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June 2, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Pacers center Roy Hibbert, a budding superstar who helped his team force a deciding Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat with a 91-76 victory Saturday night in Indianapolis, has issued an apology for using a gay slur during his postgame news conference. Hibbert, a defensive force at 7-foot-2 who is becoming a presence on offense, followed a question from a reporter about LeBron James by responding, "no homo. " He later dropped an f-bomb when asked why he thought he finished so low in the media voting for the NBA's defensive player of the year.
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April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Just kidding! No way are the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat as bad as they've looked the last six weeks, when the presumed Eastern Conference finalists resembled teams that couldn't get out of the first round of their local rec-league playoffs. Three-peat? The Heat has had trouble winning three games in a row since early March. Indiana has gone 10-13 since March 4, failing to top 100 points 17 times and stumbling its way to that regrettable 23-point first half against Atlanta.
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November 30, 2013
Clippers vs. Indiana When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 12-5; Pacers 15-1. Record vs. Pacers (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Clippers are second in the NBA in scoring (106.6). But they will face a Pacers team that gives up the fewest points (85.6), assists (15.5) and shooting percentage (38.7%) in the NBA. Indiana also has the league's best record and one of the top players in forward Paul George, who is averaging 23.6 points per game.
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April 13, 2014 | By Ira Winderman
WASHINGTON -- What became apparent with Saturday night's Miami Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks came into sharper focus Sunday: The Heat likely will enter the NBA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With Sunday's 102-97 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers reduced their magic number to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East to one: either a win in their Wednesday season finale on the road against the Orlando Magic or a Heat loss Monday at the Verizon Center against the Washington Wizards or Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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November 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
INDIANA AT CLIPPERS When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday. TV: Prime Ticket. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has said he wants to go for it. Pacers center Roy Hibbert has tweeted a similar desire. An NBA title? Well, of course they would like that, but the big men have also expressed a strong yearning to win the league's defensive-player-of-the-year award. Hibbert ranks second in the league with 3.8 blocked shots per game and Jordan is fifth with 2.3. It probably also helps Hibbert's cause that the Pacers are holding opponents to a league-low 85.6 points a game and have yielded 100 points only once, to the Chicago Bulls.
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May 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS 1. Miami vs. 3. Indiana Season series: Pacers, 2-1. Key stat: Miami leads the NBA in field-goal accuracy during the playoffs, making 49.1% of its shots, while holding opponents to a league-low 40.9% shooting. Outlook: As usual, the drama between these teams started before the series opener. Indiana Coach Frank Vogel irritated Miami with his comment about the Heat's being "just the next team that's in our way," one year after he accused Miami's players of being the NBA's most egregious floppers.
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July 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Indiana Pacers, who took the two-time reigning NBA champion Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals last spring, are fortifying their front line by trading for versatile and durable big man Luis Scola of the Phoenix Suns. Scola, a 6-foot-9 power forward, would be added to a lineup that includes a budding star in 7-2 center Roy Hibbert and a former All-Star in 6-9 power forward David West. [ Update, 12:35 p.m. : The Pacers are sending 6-8 guard-forward Gerald Green, 6-11 forward Miles Plumlee and a conditional 2014 first-round draft pick to Phoenix for Scola, a sixth-year player from Argentina who has appeared in 82 games in four seasons and all 66 in a lockout-shortened season.]
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November 7, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The Indiana Pacers need to find a long-term replacement for Danny Granger. Team officials announced Wednesday that the one-time All-Star forward is expected to miss up to three months after receiving an injection in his left knee to treat patellar tendinosis. Losing Granger for an extended period is a big blow for a team that entered this season hoping to contend for an Eastern Conference title. He was the Pacers' top scorer last season (18.7 points) and is typically their first option in late-game situations too. Granger originally hurt the knee during May's playoff run. Coach Frank Vogel said the soreness dissipated for a while, then returned while Granger was working out during the off-season.
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December 7, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
MIAMI AT INDIANA When: 4 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: None. The ever-evolving Paul George has helped the Pacers compile the NBA's best record and stands as a possible threat to LeBron James' winning a fifth most-valuable-player award. The Heat has suffered through some early-season three-peat malaise during recent losses to Detroit and Chicago, both without Dwyane Wade. No matter what happens during the teams' four regular-season meetings, this rivalry is almost assured to be continued in the playoffs.
