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Make no mistake: this was an ugly game. Both sides were sloppy, missed a lot of shots up close, lost control of the ball and turned it over on numerous occasions. Botched fast break layps and dunks (including one by Paul George). But the good news is that the Indiana Pacers still came out on top with an 89-74 win they appeared to be in control of for most of the game. That moves their perfect record up to 3-0 and has the team looking fairly good but with still plenty of areas for improvement.
Starting point guard George Hil was supposed to be day-to-day with a sore hip that wouldn't keep him out of tonight's game, but Frank Vogel kept him out as what I hope is just a precaution (he should return Tuesday night in Detroit). The concern was of course that Kyrie Irving would razzle dazzle and light up the Pacers with a virtuoso performance, but the team shut him down pretty well, keeping him to 15 points on 7-21 shooting. The guy that did light them up a little in the second...
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Indiana Pacers: The Bench Must Step Up
By Matt Tonkinson: Hoopstuff Writer….
For a team hailed as a potential David to the Goliath of the NBA, the Indiana Pacers certainly seem to be lacking in a critical part of their game plan to take down the Miami Heat and proceed to the NBA Finals this season. The Pacers, fresh off a season that saw the Heat best them in 7 games during the...
Paul George and Lance Stephenson combined for 43 points and the Indiana Pacers remained unbeaten in the young season with an 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Stephenson scored 22 points, including 10 in a 14-4 run midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Pacers a 79-61 lead with 7:46 to play.
George, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and scored...
As the Pacers tipped off their season on Tuesday night, Coach Frank Vogel was happy with his healthy, sixth-year point guard George Hill. Then on Wednesday night, against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hill left the court in the third quarter to be evaluated in the locker room. He would later return in the fourth quarter to play the final 12 minutes and put up a three point shot to help...
Yesterday, the fine folks over at ESPN decided to give actor Ken Jeong the chance of a lifetime by letting him co-host an hour of live ESPN SportsCenter.
During Ken’s hour of hilarity, he got the opportunity to interview Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert and outside of the usual Ken Jeongisms, he does a pretty good job:
If you want to watch some of the highlights of Ken’s day...
Pacers point guard George Hill didn’t practice on Friday and he’s listed as day-to-day for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hill is dealing with a sore left hip, which he suffered in the team’s 95-90 win in New Orleans on Wednesday.
At one point late in the third quarter of that game, Hill went back to the locker room for evaluation. He then returned to the...
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel had plenty of praise for Paul George and Lance Stephenson after Saturday night's 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then he went a big leap further about Stephenson.
"Paul George and Lance Stephenson are guys who easily drove the ship tonight," Vogel said of the players who combined for 43 points for the unbeaten Pacers.
Video: Dunks all over the Pacers Orlando Johnson
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers 74 – 89 Indiana Pacers Cavaliers Starters: Anderson Varejao, Tristan Thompson, Earl Clark, Dion Waiters, Kyrie Irving Pacers Starters: Roy Hibbert, David West, Paul George, Lance Stephenson, C.J. Watson Game Recap: Indiana Pacers entered this game with the perfect score – two wins and no losses. On the other side, the Cavaliers had ...The post...
This… this is a mismatch.
The Indiana Pacers are pretty damn good at basketball. The Pacers lead the league in defensive efficiency last season and they took LeBron and the Heat to a seventh game in the Eastern Conference Finals. This year, they look even better. Paul George has matured (and allegedly grown two inches), Lance Stephens0n has improved and Roy Hibbert continues to...
Cavaliers’ C.J. Miles puts Pacers’ Orlando Johnson on a poster with this left-handed hammer in transition:
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There are 8 games on the hardwood tonight giving you plenty of options to put together a Draft Street Team. Below is my Draft Street Fantasy Basketball team.
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Nov. 2nd, 2013 Draft Street Fantasy Basketball Picks
F, Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans – $16,015: If you missed his game last night, well you missed a monster fantasy night. Davis...
Remember last season when the Pacers started with a thrilling win over the Raptors, only to lose the next night to the lowly Bobcats? Well, the New Orleans Pelicans are not the Bobcats -- they're an up and coming team whom some believe could challenge for a playoff spot -- but the Pacers appeared to be heading to a disappointing loss in game 2 of the season just like last year...
The Indiana Pacers' strong start is falling in line with the team's larger goal for the season.
Looking to go 4-0 for the first time in nine years, the visiting Pacers try for a sixth consecutive victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Even with star Danny Granger nursing a calf injury and guard George Hill in danger of missing a second straight game with a sore...