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Indiana guard Lance Stephenson returned to the Pacers' playoff game to start the second half Wednesday night following a hard foul on an attempted layup.
Stephenson was diagnosed with a bruised right hip and was listed as questionable to return but started the second half.
He was injured on a hard drive to the basket, twisted awkwardly in the air and made the shot but was called for a charge. The third-year player landed hard on his back and hip and needed help leaving the court. Stephenson replaced the injured Danny Granger in the lineup this season and averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Central Division champions.
Indiana leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.
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Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green drove from the three point line and threw down a powerful jam over Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith that brought the Bankers Life Fieldhouse crowd to their feet during the second quarter of Wednesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff game.
Green came off the bench for 15 points to help the Pacers to a 113...
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The Indiana Pacers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Paul George had another strong showing for Indiana scoring a career playoff high 27 points.
George was named the NBA’s most improved player of the season and he came through for the Pacers yet again.
As strong as George’s night was, Roy Hibbert had...
Last night’s Game 2 between the Pacers and the Hawks was relegated to NBA TV. So those with basic cable missed this David West-to-Gerald Green Hail Mary at the end of the third quarter.
That play gave the Pacers an 88-76 lead. Indiana held on to beat Atlanta 113-98, taking a 2-0 series lead, in a game that featured several poster-worthy dunks, including this Roy Hibbert-over-Ivan...
Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill has been playing through a nagging hip injury since March, but he told reporters – including Zak Keeferof The Indianapolis Star – that he’s trying to block out the pain as his team prepares for Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.“If you think about it, your mind starts playing tricks on you,” Hill said after Sunday’s 107-90 Game 1...
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The Pacers are putting on a dunk show in Indiana on Wednesday night. After Roy Hibbert demolished Ivan Johnson, Gerald Green one-upped his teammate with a driving dunk all over Josh Smith, which may be the best dunk of the playoffs thus far:
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Clearly, there is something in the water in Indiana as this is our second amazing slam dunk that we are posting from game two of the Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers playoff series. This dunk happened in the second quarter as Gerald Green rises for an epic slam dunk over Josh Smith: *** Gerald Green dunks on Josh Smith [@CJZero]
The Pacers took a commanding 2-0 lead against the Hawks last night with a 113-98 win in Indiana and aside from the game being a blowout, Roy Hibbert added some insult to injury to Ivan Johnson early in the first quarter.
You knew it was not going to be the Hawks night when Hibbert came flying at the rim to send down a vicious dunk all over Johnson.
But give credit to Johnson...
Move aside Geno Smith and Ryan Nassib. Pacers forward David West showed off his throwing arm by hitting Gerald Green on a buzzer-beating touchdown pass to finish the third quarter of Game Two of the Hawks-Packers series.
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Roy Hibbert completely destroyed Ivan Johnson on this dunk on Wednesday night during the Pacers vs Hawks playoff game.
Sometimes, NBA players just need to learn how to get out of the way and Hawks reserve forward Ivan Johnson will probably learn his lesson after he got posterized by Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
It happened in the first quarter of play in game two of the Pacers/Atlanta Hawks series and well, I’ll let the dunk do the rest of the talking:
Hibbert throws down monster dunk on Ivan...