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  • Bird says he's undecided on Vogel's future

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird said Monday he hasn’t decided whether to bring back coach Frank Vogel for a seventh season, telling IndyStar: “It’s no secret – I want us to score more points.” What Bird has to decide, he says, is the best way to achieve more offense in a league headed in..." May 03

  • NBA report admits referees missed Raptors’ DeRozan’s foul on Pacers’ Mahinmi

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was one of the most discussed plays in the final minutes of Toronto’s thrilling if sloppy Game 7 win against Indiana. The Pacers were down three with less than 20 seconds left (after Frank Vogel had taken a poor timeout messing up a four-on-two transition chance) and ran a play for a quick two..." May 02

  • Pacers haven’t discussed renewing Frank Vogel’s expiring deal

    SI "The Pacers haven’t discussed a contract extension for head coach Frank Vogel, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Vogel, 42, just finished the final season of a two-year extension he signed in Oct. 2014. The Pacers were eliminated by the Raptors on Sunday night in Game 7 of their..." May 02

  • DeRozan, Raptors shoot past Pacers in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Dwane Casey read the reviews of the Toronto Raptors' decisive Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers. They were not good, and the Toronto coach feels many of the critics dismissed his team heading into Game 7 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. "I think..." May 01

  • Raptors have no choice now but to face all their past ghosts in Game 7

    Sportsnet "If you’ve come this far, you might as well go all the way. If your season is a seven-month exorcism of past sins, and an effort to quiet ghosts, why stop short? Might as well stare it all down at once. Can the Toronto Raptors ever win a playoff series? Can they ever win a Game 7? So far..." April 30

  • Pacers ride 32-5 run to force Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Pacers are more than All-Star forward Paul George's prolific scoring, they usually are difficult to beat. George had a game-best 21 points and 11 rebounds Friday, but the Pacers used smothering defense, solid rebounding and a dominating second half to defeat..." April 29

  • Pacers' George willing to play all 48 in Game 6

    ESPN "Pacers star Paul George said he is willing to play 48 minutes in Friday night's Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors if needed. "If that's the direction that the game is going, I'm all for it," George said after Thursday's practice. "Whatever we got to do to win, I'm doing it." George scored..." April 28

  • George pleads for more help from Pacers teammates

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers dropped a pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday, but spare Paul George the blame. George submitted a Herculean effort, scoring 39 points on just 19 shots while adding eight rebounds and eight assists. And yet the Pacers still lost. He was understandably disappointed in his teammates..." April 27

  • Pacers' Hill critical of Raptors' style of play: 'It's not really basketball out there'

    The Score "The back-and-forth between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. After seeing his team blow a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, the Pacers' Solomon Hill ripped the Raptors for their style of play, claiming Toronto's players rely too heavily on..." April 27

  • Raptors top Pacers to take series lead

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Dwane Casey's decision to go with a mixed-bag group on the floor in the fourth quarter paid off Tuesday night as the Toronto Raptors erased a 13-point deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers 102-99. With the win, the Raptors take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round..." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Paul George: Jonas Valanciunas grabbed my throat, sparking tussle

    ESPN "Pacers forward Paul George took exception to Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas getting too physical with him down low during the fourth quarter of Indiana's 100-83 win in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon. With 5:03 remaining in the game, George and Valanciunas jostled in the paint as Pacers..." April 24

  • Raptors stymie Pacers, take 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Toronto Raptors have a reputation for being one of the NBA's best defensive teams and it is that defense that has allowed the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed to regain control of its first-round series against No. 7 seed Indiana. Toronto forced 17 Pacers' turnovers in..." April 21

  • PG says Pacers must figure out how to stop Valanciunas

    Fox Sports Indiana "Even though the Indiana Pacers split the first two games in Toronto, Paul George insists he isn't pleased as the series shifts to Indianapolis. That's partly because Jonas Valanciunas has been dominant in the midst of a breakout performance for the Atlantic Division champion Raptors. As..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Valanciunas helps Raptors tie series

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors are best known for their All-Star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. A major player in the first two games of their first-round series playoff series with the Indiana Pacers, however, has been center Jonas Valanciunas, who has been a work in progress in..." April 18

  • George leads Pacers over Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors came out tight in the opening game of their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers and it played right into the hands of Paul George. The Pacers forward played footloose and fancy free in the second half, scoring 17 points in the third quarter..." April 16

  • Raptors' Casey fires back at Vogel for 'trying to set the officials up'

    The Score "Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey didn't take too kindly to the embellishment accusations leveled against his team Friday by Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. "I thought he was trying to set the officials up, the NBA office to let them know to watch for that I guess," Casey told..." April 16

  • Pacers' Vogel accuses Raptors of embellishing contact

    Toronto Star "The ball hasn’t gone up for tipoff yet but the gamesmanship between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors had already started by Friday. Pacers head coach Frank Vogel told Indianapolis media on Thursday that the Raptors excel at selling contact on the drive. “We’ve got to be disciplined..." April 16

  • Pacers wrap up regular season with win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There were two teams on the court Wednesday night at the Bradley Center; one locked into its playoff seeding and headed for the postseason; the other running out the string on a disappointing season full of underachievement. And while the scoreboard might suggest a competitive..." April 13