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March 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 99 - Pacers 93 (Final) The Lakers muscled out arguably their best win of the season, defeating the Pacers in Indiana, 99-93. Kobe Bryant got through a quarter on a severely sprained ankle he suffered Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but couldn't play after 12 scoreless minutes. His teammates came through with contributions from some unlikely sources. Steve Blake (18 points) and Antawn Jamison (17) contributed 35 off the bench, both hitting crucial shots against a tough Indiana squad.
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March 15, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers had a loss for the record book Saturday night. Mike Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win at Philadelphia, sending the 76ers to a franchise record-tying 20th consecutive loss. They can set the team mark with a loss Monday night at Indiana. The 76ers also lost 20 straight games from Jan. 9 to Feb. 11, 1973, on their way to a 9-73 record, still the worst season in NBA history. The league record for consecutive losses in a season is 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.
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March 12, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics. What should make the Pacers feel even more optimistic about Bynum is the fact that he didn't obliterate his team's legendary chemistry nor did he experience a recurrence of the knee soreness that has made him one of the NBA's biggest busts over much of the last two years.
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February 25, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
While the Lakers (19-37) have the worst record in the Western Conference, the Indiana Pacers (42-13) are not only tops in the Eastern Conference, but in the entire NBA. Indiana plays stifling defense, holding teams to a league-best 90.9 points a night. Though the Pacers score only 98.8 a game, their point differential of 7.9 is unmatched. Although the Lakers score at a decent clip (100.6 a game), they allow 105.9 -- worst in the West. Indiana recently acquired guard Evan Turner from the Philadelphia 76ers for veteran Danny Granger.
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February 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
INDIANAPOLIS - The relationship between Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni, an uneasy truce in recent months, took a turn for the worse Tuesday. It spilled over after the Lakers were pounded by the Indiana Pacers, 118-98, a promising first half tumbling into a predictable, if not inevitable, ending for the Lakers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Gasol was irritated with teammates putting up too many one-on-one shots and bothered by D'Antoni's small-ball lineup, which pitted the slender Wesley Johnson against power forward David West.
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February 24, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Lakers tonight AT INDIANA When: 4 PST. Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 19-37; Pacers 42-13. Record vs. Pacers: 0-1. Update: Indiana has the NBA's best record and allows a league-best 90.9 points a game. The Pacers are 26-3 at home, their lone losses to Detroit, Phoenix and Dallas. The Lakers shot only 39% in a 104-92 loss to Indiana last month at Staples Center.
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February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A. Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement. Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo and Harrison Barnes all remained with their respective teams. Only two former All-Stars - Danny Granger and Antawn Jamison - changed addresses, and their heydays came last decade. Theories abounded as to what caused the inertia.
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March 9, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
INDIANA AT MIAMI 3 p.m. PDT Sunday. TV: None. Winners of 17 consecutive games, Miami is wiping away some of its smudges from earlier in the season while it cleans up on the rest of the NBA. Last week, the Heat posted a resounding comeback victory against New York after previously suffering a pair of 20-point defeats against the Knicks. Now the Heat looks to improve on its 0-2 record against Indiana, widely perceived as the only realistic challenger to the defending NBA champions in the Eastern Conference.
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April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Just kidding! No way are the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat as bad as they've looked the last six weeks, when the presumed Eastern Conference finalists resembled teams that couldn't get out of the first round of their local rec-league playoffs. Three-peat? The Heat has had trouble winning three games in a row since early March. Indiana has gone 10-13 since March 4, failing to top 100 points 17 times and stumbling its way to that regrettable 23-point first half against Atlanta.
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February 1, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are well-represented throughout the NBA. On Saturday, former Lakers center Andrew Bynum signed with the Indiana Pacers. Guard Shannon Brown, who won two titles with Bynum and the Lakers, also signed a 10-day contract on Saturday with the San Antonio Spurs. On Friday night, the Lakers fell to the Charlotte Bobcats, 110-100, a team armed with four ex-Lakers. In total, 14 former Lakers are under contract with other teams -- more if training camp invites and traded draft picks are included: Charlotte Bobcats: Ramon Sessions, Josh McRoberts, Jannero Pargo and Chris Douglas-Roberts (training camp invite)
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