Pacers Rumors & News

  • Heat turned down Evan Turner deal

    Fansided "When the Indiana Pacers dealt Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire former #2 overall pick Evan Turner, some questioned the deal while others praised it, believing Turner could help the Pacers overcome the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Although the Pacers are in position to..." April 14

  • Larry Bird says he backs Frank Vogel '100 percent'

    CBSSports.com "With the Pacers having gone through a fairly epic collapse before their win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, there have been rumblings that if the fall were to continue to the point that the Pacers were eliminated before the Eastern Conference Finals that they could make a change at..." April 14

  • Pacers' 102-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Indianapolis Star "With the Pacers' 102-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder they are just one win away from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana, which has the tiebreaker, will secure home-court advantage if it defeats Orlando on Wednesday. The Pacers also control the top seed if the Heat..." April 14

  • Pacers need Hibbert to return to form

    NBA.com "Sticking out like a sore thumb during the Pacers’ struggles over the last month or two is the play of big man Roy Hibbert, and it’s not just because he stands 7-foot-2. His inability to contribute — beyond protecting the rim, which has also dipped some — has played a part in the team’s slide...." April 13

  • Heat, LeBron pound Pacers 98-86, regain East control

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The top seed in the Eastern Conference is the Miami Heat's if they want it. And based on what transpired Friday night at AmericanAirlines, you could see how a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Indiana Pacers at home on June 1 might be the preference. But after the 98-86..." April 12

  • Vogel says Pacers starters will play Friday vs. Heat

    CBSSports.com "The Pacers may have taken a night off to get themselves right vs. the Bucks (and wound up with a buzzer-beater win to pull back into first place in the East), but they're not pulling any punches Friday when they meet the Heat. Vogel said Wednesday the starters will play vs. the Heat." April 11

  • Pacers, city reach $160M deal to keep team in Indy

    Indianapolis Star "The Pacers will continue to play basketball in Indianapolis for at least another decade under a $160 million deal the team and the city plan to announce Monday morning. The agreement locks the team into Bankers Life Fieldhouse for another 10 years, with three one-year renewal options, according..." April 10

  • Chris Copeland game winner lifts Pacers in Bucks as Indiana rests starters

    Indy Cornrows "Given the bad vibes fallout from the Indiana Pacers loss against Atlanta on Sunday, tonight's win against the Milwaukee Bucks was a refreshing detour as the season winds down, but one that has as plenty of potential in terms of shifting the season back in Indiana's direction. News broke earlier in..." April 10

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    All five #Pacers starters will sit tonight in Milwaukee

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    So Vogel is going to rest some starters during different times over final four games. Sounds like white flag being thrown in on No. 1seed

  • Bank Shots: NBA's weekly betting news and notes

    Covers.com "Each week, we look back on the NBA betting scene and give you the best - and worst - basketball bets, as well as some spots to keep an eye on with the upcoming schedule. For the week of March 31-April 6. Hottest ATS - Chicago Bulls (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) The third seed in the Eastern..." April 08

  • Paul George, David West request some rest; Pacers will sit some guys in final games

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the most recent Pacers loss coach Frank Vogel said he thought his starters looked tired. This was a team that put a premium earlier in the season on getting the No. 1 seed in the East and they have faded lately, they have looked mentally disinterested (save vs. Miami) so maybe there is..." April 08

  • Roy Hibbert benched as Pacers get embarrassed at home

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert buttoned up his shirt and fastened his slacks. His wardrobe drenched in gray, matching the mood of Sunday after the Indiana Pacers set franchise marks of embarrassment in their 107-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and Hibbert finished with one of his worst games in six years as a..." April 07

  • Atlanta Hawks blow out the Pacers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks closed in on a playoff berth with one of their most impressive performances of the season. The Hawks blew out the Pacers 107-88, leading by as many as 35 points in the first half, Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The victory, coupled with a Knicks loss earlier in the day,..." April 07

  • Frank Vogel orders Pacers to keep complaints in house

    SB Nation "Pacers head coach Frank Vogel wasn't pleased with Roy Hibbert making negative comments to the media about teammates and the team in general. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has recently aired his grievances about the Pacers' struggles on multiple occasions, and head coach Frank Vogel has let..." April 06

  • Evan Turner is becoming a problem, has been deemed ‘selfish’ by teammates

    Fansided "The season for the Indiana Pacers has been a tale of two halves, as one half of their season was lights out domination while the other half has been a bit of a mixed bag. A lot of people have been trying to pinpoint just what is causing the Pacers to have a topsy-turvy second half of the season..." April 05

