TAG: Indiana Pacers

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In These Playoffs

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers have gone through a complete metamorphosis since jumping out of the gate to a 40-11 start to the season. They faltered badly down the stretch and barely eked out the No. 1 seed in a ramshackle Eastern Conference. Then they lost Game 1 at home against the sub-.500 Hawks and the fire alarms blared even louder. Now comes word that coach Frank Vogel is “coaching for his job” with anything short of an NBA Finals berth a possible cause for dismissal. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Lance Stephenson & Evan Turner Fistfight Before Hawks Series

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers got a win over the Hawks in Game 2 Tuesday night, but questions still surround the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. After imploding down the stretch, but still managing to keep home court in the East, the Pacers started off their playoffs with a fight of a different kind right before they fell to the visiting Hawks on Saturday in the opener. Mid-season acqusition Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the Friday before the series began. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 1:11 am

Watch Paul George Lead The Pacers Past The Hawks

David West, Paul George

David West, Paul George (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite grabbing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have been spiraling out of control since the trade deadline. After losing Game 1 to the Atlanta Hawks, the criticism and questions surrounding Indy only increased in volume. Therefore, a Game 2 win on their home-court was arguably considered a necessity for the Pacers. Paul George seemed to get that message loud and clear, regardless of his off-day extracurriculars. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon (photo. @PageQSports)

The Indiana Pacers are in shambles the day leading up to their Game 2 against the Hawks. They finished the regular season 10-12, barely holding on to the No. 1 seed in the East. But a lot of good it did them after they lost home-court advantage in a Game 1 home loss to the sub .500 Hawks. Most of the blame seems to reside with Pacers center Roy Hibbert, and now, by way of Page Q Sports, the “7-2 center in bizarre decline” is listed on Amazon for just $143,000, down from the original asking price of $14.3 million. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Game 2 Of Pacers-Hawks Going For $9.99 On StubHub

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers and Hawks will face off in Game 2 tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a must-win situation for the favored Pacers — who were upset in Game 1, 101-93. The Pacers have had a hard time drawing fans to games since the Malice at the Palace back in late 2004. They were a playoff team in 2012, but were next-to-last in attendance that year. Their gate receipts have gotten better this season, but for Game 2, you can still purchase a ticket at StubHub.com for under $10. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Paul George Goes Fishing…Hopefully Hooks His Jumper

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Instagram/paul_george24)

Fresh off of his 6-for-19 performance during Indiana’s embarrassing 101-93 loss at home to a sub .500 Hawks team on Saturday, Paul George needed some “R&R” otherwise known as rest and relaxation. At least, that’s what his Instagram post said with a picture of George holding up some fish he caught on Easter Sunday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:00 am

10 Players Under The Most Pressure In The Playoffs

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

Just over two years ago, had you asked me whom I considered to be the NBA’s elite players, I would have given you three names: Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.

Fresh off an NBA Finals run in which his Mavericks took down Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and the “Dream Team” Miami Heat en route to the championship, Dirk was a shoo-in on the list. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 20, 2014 / 2:22 pm

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Badly Burns Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Jeff Teague

The Hawks upset the Pacers in Indiana yesterday, becoming the third road team with a win on the first day of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Point guard Jeff Teague and his 28 points were a large reason why the Hawks throttled Indiana so brilliantly in their Game 1 win. Watch as Teague crosses up Evan Turner so bad, he’s probably still walking around in a cloud of Teague’s dust. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 9:19 pm

Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

No one will ever accuse Kyle Korver of being a rim protector. That was obviously a joke. But the 6-7 Creighton grad isn’t just a three-point specialist. Well, he is, and he does it better than anyone else in the league, but he showed some defensive tenacity against an actual rim protector during Atlanta’s surprising Game 1 performance in Indiana on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »