Pacers’ Vogel, Oklahoma City’s Brooks earn February coaching awards

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From the NBA: NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 – The Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Scott Brooks today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. Vogel led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference’s best record in February at 7-2 (.778).  […]

Hill’s career night leads Pacers over Cavs

George Hill recorded his first career triple-double on Friday night in the win over Cleveland.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have been a different team this season when George Hill has been on the court. Though this entire year has been defined by the absence of Paul George, you can’t overlook the significance of the injuries to George Hill. Hill contributed his first career triple-double […]

Pacers fall to Spurs- Popovich wins number 1,000

George Hill attempts the game-winner but misses. 
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After their first three-game winning streak of the season, the Pacers had to go through the NBA Champion Spurs to continue their winning ways. The opportunity was there with a 14-point lead in the second half, but the machine from San Antonio got the job done late. They […]

Pacers snap Cleveland’s 12 game win streak

David West had 20 points and 13 rebounds in the Pacers win over Cleveland.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Ever since Larry Bird spoke about a possible return of Paul George, the Pacers have played inspired basketball.  They followed up a win over Detroit on Wednesday with another big win Friday night over the surging Cavaliers. The Cavs had won 12 straight games coming into this one, […]

Another comeback attempt falls short for the Pacers

George Hill scored 14 points in the Pacers loss to Sacramento.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Sacramento Kings came into tonight’s game having lost eight straight contests. Right from the opening tip, they looked like a team on a mission to end that slump. They started on fire, and built a lead as high as 23 points at one point in the game. […]

Area 55 still going strong in its 5th season

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Years ago, Pacers center Roy Hibbert wanted to help bring fan excitement back to the Indiana Pacers.  The city was still in a long recovery process after the brawl in Detroit, and years of losing basketball.  The Pacers were barely noticed for many years in the shadow of the Indianapolis […]

Losses piling up for the Pacers

David West had 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a loss to the Raptors.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — This has been a season of streaks for the Indiana Pacers. They started 1-6, then went 6-3, 1-10, 7-4, and now 1-8. Add those numbers up, and you get a record of 16-31.  The two stretches of good basketball have been overshadowed by the longer stretches of poor […]

Pacers drop another close game

Damjan Rudez scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday night.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers lost 26 games all of last season.  At the halfway point of this season, they have already matched that total. Injuries and close losses have plagued this season, and Friday was no exception.  Andre Drummond made a tip-in with 0.3 seconds left, giving the Detroit […]

Pacers beat Celtics in overtime- Second unit stays hot

C.J. Miles led the second unit with 17 points in the Pacers win over Boston.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The first home game after a Western road trip is always a tough challenge. The Pacers met the challenge, winning in overtime over the Boston Celtics 107-103 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was their first overtime win of the season in three tries. It wasn’t just cold outside […]

David West returns, Pacers beat Magic

David West scored 18 points in his return to the court. 
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — It took a lot longer than expected for David West to return to the court. Even though the Pacers held their own in his absence, West will bring an entirely different dynamic to this Pacers team.  In his first game action of the season, West contributed 18 points, […]