Silver linings from Paul George’s injury

I don’t have a stomach for these types of things. I only saw it once, and once was enough. And my guess is that once was enough for most people. Which is why I can only imagine what Paul George was feeling lying there on the floor of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las […]


Dissecting Lance Stephenson’s Departure from the Pacers

The immediate feeling was one of shock (“What?”). Then betrayal (“How could he?”). Then anger (“You bastard!”). Then denial (“We’re better off without him anyway”).  That was how I was after finding out that the Indiana Pacers’ top priority for the summer, Lance Stephenson, is not coming back to the team after accepting a 3-year, […]

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Intriguing offseason for Pacers after disappointing finish

If you had said before the season began that the Indiana Pacers would finish with 56 wins, capture the East’s top seed and make the conference finals for the second consecutive year before losing in 6 to the Miami Heat, I think most Pacers fans would not be disappointed. Not necessarily happy, though no one […]

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PG explodes for 37 as Pacers barely edge foul-prone LeBron, Heat

Let’s be honest: the Indiana Pacers should be on vacation right now. Despite being in an elimination game at home against the Heat, who were without Chris Andersen (again) and an “iffy” Ray Allen, the Pacers played horrible, stinky basketball for most of the first half. It was the type of embarrassing stuff we saw […]

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4 Thoughts on Pacers’ game 4 loss

It’s almost too depressing to write about how the Pacers performed in game 4, getting pounded from the outset, getting down by as much as 22, and generally not competing on their way to a 102-90 loss that puts them in a 1-3 hole heading back to Indiana. They have now lost 3 in a […]

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat

Pacers waste hot start, bench play, lose 99-87 to fall down 2-1

It was looking good for a little while in the first quarter when the Indiana Pacers got off to a hot 17-4 start. But complacency and a few frustrating whistles helped Miami get back into it to be down just 21-14 at the end of the first quarter. In the second, the Pacers bench stepped […]

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers

Pacers drop game 2 as series heads to Miami tied 1-1

Hard fought game, but in the end LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were too much down the stretch. Final score 87-83, and the Eastern Conference Finals is tied at 1-1. The teams will get 3 days off and play game 3 on Saturday at 8:30pm ET. The Pacers held a 1-point lead heading in the […]

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Sharp, balanced Pacers take game 1 with 107-96 win

Admit it. You thought there was a good chance the Pacers would lay an egg tonight. But we forgot they were playing Miami, and the Heat always bring out the best in Indiana. The Pacers were in scintillating form tonight while the Heat were passive, and the result was a wire-to-wire 107-96 victory that wasn’t really […]

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2014 East Finals: Do the Pacers stand a chance against the Heat?

So here we are. The Heat vs the Pacers. Indiana vs Miami. The 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. It was what everyone expected at the start of the season and what no one saw coming just a few weeks ago. The two teams have had very different paths up to this point. Both teams struggled […]


West activates Godzilla mode, Pacers KO Wiz in 6

When ordinary beast mode is not enough, it’s time to activate “Godzilla” mode (or “Gojira” mode in Japanese). That’s exactly what David West did tonight, carrying the Pacers on his back and sending them back into the Eastern Conference Finals for a rematch with the Miami Heat. In the third quarter, when the Wizards attempted […]


Pacers tortured in game 5 by Gortat, Wizards

I am speechless. I am without speech. The Indiana Pacers had an opportunity to close out the Washington Wizards in game 5 tonight after going up 3-1 in their second round series. Instead, they go out and lose — wait for it — 102-79(!), trailing by more than 30 at home for the second time […]

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards

Paul George epic as Pacers edge Wiz from 19 down to go up 3-1

Well, it didn’t take long before this optimistic tweet after game 1 came back to haunt me. How quick we jump to conclusions. After coming back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Wizards 95-92, the Indiana Pacers have moved within a single victory of returning to the Eastern Conference Finals, and they will get […]

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Pacers turn back the clock to suffocate Wiz in 85-63 win, lead 2-1

Let’s not carried away here because it’s just one game and the Pacers have only gotten back the home court advantage they lost in game one. But boy is it gratifying to see some Blue Collar, Gold Swagger again tonight in a second half for the ages as the Pacers held the Wizards to a […]

NBA: Playoffs-Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers

Hibbert explodes for 28 and 9 as Pacers tie series at 1-1

Has the curse of Andrew Bynum finally been lifted? On the day the Bynum experiment was officially terminated (ruled out for the rest of the playoffs), Roy Hibbert exploded out of the gate and powered the Pacers to a 86-82 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to tie their series with the Washington Wizards at 1-1. […]

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Pacers lose game 1 to Wiz as struggles continue

I said before the start of the series that the winner of game 1 will probably win the series. The Washington Wizards did that tonight, 102-96, and there’s no reason to doubt they won’t send the Pacers home for a long summer. The final six-point margin was not indicative of how much better the Wizards […]