Posted December 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
There were plenty of smiles to go around after the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors both posted season-opening victories Monday. There will likely be a more serious tone Wednesday night in Toronto following a controversial end to the 2010-11 series between these clubs. Playing their first game since the interim tag was removed from coach Frank Vogel, the Pacers defeated Detroit 91-79 on Monday. Indiana shot just 36.8 percent from the field, but it scored 14 second-chance points and held a 53-40 rebounding edge. Roy Hibbert (16 points and 14 rebounds), Tyler Hansbrough (15 and 13) and newcomer David West (11 and 12) controlled the paint. "We have the ability to crash the boards," Danny Granger said after scoring 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting. "I think our big guys did an excellent job of dominating the glass, on the offensive end also. We didn't give up too many offensive rebounds (nine). When they can dominate the glass like that, it's going to be ha...

Employees must pay attorney's fees to Pacers owner

A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more. A Los Angeles judge ordered them Wednesday to pay $122,000 in attorney's fees to the Simons. The judge ruled in September that the employment suit was groundless, holding that the billionaire and his former beauty queen wife, Bui, were extremely generous with...

Indiana Pacers Dominate Detroit Pistons in Season Opener

The Indiana Pacers entered this shortened 2011-12 season expected to make noise in the Eastern Conference — very much unlike the Pacers teams of the last four years. Apparently aware of such expectations, Indiana opened its slate with a bang. The Pacers’ three top big men, center Roy Hibbert, forward Tyler Hansbrough and the newly signed forward David West, each recorded a double...

Pacers must learn, adjust on the fly

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel would like to practice for four hours on off days because he enjoys teaching basketball. But he knows putting his team through grueling practice sessions wouldn't be in the Pacers' best interest during a jam-packed 66-game season.

Employees must pay attorney's fees to Pacers owner

A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more.

Dwane Casey Placed a 1,300-Pound Rock in the Raptors’ Locker Room

Taking the “Pound the Rock” mantra to the nth degree, new Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had a massive boulder placed inside his team’s locker room, in the hopes of inspiring the players with the visual. From the AP: A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors’ dressing room, a reminder of the mentality the new coach Dwane Casey is...

Pointspread favors Pacers in battle with Raptors

Dec 28, 6:00 PM | Air Canada Centre Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Odds 1-0TEAM RECORD1-0 Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers in betting action on Wednesday. The Raptors currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Pacers are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting...

NBA preview: Pacers at Raptors

The Pacers (1-0) Pos. Player PPG Key stat PG Darren Collison 8.0 5.0 ast SG Paul George 12.0 7.0 reb SF Danny Granger 16.0 4.0 reb PF David West 11.0 12.0 reb C Roy Hibbert 16.0 14.0 reb The Raptors (1-0)

Notebook: With 2 big men out, Pacers aren't so deep to start season

TORONTO -- The Indiana Pacers believe their depth will carry them this season. At the moment, though, the Pacers don't have it.

Pacers vs. Raptors updates

Follow the action as the Pacers face the Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Recap: Indiana vs. Detroit

David West, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough each recorded double-doubles as the Indiana Pacers downed the Detroit Pistons, 91-79, in the season opener for both teams.

Pacers spoil Raptors' home opener, 90-85 (AP)

Danny Granger scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Raptors 90-85 on Wednesday night, spoiling Toronto's home opener. Paul George had 18 points, David West scored 14 and Roy Hibbert had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Darren Collison became the fifth Pacers starter to reach double figures by making a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left.

Kyrie Irving gets start in Cavs opener

Kyrie Irving. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) Head Coach Byron Scott just announced that Kyrie Irving will be the starter tonight as the Cavs open the season against the Toronto Raptors. Scott said he wanted Irving to get his playing time with the veterans to speed his development, and Ramon Sessions can lend his experience to the youngsters in the...

Pacers start strong with 91-79 win over Pistons in season opener

The Indiana Pacers grabbed 13 more rebounds than the Detroit Pistons in their 91-79 victory on Monday. The Pacers held the Pistons to 36 percent shooting. And Indiana led from start to finish in front of a sellout crowd of 18,165 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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