. Through three games this season, Lance Stephenson is averaging 19 points per outing, while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and 64 percent from the three-point line. Stephenson is soon to be an unrestricted free agent, and is likely to get paid on the open market.  Stephenson...

Sloppy Pacers rout Cavs for 3-0 start to 2013/14

Make no mistake: this was an ugly game. Both sides were sloppy, missed a lot of shots up close, lost control of the ball and turned it over on numerous occasions. Botched fast break layps and dunks (including one by Paul George). But the good news is that the Indiana Pacers still came out on top with an 89-74 win they appeared to be in control of for most of the game. That moves...

George Hill of Pacers Questionable for Saturday

As the Pacers tipped off their season on Tuesday night, Coach Frank Vogel was happy with his healthy, sixth-year point guard George Hill. Then on Wednesday night, against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hill left the court in the third quarter to be evaluated in the locker room. He would later return in the fourth quarter to play the final 12 minutes and put up a three point shot to help...

Roy Hibbert gets interviewed by Ken Jeong on ESPN SportsCenter

Yesterday, the fine folks over at ESPN decided to give actor Ken Jeong the chance of a lifetime by letting him co-host an hour of live ESPN SportsCenter. During Ken’s hour of hilarity, he got the opportunity to interview Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert and outside of the usual Ken Jeongisms, he does a pretty good job: If you want to watch some of the highlights of Ken’s day...

Pacers beats Cavaliers 89-74

Paul George and Lance Stephenson combined for 43 points and the Indiana Pacers remained unbeaten in the young season with an 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Stephenson scored 22 points, including 10 in a 14-4 run midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Pacers a 79-61 lead with 7:46 to play. George, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and scored...

Pacers-Pistons Preview

The Indiana Pacers' strong start is falling in line with the team's larger goal for the season. Looking to go 4-0 for the first time in nine years, the visiting Pacers try for a sixth consecutive victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Even with star Danny Granger nursing a calf injury and guard George Hill in danger of missing a second straight game with a sore...

CJ Miles Sick Statue of Liberty Dunk

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Pacers cruise past Cavaliers

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel had plenty of praise for Paul George and Lance Stephenson after Saturday night's 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then he went a big leap further about Stephenson. "Paul George and Lance Stephenson are guys who easily drove the ship tonight," Vogel said of the players who combined for 43 points for the unbeaten Pacers. ...

Indiana Pacers Beat Cleveland Cavaliers, Stay Undefeated

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 74 – 89 Indiana Pacers Cavaliers Starters: Anderson Varejao, Tristan Thompson, Earl Clark, Dion Waiters, Kyrie Irving Pacers Starters: Roy Hibbert, David West, Paul George, Lance Stephenson, C.J. Watson Game Recap: Indiana Pacers entered this game with the perfect score – two wins and no losses. On the other side, the Cavaliers had ...The post...

Pacers prove to be too much, overpower Cavs 89-74

This… this is a mismatch. The Indiana Pacers are pretty damn good at basketball. The Pacers lead the league in defensive efficiency last season and they took LeBron and the Heat to a seventh game in the Eastern Conference Finals. This year, they look even better. Paul George has matured (and allegedly grown two inches), Lance Stephens0n has improved and Roy Hibbert continues to...

C.J. Miles Posterizes Orlando Johnson

Cavaliers’ C.J. Miles puts Pacers’ Orlando Johnson on a poster with this left-handed hammer in transition: The post C.J. Miles Posterizes Orlando Johnson appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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