March 9, 2013 |
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.
February 28, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS — The game was slipping away from the Clippers, a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter evaporating during an Indiana Pacers surge. But Chris Paul refused to let the Clippers lose. After the lead was sliced to four points, Paul scored the final eight points for his team to lead L.A. to a 99-91 victory over a Pacers team that has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. It was more than Paul's 29 points on 11-for-18 shooting that helped the Clippers win for the seventh time in eight games, more than his six rebounds and eight assists.
February 27, 2013 |
When: 4 PST. Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 41-18, Pacers 36-21. Record vs. Pacers (2011-12): 0-1. Update: The Clippers have won six of their last seven games, by an average of 16.7 points per game. The Pacers have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers have won five consecutive games, by an average of 23.8 points. They have won 10 of their last 12. Danny Granger will be playing in his third consecutive game after sitting out while recovering from knee surgery.
February 27, 2013 |
Wait till next year, long the mantra of sad-sack sports franchises, could have a different meaning for the Clippers and the Indiana Pacers. As in, by 2014 the NBA Finals could be theirs. They got next, if not sooner. Both teams feature a young and emerging core that plays a distinctive style. The Clippers live above the rim with Lob City. The Pacers lead the league in defense and rebounding, an approach that could be called Mob City. "That team is definitely a contender," Clippers guard Chauncey Billups said of the Pacers, "and they're here to stay for a while.
February 2, 2013 |
AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO … 1. OKLAHOMA CITY (35-12) Westbrook blames Sefolosha for five-second violation, global warming. (2) 2. MIAMI (29-14) Ray Allen (scoreless on 0-for-9 shooting) doesn't have game vs. Pacers. (1) 3. SAN ANTONIO (38-11) Popovich could reprise “DNP - Old” for Duncan and Bryant at All-Star game. (3) 4. CLIPPERS (34-14) If Chris Paul isn't available, can alter-ego Cliff come out and play? (4) HOPING THE ACADEMY LOOKS UPON THEM MORE FAVORABLY 5. NEW YORK (30-15)
January 5, 2013 |
MIAMI AT INDIANA : Tuesday, 4 p.m. PST. The Pacers are making something out of what looked like a lost season as recently as early last month. Danny Granger's knee injury may have deprived the team of Fab Four status, but Indiana retains a Paul (George) and a George (Hill) capable of making fans swoon. Miami is still Miami, though LeBron James' bruised right knee has team trainers and worrywarts working overtime. The Eastern Conference player of the month for November and December has no intentions of slowing down, intending to make it three for three with another stellar month.
December 19, 2012 |
It isn't often that the worlds of professional sports and classical music come together in harmonious union. But that is apparently what's happening at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, one of a several U.S. orchestras that has found itself in dire condition this year. The owners of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers announced this week that they have agreed to pledge $750,000 each to the troubled orchestra. The pledges were made as part of the orchestra's fundraising campaign to raise $5 million before Feb. 3. "Just like our Colts, every team can achieve success with a rallying cry from its fans and that time is now for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra," Jim Irsay, owner of the National Football League team, said in a news release.
December 5, 2012 |
Indiana Pacer Danny Granger is looking to complete an off-court move called the house flip. He bought the Hollywood Hills home of "The Vampire Diaries" screenwriter Kevin Williamson four months ago for $3.715 million and recently put it back on the market at $4.195 million. The sleek contemporary, built in 1990, features walls of glass, 15-foot-tall ceilings and wrap-around terraces. Designed for entertaining, the house sits on more than a half-acre with a pool area bar and a swimming pool.
November 27, 2012 |
Despite their difficulties this season, including injured point guards and a coaching change, the Lakers (7-7) are just one game behind the Golden State Warriors and the Clippers for the best record (8-6) in the Pacific Division. The Lakers will have an opportunity to climb in the standings on Tuesday, hosting the Indiana Pacers (6-8) at Staples Center. The Pacers have struggled this season, playing without forward Danny Granger (knee). Though relatively strong at home (4-2), Indiana's performance on the road has been lacking (2-6)
November 27, 2012 |
Now that's how you keep a secret. It looked as if the Princeton offense had returned to Staples Center, unannounced and hush-hush style. The coaches did a nice job of hiding its comeback. Players too. But, no, that was Coach Mike D'Antoni's push-the-pace scheme leading to 33 first-half points Tuesday for the Lakers. On 32.5% shooting. It barely got any better, the Lakers losing to the Indiana Pacers, 79-77, on George Hill's last-second shot. As reporters scrambled for record books to gauge team records for futility, the Lakers tried to work their way out of their jam, slowly, painfully, much like a root canal trying to settle after an agonizing time in the chair.