February 9, 2005 |
Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili, Gilbert Arenas and Rashard Lewis are first-time NBA All-Stars. Jason Kidd and Steve Francis were not chosen at all -- nor were any Sacramento Kings. Six first-timers were among the selections Tuesday, when the NBA announced the reserves for the Feb. 20 game in Denver. Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix and Antawn Jamison of Washington were the other two. The league's coaches chose the reserves.
April 9, 2005 |
Grant Hill's comeback season is over, cut short by a sore left shin. The Orlando Magic forward has experienced pain on and off since being kicked almost six weeks ago, and Hill's stride recently has been thrown off balance. Hill and team officials worry that if he favors the leg, he could re-injure the left ankle that sidelined him for most of the previous four seasons. Hill averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.45 steals this season.
December 9, 2005 |
With stopper Ron Artest sidelined by a right wrist injury, the Indiana Pacers responded by holding the Washington Wizards to 34% shooting in a 111-87 victory Thursday night at Indianapolis. Anthony Johnson and Fred Jones alternated defending Washington's Gilbert Arenas, the NBA's fourth-leading scorer. Arenas came in averaging 28 points, but the Pacers held him to 17 on five-for-18 shooting. Stephen Jackson led the Pacers with 30 points on 13-for-18 shooting.
January 25, 2005 |
Ron Artest practiced with the Indiana Pacers on Monday for the first time in more than two months since he was suspended for the rest of the season for fighting with Detroit Piston fans on Nov. 19. Artest did not comment. Meanwhile, all 10 people charged in the brawl were scheduled to appear today in a Rochester Hills, Mich., courtroom. Pacers facing misdemeanor charges are Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson, David Harrison and Jermaine O'Neal.
November 4, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal was on crutches. Jermaine O'Neal was celebrating. A look at either told the story Thursday night. Miami's O'Neal left after spraining his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter of the Heat's 105-102 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers. Indiana's O'Neal scored 27 points, six in the final three minutes, to help the Pacers recover from wasting a 14-point second-half lead. Shaquille O'Neal landed awkwardly on Ron Artest's foot while rebounding. X-rays were negative.
November 3, 2005 |
Returning after a nearly season-long suspension and booed often, Ron Artest had 16 points, three rebounds and five assists, and the Indiana Pacers began life without Reggie Miller with a 90-78 win over the Orlando Magic. "They were nice boos," Artest said with a smile. "They had to do that because they had nothing else to do. I am not paying attention to it." Artest made four of 14 shots but was tough on defense.
March 28, 2007 |
After kicking Coach Mike Brown out of a team meeting Tuesday morning, LeBron James had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers, 105-94, at Indianapolis to clinch a playoff berth. Cleveland also pulled to within 2 1/2 games of Detroit for the top seeding in the Eastern Conference. Jermaine O'Neal led Indiana with 32 points.
April 30, 2006 |
Michael Redd is teaching the Milwaukee Bucks how to win in the playoffs, and it's a formula the Detroit Pistons know well -- poise, persistence and prolific shooting. Redd scored 40 points and T.J. Ford had a career-high 15 assists to lead the Bucks to their first home playoff victory over the Pistons in 30 years, 124-104, on Saturday night. The Bucks shot 60% and set a season high for points by an opponent against the Pistons, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series, 2-1.
March 31, 2006 |
Shawn Marion scored 29 points, Steve Nash added 15 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Indiana Pacers, 114-104, Thursday night in Indianapolis to end a two-game losing streak. Peja Stojakovic scored 25 points for the Pacers, who lost for the sixth time in eight games and played again without Jermaine O'Neal while suffering additional injuries. O'Neal was inactive after aggravating his groin injury earlier this week.
May 30, 2004 |
The pressure is mounting with the Eastern Conference finals between Indiana and Detroit tied at two games each. Pacer Coach Rick Carlisle insists the heat is on Detroit because the Pistons made two moves -- firing Carlisle for new Coach Larry Brown and trading for Rasheed Wallace -- in an effort to get to the NBA Finals. "Right now, I don't feel like the pressure is on us at all," Carlisle said after practice on Saturday. "Their season rides on them making it to the next step.