Smith: Letting Lance Stephenson go would be a huge mistake for Pacers

Lance Stephenson might be with the antics. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor A lot of eyes have been glued to Lance Stephenson for much of this crazy season. From his triple-doubles, to his interviews, to his on-court antics, he’s been entertaining to say the least. With free agency looming, the question on everybody’s mind is: Should the Pacers give this guy a […]

Pacers strike first, lead Heat 1-0

Paul George celebrates during Indiana's Game 7 win against Atlanta. By Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By TYLER SMITH
 ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — This series is what we’ve all been waiting for. Pacers. Heat. Eastern Conference finals. Nothing from the season or even playoffs matters anymore. This is now a seven-game season, and one that gives the Pacers a brand new start. So far, so good. The Pacers came out of […]

Pacers-Heat series preview

Miami's LeBron James defends Indiana's Paul George during a regular-season game. Photo by Frank McGrath, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent This is what we’ve been waiting for. All season long, it seemed like an inevitable matchup: the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. Indiana sure made things interesting on their path to this point, but none of it matters anymore. Throw records, statistics and history out […]

Pacers finish Washington, headed to conference finals

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TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent After another home letdown in Game 5, the Pacers knew they were in for a battle going back to Washington for Game 6. They were up for the challenge, winning their fifth straight playoff road game by a score of 93-80 to close out the series. It was another strange series […]

Wizards hammer Pacers to stay alive

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TYLER SMITH 
ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — After winning three straight games in this second-round series, the Pacers looked to be in great shape coming back home with a chance to wrap things up in Game 5. The Wizards had other plans, completely dominating the Pacers on their home floor (something that has become surprisingly normal), […]

Paul George leads Pacers to 3-1 series lead

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TYLER SMITH
 ISL Correspondent Looking at these numbers from Game 4, you wouldn’t think the Pacers would have come out on the winning side: 20 turnovers, two points from the entire bench, outscored 29-11 in the second quarter, and just 19-of-29 from the foul line. Despite all of that, the Pacers put together a huge […]

Pacers take 2-1 series lead

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TYLER SMITH
 ISL Correspondent Coming into Friday’s game, the Pacers were 5-0 in the desperation games, and 0-4 in every other game this postseason. If they were to follow that trend, they would have dropped Game 3 and came back to win Game 4. Instead, the Pacers finally took control of a series, dominating the […]

Hibbert shines, Pacers tie series

Roy Hibbert, shown here against Philadelphia during the regular season, dominated Washington on Wednesday night. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

TYLER SMITH 
ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — When the Pacers’ backs have been up against the wall, they have responded each and every time this postseason. Needing a win to tie up their second-round series, the Pacers were led by none other than Roy Hibbert, who contributed 28 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. On […]

Pacers need Hibbert: That’s a scary fact

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

TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent  As the Pacers prepare for another must-win Game 2 situation, one can’t help but wonder about the mystery known as Roy Hibbert. His slump has reached historic proportions with another zero-point, zero-rebound effort in Game 1. It was the third time in the last four games that Hibbert has failed to […]

Pacers fall in Game 1 against Wiz

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TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Coming into this playoff series, the last time the Washington Wizards won a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse was back in 2007, when it was still called Conseco Fieldhouse. The Wizards showed no fear of that drought as they defeated the Pacers 102-96 to take a 1-0 series lead. […]