Pacers Rumors & News

  • Pacers put Knicks in rear view for rare one-sided win, 103-82

    Indy Cornrows "Given the struggles for the Indiana Pacers this season, the rare (mostly) feel good win has to come as a relief. For just the third time this season, the Pacers enjoyed a 20-point win (give or take a point anyway), putting the New York Knicks in the rear view for a 103-82 victory. The game was..." January 30

  • Pacers assign Shayne Whittington to D-League

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers announced they have assigned rookie center Shayne Whittington to Fort Wayne of the NBA's D-League. Whittington, who signed a free agent contract with the Pacers out of Western Michigan, has appeared in 13 games this season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds a game." January 28

  • Raptors hang tough in road win over Pacers

    Toronto Star "Slowly but surely it’s coming, the tenacity and efficiency, the overall solid play that was part of an electrifying start to the NBA season for the Raptors, is becoming more and more apparent. They are not quite there yet — they may never be — but the signs are true and obvious and it would..." January 28

  • Pacers top Magic 106-99

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers overcame a rocky third quarter with a big fourth, getting winning contributions from Damjan Rudez and George Hill, who led Indiana to a 32-17 fourth quarter win, leading them to a 106-99 win. Rudez had 16 points in the fourth quarter as part of his 18. George Hill scored 17 in..." January 26

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    Jeremiah Johnson @JJFSINDIANA

    Frank Vogel told me C.J. Miles is doubtful for Sunday, and it should be a similar minutes plan for George Hill Sunday

  • Atlanta matches franchise-record winning streak with 110-91 win over Indy

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks continued their incredible run of positive play on Wednesday, outlasting the Indiana Pacers by a final score of 110-91 to match the franchise record with 14 consecutive victories. Franchise records are nothing to scoff at, and the Atlanta Hawks matched one on Wednesday..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • James Harden goes off for 45 points as Rockets roll past Pacers

    Houston Chronicle "In the final hours before the polls closed – as the Rockets repeatedly were reminded while a game seemingly in the bag grew tense – James Harden made his case one last time. He almost certainly was not thinking about the All Star voting. And if Harden had anything other than holding off the..." January 20

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    David Woods @DavidWoods007

    Filling in for esteemed @Pacers beat writer @CandaceDBuckner. George Hill practiced today but is out of weekend games. Pistons here Fri.

  • Mo Williams' 52 points help Wolves end losing streak

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At one point Tuesday night at Banker’s Fieldhouse Mo Williams went up to Indiana guard C.J. Watson and said, basically: Don’t bother. There is nothing you can do, no defense you can try, no tactic you can employ. Not tonight. “I said, ‘Man, there ain’t nothing y’all can do today,’ ”..." January 14

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    George Hill (groin) is out tonight vs #Sixers.

  • Warriors take over second half, beat Pacers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors started slowly, looking uninspired and out of sync. Until Klay Thompson shook them from their slumber. Thompson scored 40 points to lift the Warriors past the Indiana Pacers and to a 117-102 victory Wednesday night before the 98th consecutive sellout crowd at Oracle Arena. In..." January 08

  • Pacers’ C.J. Watson fined $5,000 for his second flop of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Due to injury C.J. Watson didn’t even play in his first NBA game this season until after Thanksgiving. But it didn’t take him long to pick up his second flopping penalty from the league. The NBA fined Watson $5,000 for the flop above from Monday night’s game against Utah. Watson is the first..." January 07

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Rodney Stuckey (sore right groin) is out for tonight's game vs. the Warriors.

  • Bryant Hits Game Winner to Defeat Pacers 88-87

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Lakers got off to decent start behind a bouncy Kobe Bryant (9 points on 4-6 shooting in the period), but didn't score over almost the entire last four minutes of the first quarter to give up a 14-0 run and let Indiana take a 28-15 lead into the second frame. Behind some better play in the..." January 05

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    C.J. Watson (sore left foot) is out tonight vs #Lakers. Will miss his second straight game but Vogel says not necessarily out for road trip

  • 26d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    George Hill will miss at least the next three games with a strained left groin.

  • 27d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    George Hill will miss at least the next three games with a strained left groin.

  • Why the Pacers are the zombies of the NBA

    New York Post "Now in the middle of his 12th NBA season, David West isn’t in the mood to think about the future. But, after a disastrous summer for his Pacers, that’s exactly what he’s been forced to do. A combination of injuries and free agency eviscerated a Pacers team that had gone to back-to-back Eastern..." January 02

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    Jeremiah Johnson @JJFSINDIANA

    More injury issues for the @pacers Per @PacersDMB George Hill is OUT (sore left groin) CJ Watson questionable (sore left foot) #sloantime

  • 33d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Pacers list Damjan Rudez and CJ Miles as questionable vs. Bulls with upper respiratory infections.

  • David West after Kevin Garnett blows in his ear: ‘I think (Lance Stephenson’s) was more sensual’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early on in the Pacers’ 110-85 win over the Nets on Saturday, Kevin Garnett did something unseemly to David West. Garnett appeared to Blow in West’s ear — or if not in his ear specifically, directly into his face. West immediately retaliated with a shove, and received a technical foul —..." December 28

  • 34d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Update: C.J. Miles is now out for tonight's game with an upper respiratory infection.

  • 34d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Per #Pacers, CJ Miles is doubtful with an upper respiratory infection while Rodney Stuckey is probable with a facial contusion vs #Nets

  • 34d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Rodney Stuckey has a swollen eye, said he could barely see out of it. Questionable for tomorrow.

