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, […]

Pacers fall to Suns

Solomon Hill scored 13 points in the Pacers loss to the Suns.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS –  After winning four of their previous five games, the Pacers were no match for the surging Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  The Suns are averaging over 105 points per game this season and put together another solid offensive night, defeating Indiana 106-83. Former Pacer […]

Lance Stephenson returns, Pacers win on final shot

Lance Stephenson is guarded by Solomon Hill in his return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Ever since the NBA schedule was released for this season, Pacer fans had tonight’s game circled on their calendars.  Lance Stephenson returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since leaving the Pacers to join the Charlotte Hornets this past summer.  Because of his departure, Solomon Hill […]

Smith: Should the Pacers tank?

Solomon Hill is averaging 11.8 points, and 5.4 rebounds per game early on this season.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor To tank, or not to tank? That is the question. Some Pacers fans want to see their team fight hard and make the playoffs. Other fans want to see them tank to get a top draft pick. All fans want the best future possible for the team, so which direction […]

Pacers lose third straight

Solomon Hill scored 12 points in the Pacers loss to Milwaukee. 
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers didn’t lose their third game of the season a year ago until December 8th, in game number 21. Things have changed a great deal, as Indiana is simply trying to hang around until injured players David West, George Hill, and C.J. Watson return. In a game […]

Pacers win season opener

Roy Hibbert’s big night leads the Pacers to victory in the opener.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter from last season’s opening game. His experience showed with 22 points, eight rebounds, and seven blocked shots, leading the Pacers to a 103-91 victory over Philadelphia in this season’s opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s been a rough several months for […]

Seven questions for the Indiana Pacers

Roy Hibbert is a key to the Pacers' season. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor With the new NBA season tipping off in a few weeks, here are some of the major questions for the 2014-2015 Indiana Pacers: 1. How will the team handle lower expectations? With Lance Stephenson playing for another team, and Paul George likely out for the season, nobody expects this Pacers […]