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Monta Ellis admits Warriors wouldn't have won championship if they kept him

The Golden State Warriors' decision to split up their backcourt of Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis at the 2012 trade deadline was a difficult one, and left many fans greatly upset with the franchise -- so much so that they booed owner Joe Lacob throughout a halftime jersey retirement ceremony for Chris Mullin.Golden State received Andrew Bogut who, despite being a devastating defensive...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Offering George Hill To Hawks In Package For Jeff Teague

The Indiana Pacers have pursued a trade for Jeff Teague, offering George Hill in a possible scenario. Teague grew up in Indianapolis. Teague is signed for just $8 million during the 16-17 season before becoming a free agent in 2017. The Orlando Magic also are interested in Teague.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers say bye to small ball, welcome back smash-mouth

Well, it looks like the Indiana Pacers small ball experiment is officially over after just half a season. After all that talk from Larry Bird about playing more like Golden State and putting Paul George at the four (which never really happened anyway), coach Frank Vogel has settled on a traditional two-bigs lineup that he intends to stick with the for remainder of the season. The...
Via Pacers Pulse
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

The Pacers defended their home court on Monday, beating the Lakers 89-87 thanks in part to some late game heroics from Paul George. George scored 14 points in the first half, but was quiet for much of the second half. All seven of his points in the second half came with less than two minutes to go. Two of those points came when George got the ball beyond the three-point and drove...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Farewell, Kobe: Pacers edge Lakers in 89-87 thriller

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second-half...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

George's big finish leads Pacers past Lakers 89-87

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana's Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers have been killing Lakers on the boards

The Indiana Pacers have a nice run of dominance on the glass over the Los Angeles Lakers, and there's reason to believe it will continue when the Pacers host the Lakers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night.The Lakers are tied for 19th in the league with 42.9 rebounds per game, and they are even worse in rebounding percentage -- the percentage of total rebounds a team obtains...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Myles Apart: Indiana's Key To The Future

The current crop of NBA rookies is one of the best since 2003--the year LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh had their basketball christening. Top overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns has been everything he was cracked up to be. That mysterious 7'3 European kid whom nobody seemed to have any concrete evidence about, but who was said to have as high a ceiling...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Hibbert, Kobe both question marks for tonight's Pacers game

It's not clear if Indiana Pacers fans will get to see one player who was a key part of their past and one who tormented them many seasons ago.Roy Hibbert and Kobe Bryant are both questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers in Monday night's visit to face Paul George and the Pacers.It's an interesting debate as to whether fans in the Hoosier state are more interested in watching Hibbert...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George says he'll try to score 82 points in final game vs. Kobe

The Pacers will host the Lakers on Monday, and it will be the final time that Paul George gets the chance to take the court against Kobe Bryant in a game that officially counts.Both players were voted into the All-Star game as starters, so George will technically get to play against Bryant again later this week. But during the one that matters, he plans to go as hard as possible...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Pacers Preview

It's not clear if Indiana Pacers fans will get to see one player who was a key part of their past and one who tormented them many seasons ago. Roy Hibbert and Kobe Bryant are both questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers in Monday night's visit to face Paul George and the Pacers. It's an interesting debate as to whether fans in the Hoosier state are more interested in watching...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

George's 30 points lead Indiana to 112-104 win over Pistons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Indiana nearly squandered a 20-point third-quarter lead, but held on thanks to five missed free throws from Andre Drummond in the game's final 3:30. Leading 104-100 with just more than a minute to play, Monta Ellis and George Hill hit...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

George's 30 points help Pacers send Pistons packing 112-104

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.Indiana (27-24) nearly squandered a 20-point third quarter lead, but held on thanks to five missed free throws from Andre Drummond in the game's final 3:30. Leading 104-100 with just more than a minute to play, Monta Ellis and George Hill...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

