Pacers vs. Hawks: Round 1 preview

Roy Hibbert's mental state bears watching in Indiana's playoff run. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent In a rematch of last season’s first round, it’s the Pacers and Hawks. Top-seeded Indiana led the Eastern Conference for most of the season, while Atlanta has the only losing record among the 16-team playoff field. Before Saturday’s opener, let’s take a look inside the matchup: Keys to the Series: Pacers- […]

Pacers beat Thunder, eye home-court

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Tyler Smith ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Have you heard enough about the No. 1 seed yet? Rarely has a playoff seed ever been talked about as much as this one has all season long. In a matter of one week, the Pacers seemingly conceded the Eastern Conference’s top seed for rest, got it back after […]

Pacers’ slide keeps getting worse

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Despite all of the struggles of late, this week was a golden opportunity for the Pacers to get the “Gold Swagger” back, and reclaim their stamp on the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They were scheduled to face Atlanta at home, Milwaukee on the road and then […]

Pacers dominated by Spurs in 103-77 loss

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — For the sixth straight game, the Pacers shot under 40 percent and scored less than 90 points. An offense struggling that much was no match for the league’s hottest team, the San Antonio Spurs. After an emotional win over the Miami Heat, the Pacers have dropped three straight, […]

Pacers beat Heat, likely seize tiebreaker

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — It has been a struggle of late for both the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Wednesday’s head-to-head showdown was viewed as a great opportunity for one of these teams to break out of its slump. In another defensive battle, the Pacers protected their home court and came out […]

Wednesday’s Heat vs. Pacers showdown may decide East’s top seed

Pacers-Heat is the anticipated Eastern Conference finals matchup. Photo by Frank McGrath, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent This is the time of the season when teams would like to turn it up a notch and be playing their best basketball heading into the postseason. Both the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are waiting for that turning point. Each team is just 5-7 in their last 12 games. […]

Pacers get much-needed win, 91-79 over Bulls

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS —  After a frustrating night in New York on Wednesday, several Pacers players sounded off on the lack of team ball in recent games.  Tonight, the team ball returned as the Pacers put together 27 assists and a solid defensive effort for a 91-79 victory over Chicago at Bankers […]

Pacers win fourth straight, 99-90 over Philly

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. The Pacers held off the 76ers 99-90 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to win their fourth straight. It was win No. 50 on the season. The last time the Pacers won 50-plus games was in 2003-04. After the game, Frank Vogel […]

Bynum shines as Pacers snap losing streak

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Bynum’s debut might just have come at the perfect time. The Pacers entered Tuesday’s game on a four-game losing streak and were in need of some kind of spark. Bynum provided just that, muscling his way to eight points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. Perhaps […]

Smith: Not quite time to panic about Pacers yet

Pacers-Heat is the anticipated Eastern Conference finals matchup. Photo by Frank McGrath, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent Game 7 in Indianapolis. That has been the goal for the Indiana Pacers all year long — to get a possible Game 7 against Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals to be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers responded to that goal with a 33-7 start. Since then, however, the […]