Bynum debuts as Pacers beat Celtics, snap skid

No one's expecting the Pacers to turn the corner overnight, but today's 94-83 win over the Boston Celtics is certainly a move in the right direction, and at least halts heir season-high 4-game losing streak. The final score was not indicative of how close this game was, as the Celts closed within a single point […]

Pacers end 2013 by downing Cavs and reclaiming NBA’s best record

It looked a little worrying for a while, but the Indiana Pacers put together a suffocating defensive effort in the fourth quarter before eventually pulling away from the Cleveland Cavaliers to cruise to a 91-76 victory in their final game of 2013. The win gives the Pacers a 25-5 record to end the year, the […]

Pacers handle Nets easily again; Granger looking better

I was a little concerned about tonight's game against the Nets. The Pacers had beaten them easily in their previous game 5 days ago (103-86) in Brooklyn, and the long layoff plus the revenge factor for Brooklyn meant a potential letdown game. But to the Pacers' credit, they didn't overlook the Nets and cruised to […]

Pacers clobber Nets; Rondo trade?

Move on. Nothing to see here. After a bit of a slow start, the Indiana Pacers turned it up at both ends and killed the struggling Brooklyn Nets 103-86 to pick up their third consecutive blowout win and maintain their 1.5-game lead in the East over the Miami Heat (who really should have lost to […]

Pacers cream Celts in Stevens’ return

No fairytale for ex-Butler coach Brad Stevens this time. Not much to say here except that the Pacers were too big, too strong, too good for Stevens' Celtics, running away with a 106-79 drubbing that actually felt more dominant than the final score suggested. Paul George led the way with 24 points and 5 rebounds, […]

Pacers annihilate Rockets in Granger’s return

Staring down the barrel of a third consecutive loss, the Indiana Pacers played angry on Friday night and crushed the Houston Rockets — a team that beat them handidly twice in the preseason — by 33, coincidentally, the jersey number of Danny Granger, who returned to regular season action for the first time in what […]

Pacers lose to Heat but build confidence for playoffs

The final score reads 97-94, Miami over Indiana. On paper, the Pacers squandered an 11-point half time lead and 5-point advantage heading into the final period, the first time they've lost all season with a lead after three quarters. It gives them their first consecutive loss of the season and drops them to 20-5, just […]

Pacers fall to Pistons to suffer first home loss

The Indiana Pacers just didn't have it tonight, and the Detroit Pistons simply wanted it a lot more. The result? A 101-96 loss at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, handing the Pacers their first home defeat of the season and dropping them to 20-4. It also means the Pacers are no longer "the best team in the […]

Pacers (20-3) edge Bobcats, eye franchise win record

Finally, I am back home, so allow me to quickly recap how the Pacers have been doing the last week or two (as if you don't know already). So after that loss to the Blazers where Paul George scored 43, the Pacers went to Utah and won 95-86 in a game that was harder than […]

No more doubting: Paul George is a superstar

Paul George, at 23 years of age, declared that he was preparing to be the number one guy on the Pacers shortly after Indiana was dumped by the Miami Heat in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a noble and commendable goal, but I was skeptical that George, as good as he […]

Pacers take 15-1 record on killer West coast trip

First of all, apologies for the lack of updates over the last week or so — I'm overseas and don't have regular access to internets or time. But I have been following the Pacers and I continue to be surprised at just how good the team is after the first month and a bit of […]

Pacers embarrassed by Bulls to suffer first loss of season

The Chicago Bulls not only ended the Indiana Pacers' 9-game winning streak to start the regular season, they did it in emphatic style. The final score of 110-94 actually made the game looks closer than it actually was, as the Bulls led by 11 by the end of the first, 25 at the half and more […]

Pacers smash shorthanded Bucks extend unbeaten start to 9-0

Not much to say here. The Bucks were shorthanded with only 7 or 8 guys available to play, and they've been struggling. The Pacers, apart from missing Danny Granger, appear healthy and are on a tear. And they were playing at home after a 3-day rest. The result was a 104-77 laugher which the Pacers […]

Pacers pound Grizzlies for 8-0 start; Stephenson triple-double

I could really get used to this. Playing their 5th game in 7 nights against their Western Conference doppelganger, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Indiana Pacers ended up having their easiest night of the season by cruising to a 95-79 victory, upping their league-leading undefeated record to 8-0. The Pacers pretty much led the whole way […]

Pacers clip Nets, 7-0 baby!

This Indiana Pacers team just continues to impress, exceeding all my modest expectations so far this season. Of course, no one should get carried away with a 7-game winning streak at the start of the season, but when the Pacers' goal is to be the No. 1 seed in the East (and perhaps the entire […]