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 […]

Weber: Pacers and other NBA Playoffs predictions

Gold Swagger 2013. Photo by Cliff Brunt.

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent We all know how much the Indiana Pacers have struggled recently, but if there is any other team that has struggled about just as much heading into the NBA Playoffs, it’s the Atlanta Hawks. Certainly, Indiana’s struggles have been more public across the country, but the 12-13 record since March […]

Weber: Who can the Pacers trust heading into the playoffs?

Pacers coach Frank Vogel is looking for answers heading into the playoffs.

By ROSS WEBER ISL Correspondent Who can the Pacers trust? Who would have thought the season would turn out this way? Many different outcomes were possible: a regression to the mean, major injuries to cause the team to struggle, or the worst case scenario _ what’s happened to the Knicks this year. But this, from […]

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


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 […]

Pacers beat Heat, likely seize tiebreaker


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


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


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 […]

Bynum shines as Pacers snap losing streak


By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Bynum’s debut might just have come at the perfect time. The Pacers entered Tuesday’s game on a four-game losing streak and were in need of some kind of spark. Bynum provided just that, muscling his way to eight points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. Perhaps […]