  • Short-handed Raptors take down Pacers

    Toronto Sun "On one of the most emotional nights of the NBA season at the Air Canada Centre, an injured Kyle Lowry tried to serve as an assistant coach, barking at his teammates from the Raptors bench during each and every time out. Your thoughts, coach Dwane Casey? “Frankly, I prefer him in uniform than..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Pacers find find offensive groove against Pistons to snap three game skid

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers finally found some good things to grasp onto in a gratifying, albeit close victory over the Detroit Pistons. Indiana found their way to line in the first quarter to help keep their offense afloat with poor shooting continuing to plague the Pacers. Detroit led most of the..." April 03

  • Lost, wounded Pacers might never get back up

    USA Today "This isn't a slump. A slump is a blip on the continuum, a momentary lapse, something that can be fixed with a tweak here or a correction there. A slump lasts two, three weeks, at least for an elite NBA team – or one that fancies itself as elite. No, what the Indiana Pacers have going right now..." April 01

  • Spatting George Hill and Lance Stephenson separated by teammates during loss to Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Think tensions are high in Indiana? The Pacers have lost five of six and 10 of 16. They’ve even dropped three straight, each by at least 13 points. Suddenly, they trail the Heat in the standings Every little problem between teammates, the type of issues that usually get swept under the rug..." April 01

  • Pacers aren't slumping, they're collapsing

    Indianapolis Star "This isn't a slump. A slump is a blip on the continuum, a momentary lapse, something that can be fixed with a tweak here or a correction there. A slump lasts two, three weeks, at least for an elite NBA team – or one that fancies itself as elite. No, what the Pacers have going right now is a..." April 01

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert after recent loss: 'Some selfish dudes in here'

    CBSSports.com "As we noted on Sunday following the Indiana Pacers' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pacers are in a bad way right now and it's stemming mostly from an anemic offense that can't get going. This team has dropped five of their past seven games and failed to break 80 points in four of their past..." March 31

  • Cleveland Cavaliers gut out tough 90-76 victory over Indiana Pacers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson didn't know how right he was. When asked how his team was going to try and exceed the physicality of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, Thompson said, "We've just got to come out ready and punch them in the face first.'' That first punch took the form of..." March 31

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    #Pacers backup point guard C.J. Watson "likely" a week away from returning to the lineup, per coach Frank Vogel.

  • Pacers F Paul George airs frustrations with referees

    USA Today "On Saturday, Paul George dribbled the ball behind his back, then between his legs and scored easily at the rim. Then, George displayed a dizzying first-step move to the basket that would have left a defender scrambling to stay in front of him, and once again flipped in a layup. Time after time,..." March 30

  • Wizards take down struggling Pacers

    CSN Washington "Just like when the Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs came to Verizon Center this season, the Wizards put on a performance to give the near-sellout crowd of 19,708 hope Friday night. The Wizards (37-35) dominated the East's best team..." March 29

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    David West said they addressed Stephenson’s emotions as a group postgame. “He’s just got to mature. He’s got to put his big boy pants on."

  • Hibbert, Pacers close strong to defeat LeBron, Heat as East's top seed becomes clearer

    Indy Cornrows "Even though it was one of 82 games, there's no doubt the Indiana Pacers came through with a big time performance in the face of adversity against the Miami Heat to really help along their goals of being the Eastern Conference's #1 seed. With the Pacers' lead at two games and them sitting on a..." March 27

  • Pacers' Paul Geroge denies 'Catfish' story

    USA Today "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Monday that photos that recently surfaced of him were not part of a catfish scheme, but a fake story intended to disparage him. George commented for the first time on a story that appeared over the weekend suggesting he had been tricked into sending..." March 25

  • Pacers center Roy Hibbert denies flopping charge

    Chicago Sun-Times "Told that Bulls forward Taj Gibson said, ‘‘There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, center Roy Hibbert relayed the message to forward David West. ‘‘That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his..." March 25

  • Bulls topple Pacers in typical physical tussle

    Chicago Tribune "From the moment Joakim Noah clapped in Roy Hibbert's face and let out a primal scream on the opening possession Monday night, the Bulls were, as Noah likes to say, on edge. Regular-season games are regular-season games, and rivalries, as coaches like to remind, are typically more media angles..." March 25

  • Grizzlies lock down Pacers

    Fox Sports "Memphis split back-to-back nights against the best of the Eastern Conference, losing by five at Miami on Friday, then dominating the East's top team Indiana, 82-71 on Saturday back at the Grindhouse. By the end of the third quarter, Paul George had six of Indiana's 49 points and everyone in..." March 23

