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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 […]

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 […]

Sanders: Hoosiers, Crean will be OK despite player turnover

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Do IU’s players really dislike Tom Crean? Why are so many transferring?  Is Indiana slipping just when things started to look promising? I don’t think so.  Hoosier fans can settle down and realize that this is all just part of the process, and all these transfers and rumors […]

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 […]