Found March 14, 2012 on
Okay, so I was skeptical after the 92-75 blowout over the Blazers yesterday. But now I am glad to say the Pacers look like they are officially back on track after another blowout tonight, this time a 111-94 win against arch rivals the Philadelphia 76ers.The Blazers have been sucking bad lately, so it's understandable that the Pacers, who had also been struggling of late, would beat them back home in Indiana. This latest win against the 76ers, however, was a statement game. These two teams are similar in many ways, with no real superstar but a bunch of very capable guys playing team basketball.The Pacers probably have more talent on paper, but the 76ers seem to be more mature and stable. Either way, it was good to get a win against a team they might be facing in the first round of the playoffs, and it's comforting to know that if the two teams met now, the (25-16) Pacers would have home court advantage against the (25-18) 76ers.No need to analyze the game too much but it was...
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Dick Harter, a veteran NBA assistant who also led Penn to two NCAA tournament appearances, has died at the age of 81.
A spokesman for the Island Funeral Home in Hilton Head, S.C., said Tuesday that Harter died Monday night. The cause of death wasn't immediately released and funeral arrangements were pending.
Harter was the Charlotte Hornets' first head coach. He was also...
Lou Amundson scored a career-high 21 points to help Indiana beat the Portland Trail Blazers 92-75 on Tuesday night, snapping the Pacers' four-game losing streak.
Amundson shot 10 for 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds for the Pacers. His previous season high in scoring was 11, but he had 13 points in the fourth quarter alone.
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Danny Granger scored 20 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-94 on Wednesday night.
David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 17 and Roy Hibbert added 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Pacers, who won their second straight. Indiana shot a season-best 57 percent from the field and outrebounded the 76ers 37-26.
The Indiana Pacers acquired guard Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors for a second-round draft pick, Yahoo! Sports reported, citing a source on Thursday.
Barbosa is averaging 12.2 points and 1.5 assists this season for the Raptors.
The 29-year-old Brazilian came to the Canadian team in a deal that sent Hedo Turkoglu to the Phoenix Suns in 2010.
NBA Matchup Insight
The Trail Blazers are coming off a rare road win, but it was against the weak Wizards’ team and things do not get any easier on this road trip, as after the Pacers they face the Knicks, Bulls, and Thunder. While the Pacers have been a surprise this season and sit in the 5th spot in the East they have lost 4 in a row.
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