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Danny Granger, playing in his first preseason game after being out sidelined by a sore left knee, scored nine points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-82 on Tuesday night.
Granger, who missed five games, made 4 of 7 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer. He added three rebounds in 13 minutes of action.
David West led Indiana with 15 points, and Paul George added 14.
Kyrie Irving, showing no effects from being elbowed near his right eye by teammate C.J. Miles in practice on Monday, scored 20 points in 33 minutes to pace Cleveland. Alonzo Gee scored 18.
Cleveland will open the regular season against Washington on Oct. 30. Indiana will play its final preseason game against Chicago on Friday.
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Pacers forward Danny Granger, who has been out with a sore left knee, is making his preseason debut in Indiana's game against Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Granger, who didn't play in the Pacers' first five games, is in the starting lineup. Coach Frank Vogel said Granger will play 12 minutes and be increased to 20 minutes in the Pacers' final preseason game against...
The Indiana Pacers could be without top scorer Danny Granger for another three months.
The team issued a statement Wednesday saying Dr. James Andrews treated the forward's injured left knee with an injection Tuesday, and that the expected recovery process is about three months.
He was diagnosed with patellar tendinosis.
It's a big blow to a team that went into the season...
After years of turmoil and disappointment, the Indiana Pacers have turned things around.
Fans expect them to contend for an NBA title, and so do the players.
When new general manager Kevin Pritchard decided to re-sign All-Star center Roy Hibbert and point guard George Hill to big contracts this offseason, it assured the Pacers of having the same starting five that led them to their...
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have exercised the team option on the contract for swingman Paul George for the 2013-14 season. George started all 66 games in which he played for the Pacers last season and averaged 12.1 points. The team also waived center Luke Nevill and guards Sundiata Gaines and Blake Ahearn. Gaines played in 57 games, including 12 starts, for the...
We all know that Halloween is just around the corner. In fact it’s only a week away. And if there’s one industry that benefits from Halloween it’s sports. I’m a huge fan of costumes and I’m sure all the guys reading this are too. Nothing’s better than when cheerleaders from respected teams get together and dress up.
As if their normal uniforms aren’t awesome...
Next Tuesday, the Cavaliers tip off against the Washington Wizards in the season opener. A few pesky details have to be decided between now and then. Things like what five players will be on the floor at that tip, and who will still be on the roster.
Coach Scott juggled the line-up for the team’s final preseason game against the Pacers on Tuesday night. “We told the guys at the...
C.J. Miles was acquired this offseason for two reasons: to offer much needed depth at the shooting guard position while also providing a veteran presence for a young Cavaliers team. Currently, Miles is competing with Dion Waiters for the starting job at that position. At the same time, he's also trying to help the fourth overall pick transition into life in the NBA.I asked Miles...
Diagnosed with a concussion, Gibson may very well miss the season opener against the Wizards.
In order to get back on the court, Gibson is going to have to get cleared by the league’s neurologist.
Despite having an overall record of 40-108 over the course of the last two seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have picked up the 2013-14 option for head coach Byron Scott, Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The 51-year-old Scott took over for the departed Mike Brown during what was one of the most tumultuous summers in team history. The only remaining players...
The Pacers have trimmed their roster to 15.
CLEVELAND -- When Byron Scott starts two rookies, you know the Cavaliers are serious in referring to their philosophy as a process.
It might be a process thats in progress all season, too.
In Tuesdays 100-82 preseason loss against visiting Indiana, Scott started Dion Waiters (No. 4 overall draft pick) at shooting guard and Tyler Zeller (No. 17 overall) at center. Next to those...
CLEVELAND -- You can call it change for the sake of change, and you may not be too terribly far off.
But mostly, Cavs coach Byron Scott is just trying to find something that works. Hed probably also like to find a reliable second scoring option, but hey, this is just the preseason, man. No need to get all panicky.
Actually, following a 100-82 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers...
Coach Byron Scott had his 2013-14 option year picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, according to the Plain-Dealer. Scott, who replaced Mike Brown two seasons ago, has a 40-108 record with the Cavs. He took the job in June 2010 before knowing that LeBron James would leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers drafted Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick...