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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pacers limp into All-Star Break, Trading Deadline looms

Nate McMillan watches as his team drops a sixth straight game.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — The All-Star break has arrived, and there might not be a single team that needs it more than the Indiana Pacers. After improving to 29-22 with a seven-game winning streak earlier this month, the Pacers head into the break with six straight losses. They were forced to […]

Cavs snap Pacers win streak

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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  “The champions are here, and we’ve got to be at our best.” Those were Nate McMillan’s words before the Pacers hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. For most of the first half, the Pacers were indeed at their best. They led 36-25 after the first quarter, […]

Pacers beat Thunder for seventh straight win

Paul George scored 21 points in the Pacers win over the Thunder.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers entered a critical stretch of their schedule on Monday night, and they passed their first test. After trailing by double-digits in the first half, the Pacers came from behind to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 for their seventh straight win. On a night when […]