East Finals Preview: Can the Pacers upset the Heat?

I waited a couple of days for the dust to settle after that New York series to ponder whether the Indiana Pacers have a leigitmate shot at upsetting the defending NBA champs Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals this year. I have not yet seen a single expert daring to pick the Pacers in […]


Pacers KO Knicks in 6! Bring on the Heat!

They're back, baby! The Indiana Pacers broke free of my jinx for the second straight round by beating the New York Knicks 106-99 tonight, finishing off the series in 6 games and heading into the Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. Yes, for the first time ever, I have correctly predicted two Pacers series in […]

Pacers lose ugly game 5 without George HIll

This game was so ugly that I don't really want to talk about it. Even Grantland did a write up of how comical it was at times (yikes). All that needs to be said is that George Hill was out with a concussion suffered against Tyson Chandler in game 5, the Pacers had to start […]

Pacers take commanding 3-1 lead over NY

As an eternal pessimist, I was convinced the New York Knicks were going to put up another spectacular 30-2 run to tie this series at 2-2. And I also knew if they did that, the series was likely to go 7 where the odds would be on the Knicks side. But like they have done […]

Hibbert dominates, Pacers lead Knicks 2-1

I was very concerned about how the Indiana Pacers were going to respond back home after the way they ended game 2 in New York, where they were blown out 105-79 following an insane 30-2 run. Well, the guy many thought was not mentally tough enough to guide the Pacers to a series win turned […]

Knicks use 30-2 run to pummel Pacers, even series at 1-1

Not much to say except that the Knicks have a superstar in Carmelo Anthony, and the Pacers do not. Carmelo caught fire in the second half en route to 32 points. The Pacers could not defend and could not score. A 30-2 followed and the Knicks turn a tight game into a 105-79 laugher in […]

Pacers steal game 1 at the Garden behind balanced effort

I thought they could do it but didn't expect they would. But game one is usually the best time to steal a game and the Pacers did it against the Knicks tonight with a stellar 102-95 victory in which they led by as much as 16 points. The Pacers are solid at home but I […]

Second round preview: Pacers vs Knicks

So for once my series prediction was right. The Indiana Pacers disposed of the Atlanta Hawks in 6 games to advance to the second round against the New York Knicks, who salvaged a 3-0 series lead by downing the Celtics, also in 6. Win or lose, I'm super excited about this series. I grew up […]

Pacers pound Hawks in must-win game 5, take 3-2 series lead

The first round series between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks has so far been dominated by the home team, which is why game 5 is so pivotal. Fortunately, after two stinkers in Atlanta, the Pacers turned it up a notch and got back to the type of play in March that made people […]

Pacers struggle again as Hawks even series at 2-2

The Pacers looked like they were ready to take a 3-1 series lead back to Indiana, but after going up 21-14 in the 1st quarter they allowed the Hawks to score 8-straight points to close out the quarter and take a 22-21 lead. From there, things just fell apart as Josh Smith dominated and boosted […]

Pacers disgusting in loss to Hawks, lead cut to 2-1

When you shoot 27% from the field and commit 22 turnovers, I guess a 21-point loss is not that bad. I knew the Pacers were in for a tough game after having not won in Atlanta since December 2006, but I had expected the game to be a little closer than the 90-61 stinker I […]

Pacers batter Hawks for 2-0 lead

I honestly expected it to be closer. The Pacers felt like they could have had a letdown game against the Hawks in the second game of their first round series, but newly annointed MIP Paul George and the Pacers responded to the pressure by powering to a 113-98 victory. George updated his career playoff high […]

Paul George, NBA Most Improved Player 2013

Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George has officially been crowned the NBA's Most Improved Player for 2013. The 6'9" third-year forward, who made his first All-Star appearance this year, averaged a team-high 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals (compared to 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals last year), while also […]

Pacers hammer Hawks in game 1 behind PG24’s triple-double

Paul George is back! Well, kind of. PG24 still couldn't hit a shot from the field, finishing just 3-13 from the field, but the third-year All-Star made up for it from the line, going 17-18, and finishing with a triple-double by adding 11 rebounds and 12 assists. The spectacular stat sheet stuffer powered the Pacers […]


First Round Preview: Pacers vs Hawks

The Indiana Pacers (49-32), the Eastern Conference's 3rd seed, will take on the Atlanta Hawks (44-38), the 6th seed, in the first game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday afternoon. The two teams split the 4 regular season meetings this season, with Atlanta winning the first two in November and December […]