Found May 07, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Frank Vogel is already one of the league's best up-and-coming coaches. He took over the Pacers in the middle of the 2011 season and went 20-18, helping guide Indiana to its first Playoff berth since the shameful and embarrassing "Malice at the Palace" and the darkest days in the franchise's history. It almost sucks to bring it up because Vogel and the Pacers are the exact opposite of what that team came to represent. Vogel guided the Pacers to a five game loss to the Bulls in the first round. But the foundation was laid. And basketball appeared to be back in Indiana, the state that claims basketball has a more special meaning than any other. Vogel seems to be the exact guy the Pacers would want as a coach. Seemingly serious minded, down to business and extremely sharp. This might be his first ever head coaching experience, but you would not be able to tell that from the way he talks about his team, the game and the task ahead of him and his team. "We do no...

The Assist: Pacers Dahntay Jones & wife Valeshia’s baby shower

The Assist: Pacers Dahntay Jones & wife Valeshia's baby shower

Video: Tyler Hansbrough vs J.J. Redick

You notice no one ever talks about Kentucky and Louisville players going against each other in the NBA.  The Duke and UNC rivalry is bigger than most.  Check out the video below of the scuffle between Duke's JJ Redick and UNC's Tyler Hansbrough from Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Pacers and the Magic. Redick is probably still pissed Hansbrough ruined his...

Pacers hold off Magic to take 3-1 series lead

One win. That's all the Indiana Pacers need to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The Pacers made it way more difficult than they needed to, but they took a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series over Orlando with a 101-99 victory on Saturday afternoon. Indiana can wrap up the series with a win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis...

Pacers avoid collapse against Magic, go up 3-1

Phew. The Indiana Pacers, up 80-63 in the fourth quarter, looked like they were on their way to another easy victory against the Orlando Magic in their first round series. But full credit to the Magic, who scratched and clawed and rode the momentum of the home crowd to get right back into this one and almost pulling out the victory before heading to overtime, where the Pacers...

Magic try to push past Pacers, force a Game 6

Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Orlando Magic take on the Indiana Pacers. NBA Magic territory. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- David West is showing why he is considered such a critical part of the Indiana Pacers' rebuilding project. The power forward's tough, steady play inside has Indiana on the brink of its first playoff series win since 2005. He had 12...

Pacers hold off late rally to beat Magic 101-99 (OT), take 3-1 series lead

ORLANDO -- The Indiana Pacers will vouch for the the old saying about no lead being safe in the NBA. The Pacers, who had routed the Orlando Magic in Games 2 and 3 of their best-of-seven series. were seemingly on their way to a third straight blowout -- up 19 with eight minutes to play in Game 4 -- when things suddenly got tense. Really tense. "We might have let our guard...

Ryan Anderson's difficult series

The matchup with the Pacers was going to come down to the power forward matchup. It always was. Figuring out how to win the matchup between the sweet-shooting Ryan Anderson and the bruising, physical play of David West was how this series would ultimately be decided. On one end, the Magic would need Anderson's ability to space the floor and make 3-pointers to keep Indiana...

Magic-Pacers Preview

David West is showing why he is considered such a critical part of the Indiana Pacers' rebuilding project. The power forward's tough, steady play inside has Indiana on the brink of its first playoff series win since 2005. He had 12 points in the third quarter and four in overtime during Indiana's 101-99 victory that put Indiana up 3-1 in the first-round. Pacers coach...

Magic Wands: at Pacers Game 5 5/8

Indianapolis, Ind. Pacers lead series 3-1   Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV, FSFloridaLine: Pacers by 10.5Tickets: $16-$60 on TiqIQPlayoff Series: Magic 81, Pacers 77; Pacers 93, Magic 78; Pacers 97, Magic 74; Pacers 101, Magic 99; May 8 in Indianapolis Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 90.8 103.0 102.8 50.2 26.3 16.4 28.9 Indiana 93...
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