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PHOTO: Paul George goes fishing again, wins his first tournament

Paul George loves metaphors. The Indiana Pacers' superstar small forward goes fishing when his team does, taking his reel out to the ponds and rivers and showing us on Instagram, seemingly every time the Pacers' efforts end for the season.More recently, George's water-bound hobby has taken an apparently more serious tone. Today he put up a photo showing himself to be the winner of...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10K to family of girl with cerebral palsy in need of wheelchair van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George came up big this week -- $10,000 big to be exact -- for the family of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. George donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that had been started in April 2014 for the Indiana family of Daisy Esterline, an 11-year-old with the disease. The Esterlines are seeking the funds to buy a new wheelchair van for their daughter...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s wheelchair-accessible van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George went recently went above and beyond to help make the life of a young fan with cerebral palsy just a little bit easier. George on Sunday donated $10,000 to a charitable drive on a GoFundMe account to help pay for a wheelchair-accessible van for the family of 10-year-old Daisy Esterline....Read More The post Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: playoffs aren’t the same without last year’s beasts of the East

Over a year ago, on March 26, 2014, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat were matched up against one another in their second to last meeting of the NBA regular season. The game was nationally televised on ESPN and had been heavily promoted with the hashtag, #BeastsoftheEast as the top two teams in the Eastern Conference were challenging one another for the conference’s top seed....
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Indiana Pacers Select in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pacers will add next to Paul George, Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers coach Frank Vogel on Roy Hibbet: “There’s a possibility that his role will be diminished”

The Indiana Pacers are looking to make some changes this off-season to personnel and the way they play. During the exit interview with the media, head coach Frank Vogel said that he would like to play faster than they did this season.If the organization decides that is the route they are going to go, where does that leave center Roy Hibbert? Vogel was asked about how Hibbert will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Arron Afflalo end up with the Indiana Pacers?

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsArron Afflalo is currently gearing up for the NBA Playoffs with the Portland Trail Blazers, but may not re-sign with the team this offseason. If he does end up re-signing, he would be agreeing to a backup role behind Wesley Matthews which might not be something that he is willing to accept at this point in his career. Bleacher Report seems to think...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers want to re-sign power forward Luis Scola

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsLuis Scola came through with a very solid all-around season for the Indiana Pacers this past year, although it was a very disappointing end of the season. Indiana tried to overcome Paul George’s broken leg and plenty of other injury issues to make the playoffs, but lost in their final game of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies and were eliminated...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert's Days With the Indiana Pacers Numbered?

This season's Indiana Pacers were nothing like last season's Pacers with Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George out for most of the season with an injury. In a way you could say that it became Roy Hibbert's team, but with the Pacers sitting at home with the playoffs preparing to start it is safe to say that didn't go so well. So it comes as no surprise that the team is going to go...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't expect the Pacers to lose any sleep if Roy Hibbert opts out

The Pacers only narrowly missed out on the playoffs after losing Wednesday in their final regular-season game and despite Paul George missing all but six tilts while recovering from leg surgery. Nevertheless, team president Larry Bird, ever the competitor, and coach Frank Vogel won't rest on their laurels and seem determined to find other avenues toward improvement next season.In...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers looking to play smaller, faster next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird wants the Pacers to play more ''small ball'' next season. Two days after being eliminated from the playoff race, Indiana's president of basketball operations outlined a new vision for a team hoping to re-emerge as a title contender. The idea: Play faster, play smaller and score more points. Bird believes the Pacers now have enough players to stretch...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Unlikely To Re-Sign C.J. Watson

Larry Bird does not believe the Indiana Pacers will look to re-sign C.J. Watson. Watson will become an unrestricted free agent in July. Watson averaged 10 points in 57 games this season.
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Play Smaller Next Season With Hibbert Having Diminished Role

The Indiana Pacers plan on playing faster on offense next season to contend with smaller and versatile lineups of opponents. Roy Hibbert is the player that will most likely be impacted by the change in scheme. "Possibly," said Vogel when asked if Hibbert will be benched. "Roy's role will be diminished." Hibbert can opt out to become a free agent. "Whatever he does, he does," said...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Ends Much Like It Started for Pacers

