Historic half turns into historic collapse for the Pacers

LeBron James is guarded by Paul George in Game 3. (Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  It was the entire Pacers season summed up in one game. One minute, they look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.  The next minute, they look like they forgot how to play basketball. With the chance to make it a series against the […]

Pacers clinch playoff spot, and another date with LeBron

Paul George has scored 20 points or more in 12 straight games.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — It all came down to Game 82. After one of the most up and down seasons you’ll ever see, the Pacers finished the season with five straight wins. And they needed every one of them. The Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 104-86 on Wednesday night, clinching a […]

Paul George sounds off after latest Pacers loss

Paul George scored 37 points in the loss to Minnesota.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  The Pacers have been so good at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season… until recently. A three-game home-stand looked like just what the Pacers needed in a tight playoff race. Instead of taking advantage, the Pacers went 1-2 and now have to play three tough road games in […]

Hill returns, Hayward shines, but Pacers win

Paul George drives on former teammate George Hill. 
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  Gordon Hayward put on a show in his home state. George Hill returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. But the Pacers spoiled their homecoming party with a 107-100 victory. Paul George didn’t make a shot in the 1st half (0-for-8) and struggled for most of the game. But […]

Pacers rebound from debacle in New York

Paul George scored a season-high 39 points in the win over Charlotte.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  One night after scoring just 29 points in the second half, the Pacers put on a show in the second half against the Charlotte Hornets, on way to a 98-77 victory. That’s been the story of the season.  One game, they look lost. The next game, they […]

Smith: Even this Crean supporter believes it’s time for change

Tom Crean.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  Now that the Hoosiers are officially out of the NCAA tournament conversation, all eyes have shifted towards Athletic Director Fred Glass.  The question on everybody’s mind: Will Tom Crean stay, or will he go? For what it’s worth, Glass gave Crean a “vote of confidence” in March of 2015.  […]

Pacers crush Pistons, sweep season series

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points in the Pacers win over Detroit. 
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed playing the Detroit Pistons this season. For just the third time in franchise history, the Pacers completed the season-sweep over Detroit after winning 115-98 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. Returning home from a five-game road trip, the Pacers used a […]

Carrell: Purdue beats Indiana to claim share of Big Ten title

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The only thing better than winning a conference championship is beating your biggest rival to clinch it. Purdue defeated in-state rival Indiana 86-75 on Tuesday night to clinch a share of the Big Ten title. Purdue entered the contest owning a one game lead […]

Rested Pacers return with a bang

Jeff Teague recorded his 14th double-double of the season on Friday night.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been a crazy few weeks for the Indiana Pacers. A six-game losing streak. The All-Star break. The Trade-Deadline filled with rumors and speculation. All three are now history, and the Pacers can simply focus on the final stretch of the season.  They started the final stretch […]

Carrell: Purdue beats up on Michigan State

Keith Carrell

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Blood, sweat, and tears combine for the quintessential makeup of basketball in Indiana at any level. Michigan State Spartans, the traditional Big Ten powerhouse under Tom Izzo, plays with Indiana values. The matchups between the two almost always end up evolving into a clash of […]