George's 28 points lead Indiana to 112-104 win over Pistons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Indiana (27-24) nearly squandered a 20-point third quarter lead, but held on thanks to five missed free throws from Andre Drummond in the game's final 3:30. Leading 104-100 with just more than a minute to play, Monta Ellis and George Hill...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George provides a ‘craziest shot of the year’ nominee

With just over a minute to go and the Indiana Pacers trailing the Atlanta Hawks 95-90 on Friday night, Paul George nailed an absolutely ridiculous three-pointer: You need to see the shot Paul George just hit, with all the replays pic.twitter.com/uqxNouYagt — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 6, 2016 That’s probably the leader in the clubhouse for the craziest shot on the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers look for third win in four Pistons games this season

Stanley Johnson embraced his role as a rookie coming off the bench in coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation and saw his minutes begin to increase toward the end of January.Now he's making the most of his opportunity to start with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sidelined.Johnson looks to help the Detroit Pistons win for the third time in four games and even the season series with the host Indiana...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Pacers Preview

Stanley Johnson embraced his role as a rookie coming off the bench in coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation and saw his minutes begin to increase toward the end of January. Now he's making the most of his opportunity to start with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sidelined. Johnson looks to help the Detroit Pistons win for the third time in four games and even the season series with the host...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Turner's Under The Radar Rookie Season

In an alternate universe, where Karl-Anthony Towns stays in school and Kristaps Porzingis plays tennis, everyone in the NBA is drooling over Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers right now. On Monday, he humiliated LeBron James in a way maybe five or six human beings ever have. Two weeks ago, he dropped 31 points on the Golden State Warriors, and Indiana outscored the defending champs...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers trump Nets 114-100

NEW YORK -- C.J. Miles had 27 points, Paul George scored 17 and the Indiana Pacers sent the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight loss, 114-100 on Wednesday night. George Hill added 13 for the Pacers. Brook Lopez had 21 points and Joe Johnson had 20 points and nine assists for the Nets. Indiana opened on a 17-9 run. Brooklyn then missed its first eight shots to start second quarter...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Miles scores 27, Pacers beat Nets 114-100

NEW YORK (AP) C.J. Miles had 27 points, Paul George scored 17 and the Indiana Pacers sent the Brooklyn Nets to their fifth straight loss, 114-100 on Wednesday night. George Hill added 13 for the Pacers. Brook Lopez had 21 points and Joe Johnson had 20 points and nine assists for the Nets. Indiana opened on a 17-9 run. Brooklyn then missed its first eight shots to start second...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' George, Ellis have been much bigger scorers in second half

Though they are both coming off a rough shooting night against Cleveland on Monday, Indiana Pacers stars Paul George and Monta Ellis remain two of the most lethal shooters in the game as crunch time closes in.George was 3 of 15 from the field against the Cavaliers and Ellis was 5 of 18. But the Pacers' top two scorers (George at 23.2 points per game, Ellis at 14.3) have, for the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers-Nets Preview

Paul George admits his diminished role in the Indiana Pacers' offense sometimes disrupts his game and causes him to go against his instincts. Coach Frank Vogel would be inclined to give George the ball more often if he'd simply make more of the shots he's getting now. George looks to bounce back from another off night and help the Pacers deal the host Brooklyn Nets a fifth consecutive...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers Rookie Myles Turner Doesn't Care Who The So-Called "King" Is

Royalty is meant to be revered. It is meant to be respected, honored, and definitely never questioned. However, in today's society we are all about questioning authority figures, and knocking them down a peg or two whenever possible. That is exactly what 19-year old Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner did when "King" James tried to dunk on him Monday night.Not in his house LeBron...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers miss late opportunities, fall 111-106 to Cavs in OT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night.James scored only seven points after halftime, but it was enough to give the Cavaliers their fifth straight win under new coach Tyronn Lue -- and their first win in Indy in six years.George...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night. James only scored seven points after halftime, but it was enough to give the Cavaliers their fifth straight win under new coach Tyronn Lue - and their first win in Indy in six years...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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