February 1, 2014 |
Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum, traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers and cut by the Chicago Bulls last month, has been signed by the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers, who have the best record in the NBA at 35-10 -- three games better in the Eastern Conference than the two-time champion Miami Heat -- announced the deal on Saturday morning. No terms of the contract were released. “We are obviously happy to have him join our team,” said Larry Bird, the Pacers' president of basketball operations, in a statement on the team's website.
January 28, 2014 |
Last year, the Indiana Pacers (34-9) emerged as a playoff contender. More than halfway through the 2013-14 season, the Pacers have the best overall record in the NBA. Injuries have helped push the Lakers near the bottom of the standings at 16-29. The Lakers are coming off a seven-game road trip, losing their last four and finishing the trip 2-5. Indiana holds teams to an NBA-best 90.2 points a game. The Lakers allow a league-high 106.1. Once again, the Lakers will play without Kobe Bryant (knee)
January 27, 2014 |
VS. INDIANA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 16-29; Pacers 34-9. Record vs. Pacers (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Pacers easily lead the league in fewest points allowed, surrendering a minuscule 90.2 a game. There's only one thing that could make this matchup worse - if the game were at Indiana. The Pacers have the NBA's best record, though they're somewhat more susceptible on the road (13-8)
January 18, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The Clippers knew that facing one of the elite teams in the NBA in the Indiana Pacers would require them to execute at all costs. The Clippers failed to execute far too often, leading to a 106-92 defeat to the Pacers on Saturday night. Against a Pacers team that has the best record in the NBA at 32-7 and now has a 21-1 home record, the Clippers couldn't afford to play a lesser brand of basketball. But they did. They shot 39.8% from the field, 25% (five for 20)
January 16, 2014 |
Indiana police said Thursday that they had not yet determined a motive for the gunman who shot and killed a store employee and shopper at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart before he was killed by officers. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Shawn Walter Bair , "may have had some type of relationship with the victims or the store" but they are still investigating, State Police Sgt. Trent Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Video surveillance shows Bair entering the store about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, wandering the aisles and peering at his cellphone before opening fire about 10:05 p.m., Smith said.
January 11, 2014 |
Nice to see you too Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe , to the media gathering around his locker after a loss to the Toronto Raptors: "You guys are gonna aggravate me tonight, huh?" Parental guidance Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng , on the difficulties caused by the trade that forced him to leave the Chicago Bulls, the only NBA team he had known: "My mom doesn't really understand being traded. To me, that was one of the hardest things I had to do, explain to her that the organization that I've been with for nine years no longer wanted me there.
January 11, 2014 |
RANKINGS, COMMENTS THROUGH SATURDAY PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA 1. INDIANA (29-7) ABC doesn't want Pacers in the Finals even with 141% local TV ratings jump. (2) 2. SAN ANT. (28-8) Spurs lead West but have ground to make up in Texas (0-2 versus Rockets). (5) CORNER ROOM AT THE W 3. MIAMI (27-10) Heat receives anti-flopping warning after losses to Knicks, Nets. (1) 4. OKLA. CITY (28-9) Thunder starting to wear down with Kevin Durant continually going one on five.
January 5, 2014 |
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors. Schools canceled Monday classes because of the subzero cold, with parts of Minnesota expecting overnight lows of 30 below zero. That didn't count the wind chill, which makes the cold even more dangerous. The National Weather Service said in a statement that wind chills in some places could reach minus 65 - temperatures at which exposed skin will get frostbitten within 10 minutes.
January 4, 2014 |
If the NBA playoffs started Sunday, they would include one team five games below .500, two other teams with losing records at home and a fourth team that has gone 0-5 in its division. In what kind of an insane realm does this mishmash of mediocrity qualify as success, and where do the Lakers sign up? It's called the Eastern Conference, with membership confined to mostly poor, huddled masses yearning to wheeze free. Eleven of the 15 teams have losing records. Toronto's 16-15 record is good enough to lead the awful Atlantic Division, where the second-place team will probably be high in the draft lottery.