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TYLER SMITH ISL CORRESPONDENT INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday night’s Game 2 was a must-win for the Indiana Pacers, and they delivered a huge third quarter to eventually win 101-85 and tie the series at one game apiece. Things didn’t start out so well for Indiana, as the Pacers trailed 38-27 in the second quarter. It was […]

Game 2 Preview: Pacers face must-win situation

Indiana's Evan Turner shoots over Atlanta's Kyle Korver in Game 1. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent The time between Game 1 and Game 2 of the first-round playoff series will probably feel like a month for the Pacers and their fans. They may have an extra day to make some much-needed adjustments, but I would imagine the players would want to get back on the floor as […]

Chapman: Bulls, Heat to meet in East finals; Pacers to fall short

Indiana's Lance Stephenson throws it down early this season against Chicago. Photo by Frank McGrath. Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By JOSHUA CHAPMAN ISL Correspondent Note: Chapman wrote this before Saturday’s games began. Ah, the playoffs are here once again! It is time to crown a champion from the pool of 16. While the West is a gauntlet of great teams, the East (or as some call it, the “Leastern Conference”), presumably has 2 teams […]

Hawks steal Game 1 from Pacers, 101-93

Pero Antic and Atlanta showed no fear against the brash, physical Pacers. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Much discussion has been made all season long about the Pacers gaining home-court advantage in the playoffs. All it took was one game to lose that advantage in the opening series against the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta used a huge third quarter to pull away from Indiana and steal Game […]

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 […]

Kentucky recruit Trey Lyles leads IndyStar.com Indiana All-Stars

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From the IBCA:    Thirteen players, led by Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech, have been selected for the 2014 IndyStar.com Indiana All-Stars.     A 6-foot-10 forward, Lyles collected 117 votes in the Mr. Basketball balloting to capture the top individual honor for the state’s boys basketball players. Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor received 108 votes […]

Calinger: Hard to believe Ultimate Warrior is gone

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By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent With all the focus on character development, story arcs, and dramatic, competitive matches, pro wrestling fans still love the occasional virtual demigod or freak of nature who simply comes down to the ring and runs over or smashes people. It’s what made Andre the Giant such a star and, more […]

Calinger: WrestleMania XXX a disappointment

Orton celebrates his win over Alberto Del Rio at Smackdown in Indianapolis.

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent With all the attention focused on the wrestlers who made WrestleMania the spectacle that it is, it’s easy for the WWE Universe to forget that at the end of the day, WrestleMania is Vince McMahon’s baby. A nationwide event, viewable only live or on closed-circuit TV, was an unbelievably huge […]

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 […]