  • Pacers top Knicks to clinch No. 7 seed

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers began the 2015-16 season at Toronto. Now, the Pacers will open the Eastern Conference playoffs at Toronto after Indiana earned the East's No. 7 seed Tuesday night with a 102-90 victory against New York, coupled with the Miami Heat's 99-93 victory at..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Paul George voted inaugural recipient of the Mel Daniels Award

    Vigilant Sports "Paul George has been recognized by local media members who cover the team regularly for his professionalism. George, in his sixth season with the Indiana Pacers, is the face of the franchise and he accepts the responsibilities that come with that. He talks with the media after every game and it..." April 12

  • Pacers beat Nets to clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- After battling injuries and failing to qualify for the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Indiana Pacers had plenty of energy and motivation entering Sunday's potential playoff-clinching game against the Brooklyn Nets. It showed from the very beginning as Indiana qualified for the..." April 10

  • Raptors reserves postpone Pacers playoff party

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Indiana Pacers will have to wait at least one more night to punch their ticket to the postseason, and they have the Toronto Raptors' reserves to blame. With four of their stars resting, Toronto rookie Norman Powell poured in a career-high 27 points as the Raptors won 111-98..." April 09

  • Pacers dump LeBron-less Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls still battling Indiana for the last two spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Pacers knew they had to take advantage of the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to rest LeBron James on Wednesday night. And take advantage they..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Pacers blow lead, finally slip past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Paul George headed to the bench late in the third quarter and expected to have the rest of the game off to rest his sore left ankle. He sat on the bench getting treatment, but the Indiana Pacers' 18-point lead kept shrinking. Instead sitting out the while fourth quarter,..." April 03

  • Pacers outlast woeful 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Indiana Pacers have little breathing room as they try to cling to the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA's Eastern Conference. They can, however, breathe easier after avoiding an embarrassing loss to the league's worst team. C.J. Miles scored 25 points off the..." April 02

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Jordan Hill appears to be out of rotation.
    Hill: "Coach is just trying to find something that work."

  • Paul George says Aaron Gordon is the true NBA slam dunk champion

    Orlando Sentinel "Paul George knows a thing or two about the All-Star slam dunk contest, having participated in the event in 2012 and 2014. So his opinion counts. And George thinks Aaron Gordon should have been declared the winner of this year's dunk contest in Toronto over winner Zach LaVine even though..." April 01

  • Surging Magic dump slumping Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- From March 16-25, the Orlando Magic lost six consecutive games by an average of 7.8 points. Their record fell to 29-43 at the time, but instead of playing out the string, the Magic suddenly are playing like a playoff-bound team, much to the displeasure of the reeling Indiana..." March 31

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Bulls pull out late win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Nikola Mirotic hit big shots all game for the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Then when the time came, Jimmy Butler nailed the biggest shot, sinking a pull-up jumper with 3.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 98-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Bankers Life..." March 29

  • Pacers eliminate 3 teams from playoff contention by beating Rockets

    The Score "Thanks to the Indiana Pacers, the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, and Milwaukee Bucks have officially been eliminated from postseason contention. With Sunday's 104-101 win over the Houston Rockets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers extinguished the last glimmer of hope the three teams had..." March 28

  • Pacers hang on to beat Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The odd adventure that has been the Indiana Pacers' 2015-2016 season was on display in all of its glory -- or inconsistency -- on Sunday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the equally up-and-down Houston Rockets. Indiana (39-34), which lost on the road to 21-win..." March 27

  • Lopez lifts Nets over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For three quarters, the Brooklyn Nets were letting the Indiana Pacers get anything they wanted offensively. Then the effort made an appearance on both ends in the final 12 minutes. Brook Lopez scored 14 of his 23 points during the fourth quarter and came up with a key..." March 26

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Paul George is going to be a literal game-time decision did report soreness this morning per Frank Vogel #Nets #Pacers

  • Paul George exits game vs. Pelicans with bruised leg; deemed day-to-day

    ESPN "Pacers forward Paul George bruised his right leg during Indiana's 92-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. The Pacers originally listed George's return as questionable, but the three-time All-Star did not return to action. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after the game that..." March 25

  • Pacers' Turner celebrates birthday in style

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With his parents in town to help celebrate his 20th birthday, Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner wanted to mark the significance of the day with specific numbers Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. "I was trying for 20 points and 20 rebounds, but the most..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Should Pacers coach Frank Vogel experiment with a Ty Lawson-George Hill backcourt?

    Indy Cornrows "Sports fans in general have really short memories, and it seems that nearly every NBA fan outside of Denver has forgotten how good Ty Lawson used to be. He ran an up tempo offence in Denver to perfection and he has been brought to Indiana to perform a similar role. George Hill has performed well..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Former Nuggets guard Ty Lawson sentenced for DUI arrest

    KDVR "Former Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was sentenced Tuesday for a DUI case from more than a year ago. Lawson, 28, pleaded guilty in November to driving while ability impaired and failing to drive in a single lane. He was sentenced to one year of probation with monitored sobriety, 48 hours of..." March 22

  • Pacers 91, 76ers 75

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With Chicago, Detroit and Washington closing ground in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, the Indiana Pacers desperately needed a victory Monday night against the NBA's worst team -- the Philadelphia 76ers. Indiana (37-33), which was coming off consecutive home-game losses..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

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