  • Tired legs may be to blame for Paul George’s recent shooting slump

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George logged a triple-double in the Pacers’ win over the Bulls on Friday by finishing with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, but had another rough shooting night at the same time. George managed to hit just three of his 13 attempts from the field, and went 1-of-5 from three-point..." March 22

  • Luis Scola's 19 points leads Pacers past Bulls

    Indianapolis Star "Luis Scola had reason to wear the look of the happiest man in the Indiana Pacers' locker room on Friday night. His team had beaten the physical Chicago Bulls at their own game, 91-79, proving again to be the most dominant defense in the league and capturing a rare victory against a good..." March 22

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update: Andrew Bynum has continued soreness and swelling in his right knee and will be out indefinitely.

  • Pacers coach Vogel expects Andrew Bynum to be out ‘a while’ after aggravating a previous injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Bynum didn’t make the trip to New York for Wednesday night’s game against the Knicks, and the move to hold him out wasn’t simply precautionary the way it was on the first night of a back-to-back when Indiana played the Sixers on Friday. Bynum is injured at the moment, and after..." March 20

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Knicks top Pacers for 7th straight win

    New York Post "So you want to impress the new boss. Show up looking all neat and spiffy. Speak clearly and succinctly. If you must, laugh at his jokes. But most of all, go out and beat the best team in the Eastern Conference. Phil Jackson had to be impressed. And when the Knicks pulled off that final..." March 20

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Bynum had his right knee drained yesterday. He's a little concerned because it's the most fluid he's had there since Finals w/ LA vs Boston.

  • Pacers pick up 50th win the hard way

    Indianapolis Star "Chief among the obstacles tasked to a team chasing the top seed in its conference — not to mention much greater heights in the ensuing months — remains surviving the homestretch of the long grind of the regular season. With the playoffs lurking, it's tempting to look ahead. These days, it's..." March 18

  • Andrew Bynum out Monday for Pacers with swelling in knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Bynum has been back on an NBA court for all of a week, playing in two games, he has averaged 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. He played 20 minutes Saturday night in Detroit. That was enough to lead to swelling in his knee, which will keep him out Monday night against the Sixers,..." March 17

  • Vocal Vogel inspires Pacers in comeback win against Pistons

    Indianapolis Star "When the game began to slip away, the Indiana Pacers thought big picture. Though this was only a Saturday night in March and no team wins championships this soon, as the Pacers fell desperately deeper into a hole against the Detroit Pistons, in their minds, they felt that something special was..." March 16

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    Krissy Myers @PacersKrissy

    Pacers injury report for tonight's game: C.J. Watson is out (right hamstring strain) and Donald Sloan is not with team (personal reasons).

  • Sixers GM took Evan Turner to the airport after trading him to Pacers

    CSN Philly "There’s an old joke about volunteering to drive an unwanted player to the airport just to get him out of town. Except when the Sixers traded Evan Turner to Indiana, it wasn’t a joke. Sam Hinkie actually hopped in the car with Turner and took him to catch his flight. That had to be an awfully..." March 15

  • It wasn't pretty, but Pacers get 101-94 win over 76ers

    Indianapolis Star "In the end, the lighted numbers on the scoreboard make all the difference. A win trumps everything, makes everything all right and keeps the locals happy. So although the Indiana Pacers committed 21 turnovers, nine in the final quarter, after their 101-94 win over the struggling 76ers, there..." March 15

  • Bynum shines in debut as Pacers win late against Celtics

    Indy Cornrows "Andrew Bynum made his Indiana Pacers debut tonight against the Boston Celtics, and did so in impressive fashion, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Pacers snap their four game losing streak and sweep the Celtics on the season. Indiana struggled out of the gate, falling behind by..." March 12

  • Bynum to make Pacers debut against Celtics

    ESPN.com "Andrew Bynum will play in his first NBA game in three months when he makes his debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday against the visiting Boston Celtics. "Andrew's going to play tonight," Pacers coach Frank Vogel told reporters after the team's shootaround. "It was really nothing that we saw..." March 11

  • Andrew Bynum could make his Pacers debut Friday

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Bynum could make his debut with the Indiana Pacers soon. On Sunday, Bynum said that he hopes to be "cleared to play next week," believing that he could be on the floor by Friday, March 14 when the Pacers play in Philadelphia. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said the team planned to re-evaluate..." March 10