Game 5 only verifies that the Indiana Pacers have ZERO chance in the series

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Paul George had 37 points and six steals to help the Indiana Pacers erase a nine point halftime deficit, but did their win do anything more than delay the inevitable for 48 hours?

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Top 3 Player Matchups of the Eastern Conference Finals

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The Miami Heat have taken control over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. In fact, LeBron James and Co. have had a much easier trip than initially expected up to now. As the series move on, it is interesting to examine the top three players’ matchups of this series. Let’s break down. [Read more…]

The Indiana Pacers should be proud of nothing

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I’m sure every Indiana Pacers fan is thrilled that their team made it through to the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs with Saturday’s 92-80 win over the Atlanta Hawks. But neither the team’s players nor their fans should be very excited. [Read more…]

Will The Pacers –Heat Rivalry Be Determined By Greg Oden And Andrew Bynum?

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During the 2013 playoffs we all saw how close the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers were. The defending champs only managed to crack the Pacers’ resistance in Game 7 and they did that with much difficulty. Every NBA fan is eagerly waiting to see the rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. The two teams made sure to perform several moves, strengthen their armor as they get ready for the final battle.

Andrew Bynum is the latest piece of the puzzle for Frank Vogel’s group. But will he have a determining role in the outcome of the game? And could we say the same for Miami Heat’s reborn center, Greg Oden?

As things look at the moment, this battle goes above and beyond just Oden and Bynum. Let’s see why.

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Indiana Pacers – One Of The Strongest Teams For The Title This Season

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Everyone expected the Indiana Pacers to emerge as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season. However, even the most optimistic fan of the team couldn’t imagine such a magical start in the 2013-2014 campaign. 10 games into the season, the Pacers have only lost once, from the Chicago Bulls and they are still playing without their former best player, Danny Granger. So, things could get even better for Indiana as the season moves forward.

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Indiana Pacers push Miami Heat to brink in Game 7

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Having exceeded everyone’s expectations of them except their own, having pushed the defending NBA champion Miami Heat to the precipice, the Indiana Pacers find themselves with a remarkable opportunity tonight at American Airlines Arena.

One win in Miami, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, for a trip to the franchise’s first NBA Finals since 2000.

It’s funny; the Pacers felt as if they shouldn’t have had much to prove and yet they did (as center Roy Hibbert elaborated in a post-Game 6 press conference that got him fined $75,000). Now, having knotted the Heat at three games apiece at the end of this semifinal series, the vibe is that this Pacers team has proven its mettle to the public. Indiana’s only remaining task is to prove to itself it can win tonight’s monumental matchup. [Read more…]

Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson must be “Born Ready”

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Lance Stephenson went by the nickname “Born Ready” as one of the nation’s top high-school basketball players and one of the most decorated New York prep products.

Often times, during his one year at Cincinnati and his first two seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson made folks wonder if the “Born Ready” tag was purely hype and little substance amid instances of immaturity and lack of production.

However, with Danny Granger sidelined for virtually the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury, the 6-6 Stephenson capitalized on the opportunity at starter’s minutes, and he put a huge exclamation on his remarkable improvement last Saturday with a 25-point, 10-rebound effort (including a clutch nine-point fourth quarter) to lead the Pacers to a series-clinching Game 6 victory over the New York Knicks and a date with the Miami Heat in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals, which begin with today’s Game 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Miami.

That Game 6 performance suggested Stephenson indeed may have been “Born Ready.” The Pacers hope that’s the case regardless, but it very well might be key to their chances at defeating Miami and earning a trip to their first NBA Finals since 2000.

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Paul George plays like an All-Star for Indiana Pacers against East elite

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We’ve been hearing since Paul George’s rookie season in 2010-11 that he could be the Indiana Pacers’ No. 1 guy and even a NBA-wide star.

It appears George is approaching — or already has approached — that status.

With stellar performances in back-to-back wins against the East’s first- and second-place teams, the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks (albeit without Carmelo Anthony), George is making the basketball world take notice of his marked improvement as a game changer on both offensive and defensive ends of the floor. [Read more…]

Indiana Pacers open season without Danny Granger

The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer.

What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often.

Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That leaves Indiana without its top scorer each of the past five seasons for now, starting with tonight’s season opener at Toronto.

How will the Pacers look to compensate for Granger’s loss, however long it might last?

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Indiana Pacers need better bench play to take next step

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

Since the Chicago Bulls are without Derrick Rose, the Indiana Pacers become the new team to beat in the Central Division.  Indy made a major leap last season but do they have enough to reach the next level in the Eastern Conference?

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Celtics sign SG-Jason Terry, Pacers re-sign PG-George Hill

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Celtics sign SG-Jason Terry to 3-year, $15.7 million deal
The Celtics starting five played exceptionally well this season but Boston lacked any real scoring pop off their bench.  Enter Jason Terry.  One of the top bench scorers in the NBA the past few seasons, The Jet will provide that punch especially if Ray Allen ends up signing elsewhere. The C’s still want to bring Allen back but if they are unable to, Terry serves as a solid replacement.

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Indiana Pacers have in-house business to take care this off-season

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Larry Bird has done a tremendous job in building the Indiana Pacers back to a contender in the Eastern Conference.  The team was very active last off-season in signing free agent David West and trading for George Hill.  Even though the Pacers are experiencing a bit of a front office shake-up, they have some in-house business to take care of this off-season by re-signing Hill and Roy Hibbert.

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