  • Energetic Pistons snap 12-game home skid, beat Pacers

    Detroit Free Press "There was Brandon Jennings doing an imitation of a Harlem Globetrotter with a fancy assist to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. There was Andre Drummond looking to chest bump with any teammate he could find after yet another alley-oop dunk. And something that's been missing around the Palace was..." December 27

  • Pacers' C.J. Miles slowly regaining shooting touch

    Indianapolis Star "The start of the 2014-15 NBA season turned into the doldrums of November for Indiana Pacers wing C.J. Miles. He had signed as a free agent over the summer as the 34.5 percent career 3-point shooter and deep threat the Pacers hoped for him to be. However, Miles' introductory experience with..." December 26

  • Pacers beat Pelicans, Hill scores 15 in return

    Indianapolis Star "For a moment in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, the fan section inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse named the "G2 Zone" chanted "Home-town He-ro." It would be the first time all season that particular collection of fans – formed as the loyalists for Paul George and George Hill – had something to..." December 24

  • 38d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    As for George Hill's playing time tonight, Vogel "won't play him huge minutes. Enough to get his feet wet."

  • 39d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update: George Hill's status has now been updated to "questionable" for tomorrow night's game against the Pelicans.

  • Pacers hold on vs. Wolves: 'Any win's a good win for us'

    Indianapolis Star "The days have started to blend together, the moments seeming like one long blur. After nearly a week away from home, the Indiana Pacers might not have particularly enjoyed their final test – a back-to-back road game starting an hour earlier Sunday night than normal NBA tipoffs after losing an..." December 22

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Weekend Trade Rumble: Heard various Pacers were asked if Indy should try to bring Lance Stephenson back. Response NOT one of encouragement

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Griffin’s 31 points, Jordan’s 23 rebounds lead Clippers past pesky Pacers

    L.A. Daily News "A season ago, the Indiana Pacers had the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference at 56-26. But no thanks to major injuries, the Pacers entered their game Wednesday against the Clippers with a record of 8-17. They are 11th in the conference standings. Forward Paul George averaged..." December 18

  • George: Kobe had advice for injury downtime "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17

  • Pacers blow out Lakers to snap 8-game skid

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers were looking for a way out of an eight-game losing streak and with all the built up frustration, just about any opponent that showed up on the Bankers Fieldhouse court on Monday night would have felt this rage. Guard Rodney Stuckey joked that even a "YMCA team, AAU team"..." December 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

  • Pacers owner Herb Simon on Stephenson: 'I'd be OK (but) Bird has to decide'

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with bringing back Lance Stephenson in a trade, however the judgment would be up to the front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon told The Star prior to Monday's game..." December 16

  • 46d
    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    CJ Miles is active tonight and will play — but off the bench. Watson, Stuckey, and S. Hill start on the perimeter.

  • Raptors step up rebounding effort in win over Pacers

    Toronto Sun "It has been the constant conversation with little to no answer. The Raptors defence, when it has been on of late, would get stops, but failed to corral the rebound. Playing the No. 2 team in the league in rebounding in the Indiana Pacers, the Raptors came out focussed on improving one of the..." December 13

  • Clippers hold off late Pacers surge, win 103-96

    Clips Nation "Nothing comes easy on the road, I guess. Even wins against subpar teams in which you're up by a sizable margin. It's been a theme all year for the Clippers. Whether it comes down to just easing up off the gas and refusing to fully crush an opponent's throat, or the bench, the Clippers have made a..." December 11

  • Is it time for the Pacers to change the starting lineup?

    Indianapolis Star "Through a quarter of the season and six changes, the Indiana Pacers have not found something that even resembles an effective starting lineup. Nothing has clicked. Not Chris Copeland shoehorning in at the small forward position. Nor Rodney Stuckey moonlighting as a point guard. Not even the..." December 11

  • Vogel: 'I like our effort. I don't like our record'

    Indianapolis Star "On Monday night, it was Jeff Teague's world, the Indiana Pacers were just living in it. The 26-year-old point guard found every hole in the Pacers defense as he drove, passed and shot Atlanta towards a blowout win, extending the Hawks winning streak to seven. Teague's powerhouse performance..." December 10

  • Hawks pound Pacers 108-92, win seventh straight

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford, it was the classic case of taking what was given to him. “They were giving me little shots,” Horford said. “I was missing some, but I was taking them. That’s what it’s all about. I just wanted to stay aggressive and with this team, you just never know who’s..." December 09

  • Pacers' Hill still weeks away from return

    The Score "George Hill won't be returning to the Indiana Pacers anytime soon. Hill, who was originally ruled out to start the season with a left knee contusion suffered in a preseason collision with Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was later found to have a tear in his left quadriceps. Now..." December 08

  • Mahinmi Out Six to Eight Weeks "The Indiana Pacers announced Sunday that center Ian Mahinmi will be out six to eight weeks with a torn left plantar fascia. " December 07

  • Blazers hold off Pacers, 88-82

    CSN Northwest "It appeared this would be a rough night offensively from the beginning for both teams, but when it was all said done, the Blazers would walk away with a 88-82 win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday at Moda Center. Damian Lillard finished with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting, while..." December 05

  • Phoenix Suns Beat Indiana Pacers, 116-99

    Bright Side Of The Sun "First Quarter The Suns begin the game with a new starting lineup of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, and Miles Plumlee. P.J. Tucker is getting his first start of the season to help the Suns bring more energy, defense, and rebounding back to the starting unit. Plumlee..." December 03

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    "Roy should be good to go tomorrow night." Vogel reports that Hibbert went through full practice today and is expected to play in Phoenix.

  • Cavaliers claim guard A.J. Price "The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed veteran guard A.J. Price off waivers from the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, sources told To make room for Price on the roster, the Cavs waived rookie guard Will Cherry. It is a reversal of a roster move the Cavs made the first week of the regular season..." December 01

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