Paul George is helped off the court by David West and Donald Sloan.(Photo: Fox Sports) It all started in the offseason, when Lance Stephenson signed with the Charlotte Hornets, shocking the Pacers, the fans, and the NBA world. Then, that fateful night in August, when Paul George went up for a block during a Team USA exhibition game and came down with a devastating leg injury that...
Via The Blue Mare
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Early finish may help Pacers' long-term title hopes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers spent all season fighting expectations. On Wednesday, they finally ran out of steam and fell one win short of making the playoffs. The future still looks bright. Paul George returned from his broken right leg sooner than expected after the gruesome scene in Las Vegas last August, and the Pacers went 5-1 with their two-time All-Star in uniform...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George Injures Left Calf

Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers called the injury a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked pretty strongly in his calf, and it caused a calf strain." George was attended to on the bench before being carried back to the locker room. "I just felt...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | gettyimages.com Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
Via Pacers Pulse
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies cruise past Pacers, earn fifth seed in West

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol had 33 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies ended the Indiana Pacers' playoff hopes with a 95-83 victory Wednesday night. Memphis earned the Western Conference's fifth seed with the victory and home-court advantage in a series with fourth-seeded Portland, winners of the Northwest Division. Zach Randolph finished with 18 points for the Grizzlies...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indiana Pacers Have to Carry Paul George Off the Court After He Suffers Another Leg Injury

The Indiana Pacers were not the same this season without Paul George in the line-up, but they had managed to be in playoff contention heading into Wednesday night's regular season finale. Win and they were in. With George back in the line-up there was hope that the team could make some noise should it make the post season. All it had to do is win Wednesday night.Well--they didn't...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Continue to Struggle Against Indiana: Five Takeaways

In a game that meant nothing in the standing for them, the Wizards held no punches against their nemesis the Indiana Pacers. Trying to play spoilers (and extract revenge) against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago, Washington core players treated the game as a playoff game. If not for nothing more than to prove they could get over the hurdle of beating a...
Via KCM Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill Near Triple-Double In Pacers Win

Indiana Pacers guard George Hill had a huge night to keep the dream of playoffs alive in Indy. Missing a triple-double by 1 rebound with 24 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds to beat the Wizards in double OT. “Man,” Vogel said, “I couldn’t be more proud of our group, just all-out heart and determination and will and perseverance and not quitting. We got down so many times and...
Via Hooped Up
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers beat Wiz in double OT; I nearly die of heart attack

Not much to say. The Pacers looked crap all game but someone managed to squeeze out a 99-95 win against the Wizards in double OT. I nearly had to be hospitalized watching the game because it was so close and so frustrating and so euphoric. Every one of their core guys made big plays in this one. George Hill was one rebound away from a triple-double and hit the biggest shot of a the...
Via Pacers Pulse
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stayin' Alive: Pacers survive scare with double OT win over Wizards

INDIANAPOLIS -- C.J. Miles scored 25 points, George Hill added 24 and together they keyed a 7-2 spurt to open the second overtime Tuesday night as Indiana kept its playoff hopes alive with a 99-95 victory over Washington. The Pacers (38-43) have won six straight and will make a fifth straight playoff appearance if they win at Memphis -- or if Brooklyn loses to Orlando -- on the final...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers survive scare with 99-95 double OT win over Wizards

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) C.J. Miles scored 25 points, George Hill added 24 and together they keyed a 7-2 spurt to open the second overtime Tuesday night as Indiana kept its playoff hopes alive with a 99-95 victory over Washington. The Pacers (38-43) have won six straight and will make a fifth straight playoff appearance if they win at Memphis - or if Brooklyn loses to Orlando - on the...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Beware the Pacers. If they get in.

If the Indiana Pacers get into the playoffs, they’ll defeat the Atlanta Hawks. Book it, paste it, favorite it, or Instaface it. It’s going down. The kicker to that statement is the “if” portion, as wild a juxtaposition from one year to the next in the NBA as you’ll ever see. This time last season, the Pacers were scuffling around with the Eastern Conference’s best record...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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