TAG: Indiana Pacers

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dwyane Wade Suckers Lance Stephenson Into Ejection

Lance Stephenson, Dwyane Wade

Lance Stephenson, Dwyane Wade (photo. @ByTimReynolds)

The bruising Heat-Pacers war last night featured a number of physical plays. Perhaps the most amusing for viewers featured Dwyane Wade and Lance Stephenson. They both got technicals early in the second half, and a second altercation — that upon further review, at least according to Jeff Van Gundy, didn’t seem that bad — led to Stephenson getting ejected. It didn’t matter, as the Pacers won in the end, but their back-and-forth is going to be amazing if — or more likely, when — the two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 26, 2014 / 10:47 pm

Paul George Destroyer Dunk On LeBron James

Paul George, LeBron James

It’s the Eastern Conference Finals in March that’s largely lived up to the hype with the Heat and Pacers providing each other a needed reprieve from the tedium of finishing out the regular season. Tonight’s game has both team all sorts of psyched up, which has included a few technicals, one ejection, and a gorgeous crossover between the legs of Paul George as he slid past LeBron James and dunked it over his outstretched hand. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

‘Melo Drops 34 For 7th Straight Knicks Win With Phil Jackson Looking On

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks beat a rapidly disintegrating Pacers team at home last night, 92-86, to capture their seventh consecutive victory. Despite the winning streak, the Knicks are still four games back of the Hawks for the final spot in the East. But now they’ve got a new Papa looking on, as Phil Jackson watched Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points in the victory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 1:35 am

GIF: Paul George’s And-1 Jam To Seal The Win

Paul George

Paul George (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not often you see a player slam home such an important basket. But with the Pacers clawing their way towards a win on Monday night, Paul George‘s one-handed slam plus the foul was more necessary than coach Frank Vogel or any of the Pacers would have liked. Still, they have to be happy George came through with under a minute to play, up only seven against the woeful Sixers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 2:34 pm

Paul George & The Pacers Come Back From 25 Down To Beat The Pistons In OT

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith

Greg Monroe, Paul George, Josh Smith (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

With a few minutes left in the second quarter on Saturday night in Detroit, the Pistons led the Pacers by 23. That’s when Jonas Jerebko — yup, him — climbed the ladder for the putback slam and a 25-point Pistons lead. From there on out, though, things changed, and Paul George was the biggest reason why in Indiana’s stunning, 112-104, comeback win. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:03 am

Watch Tony Wroten’s Sole Fall Right Off His Sneaker

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

What the hell is going on with people’s sneakers? Are certain guys just creating so much torque with their cuts around the court, their kicks can’t keep up? This can’t be the case — old school guys used to play in Converse flimsier than house slippers. Yet Philly guard Tony Wroten is the third guy to have his footwear fall apart this season, as the Sixers got beat by the visiting Pacers Friday night. He lost his sole, but that’s not some Faustian metaphor; he literally lost his sole…the sole of his sneaker. Read More »

NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 10:32 pm

Video: Andrew Bynum Scores First Points As A Pacer

Andrew Bynum, Jared Sullinger

Andrew Bynum, Jared Sullinger (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

After a three-month absence from the hardwood, Andrew Bynum made his debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night against the Celtics. Bynum was traded by the Cavs on January 7 to the Bulls after reported questionable conduct in Cleveland. The Bulls then waived Bynum the very next day, and Indiana signed him in early February. With a banged up Ian Mahinmi and improvement with Indiana’s trainers for his own past injuries, Bynum got his name called in the first quarter to check in. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

Pacers Don’t Look Like NBA Finals Contenders Anymore

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s March, otherwise known as the time where NBA teams are shortening and finalizing their rotations for the postseason and beginning to play with the fervor and intensity that precedes the playoffs. It’s not exactly the right time to hold players-only meetings. It may be necessary at the time, but it’s not something you want to go through when there’s less than two months until the playoffs begin. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Mar 8, 2014 / 12:59 am

Cowboy Clad James Harden Butts Heads With Evan Turner & Destroys Indy

James Harden

James Harden (photo. Instagram/NBA)

Obviously the Beard was going to rock something special for the ESPN cameras on Friday night. The Eastern Conference-leading Pacers came to town, so James Harden donned a complete cowboy outfit with red cowboy boots, a wide-brimmed black cowboy hat and a gunslinger’s mentality when the hit the court. Just ask Evan Turner about the wild west. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Video: Klay Thompson’s Game-Winning Fadeaway

George Hill, Klay Thompson

George Hill, Klay Thompson (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The Golden State Warriors did something only a few have been able to do this season: win on the Pacers’ home-court. The Dubs didn’t run away with a victory on Tuesday night, they won in dramatic fashion.

With 10.9 ticks left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors and the Pacers were all tied up at 96. Klay Thompson had the hot hand in the fourth, so it was to no one’s surprise that the ball was in his hands with the game on the line. After receiving the pass from Andre Iguodala, Thompson backed down George Hill and used his size to turn around and let go a beautiful fadeaway jumper. The ball splashed through the net with 0.6 seconds remaining. Read More »