Found March 16, 2013 on
Los Angeles Lakers
The Indiana Pacers' outstanding defense faltered in their latest game, allowing 83 points over the final three quarters.
The Philadelphia 76ers haven't come close to averaging 83 points a game against the Pacers this season.
The Pacers will try to beat the 76ers for the third straight time and win their fifth in six road games overall when the teams meet Saturday night.
After winning 10 of 12, Indiana (40-25) has endured a bumpy ride while splitting its last eight contests. The Pacers lost for the third time in five home games on Friday, 99-93 to a Lakers team that played without Kobe Bryant over the final three quarters.
Los Angeles, however, got going without him. The Lakers shot 49.1 percent from the field after the opening 12 minutes and hit 13 of 26 3s overall against a Pacers team that leads the league in defensive field-goal percentage (41.7) and in defending the 3 (32.6).
"Guarding the 3-point line was probably the biggest of the mental breakdowns," co...
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George Hill was irate following the Pacers 99-93 home loss to the Lakers on Friday night, and it wasn’t simply because they lost. Hill went on a rant ripping Pacers fans for not supporting the team enough at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse where the crowd was predominantly Lakers fans Friday evening. After losing an “important” game to LA, Hill, who said the Pacers have done...
Which is more disappointing? The Indiana Pacers losing to the Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers or the sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse looking like the Staples Center.
Point guard George Hill made sure the media was aware of how upset he was at the fans loyalties.
According to the Indianapolis Star, “It sucks, it was 70-30 out there (in favor of Lakers fans).” said Hill.... Read more
In small sports-market cities all over the country, it’s not uncommon to see more fans chanting for the away team than the home team. But it’s atypical for players to call out their home-town “fans.”
After the Pacers fell to the visiting Lakers Friday night, a game in which Kobe Bryant played 12 minutes and failed to record a single point, George Hill had some harsh words...
One thing athletes need to understand, is that when a someone buys a ticket to a sporting event, they have the right to cheer for whoever they want to cheer for.
The home team, the road team or the cheerleaders. Just because you live in a city, doesn’t require you to be a fan of that team.
Don’t blame the fans for your loss, blame yourself. The Atlanta Hawks had no hometown support...
In George Hill's mind, the Indiana Pacers have done enough to regain support from the fan base.
The present and future of the Indiana Pacers seems to hinge largely on the play of Paul George, the third-year pro who was selected to his first All-Star Game this season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's availability for Friday night's game will be a game-time decision.
The Lakers' star has spent the past two days treating what he calls the worst sprained ankle of his career. He was injured after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the closing seconds Wednesday night. NBA officials said Thursday a foul should have...
Depressing loss against a lottery team. The Pacers looked like they were the better team on paper and acted like they could turn it on at any minute to pull the game away. Unfortunately, that never happened.
Jrue Holiday and Spencer Hawes of all people just killed the Pacers, who unbelievably, still held a 1-point lead heading into the fourth. But the 76ers turned it on and the...
Celtics (53-16) vs. Indiana (31-40)
March 11, 1980
Market Square Arena
The Celtics dropped a second straight game to a team below the .500 mark, as well as picked up their second defeat of the season in Larry Bird’s home state, in a 114-108 loss to the Pacers.
Unfortunately for the Celtics, a three-game cushion over the Philadelphia 76ers had now dwindled down to just one...