Another comeback attempt falls short for the Pacers

George Hill scored 14 points in the Pacers loss to Sacramento.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Sacramento Kings came into tonight’s game having lost eight straight contests. Right from the opening tip, they looked like a team on a mission to end that slump. They started on fire, and built a lead as high as 23 points at one point in the game. […]

Hoosiers survive, top Rutgers

The Hoosiers improved to 6-3 in conference play with a win over Rutgers.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — After playing five of their first eight conference games on the road, the Hoosiers were happy to be back at Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon.  That didn’t guarantee a win, however, as there is no such thing as an easy win in the Big Ten Conference.  Their opponent, […]

Area 55 still going strong in its 5th season

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Years ago, Pacers center Roy Hibbert wanted to help bring fan excitement back to the Indiana Pacers.  The city was still in a long recovery process after the brawl in Detroit, and years of losing basketball.  The Pacers were barely noticed for many years in the shadow of the Indianapolis […]

Losses piling up for the Pacers

David West had 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a loss to the Raptors.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — This has been a season of streaks for the Indiana Pacers. They started 1-6, then went 6-3, 1-10, 7-4, and now 1-8. Add those numbers up, and you get a record of 16-31.  The two stretches of good basketball have been overshadowed by the longer stretches of poor […]

Pacers drop another close game

Damjan Rudez scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday night.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers lost 26 games all of last season.  At the halfway point of this season, they have already matched that total. Injuries and close losses have plagued this season, and Friday was no exception.  Andre Drummond made a tip-in with 0.3 seconds left, giving the Detroit […]

Pacers beat Celtics in overtime- Second unit stays hot

C.J. Miles led the second unit with 17 points in the Pacers win over Boston.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The first home game after a Western road trip is always a tough challenge. The Pacers met the challenge, winning in overtime over the Boston Celtics 107-103 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was their first overtime win of the season in three tries. It wasn’t just cold outside […]

Pacers end 2014 with a victory over Miami

George Hill slams home a highlight reel dunk in the win over Miami.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — A lot has changed since last season for both the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Both rosters look quite different from the rosters that took center stage in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals match-up. Nevertheless, the intensity of the games between these two clubs is still high.  […]

Pacers comeback falls just short

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers have made a habit of coming back from large deficits this season. Unfortunately, they have still fallen short in many of those games.  That was the case once again tonight, and this one probably stung the most.  After going on a 21-2 run in the 4th […]

George Hill sparks Pacers win in his return

George Hill scored 15 points to lead the Pacers over New Orleans.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers received an early Christmas present on Tuesday night: The return of point guard George Hill.  Though he came off the bench and was limited to 21 minutes of action, Hill still led the Pacers with 15 points on way to an impressive 96-84 victory over the […]

Pacers losing streak reaches eight

Rodney Stuckey contributed 14 points and also grabbed 14 rebounds in the Pacers loss on Saturday. 
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the good news: The Pacers won three quarters on Saturday night. Here’s the bad news: It still wasn’t enough.  The Portland Trail Blazers had a monster 2nd quarter, outscoring the Pacers 36-15 which led them to a 95-85 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers have now […]