Found December 26, 2011 on Basketball ]
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.

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 91, Pistons 79

Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 91-79 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams at the renamed Bankers Life Fieldhouse. David West, Indiana's big free agent addition, had 11 points and 12 rebounds, even though he made just 3 of 12 field goals. Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Paul George...

Vogel will tinker with minutes for deep roster

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel will have a rotation that may go as deep as 10 players this season. That's an easy decision for him.

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.

The Pistons vs The Pacers

The Pistons are in Indiana kick off the season against The Pacers. The Pacers are coming off their firs post season appearance in five years. I think you can Artest the little stat to something that went wrong at The Palace. The good: They’re BACK! The bad: The Pacers have All-Star David West on their side now and he should make them significantly better. Keep an eye on him throughout...

Newly acquired West helps Pacers handle Pistons

Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 91-79 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams at the renamed Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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)

Kravitz: Can I believe what I saw in Pacers' opener?

There is an argument raging in my head -- a nice complement to the ringing in my ears after spending opening night watching the Indiana Pacers blow out the Detroit Pistons 91-79 in front of a sellout crowd.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons in NBA odds tilt

Dec 26, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Odds 0-0TEAM RECORD0-0 The Pacers will try to cover the spread at Conseco Fieldhouse on Monday when they get a visit from the Pistons in basketball action. The Pacers bring a 0-0 record (0-0 ATS) to the battle against the 0-0 Pistons, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 0-0 so far...

Pacers strong defensive play leads to easy 91-79 win over Pistons

The Pacers didn't shoot well from the field, but they made up for it with exceptional defense, even better rebounding and scrappy play in their season opener against the Pistons.

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...

Gordon, Stuckey will start over Knight in Pistons' opener tonight

New Pistons coach Lawrence Frank will go with a pretty familiar starting lineup in tonight's season opener against the Indiana Pacers.

Detroit Pistons (0-0) at Indiana Pacers (0-0), 7 p.m. (ET)

Central Division rivals kick off their respective seasons at Conseco Fieldhouse on Monday when the Indiana Pacers host the Detroit Pistons.

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.

Celtics vs. Hornets preview: Boston looks for first win

The Celtics and Hornets nearly made two deals during the brief free agency period this preseason, whiffing on separate trades that would have landed Chris Paul or David West in Boston. Now, the Hornets look quite different, Paul’s busy learning chemistry with soaring eagle Blake Griffin and the Celtics enter tonight’s meeting against New Orleans (8 p.m.) with an 0-2 record...
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