Apr 10, 2014, 2:35 AM EDT
Chris Copeland may not have earned his entire salary in one night, but he earned a chunk of it leading the Pacers reserves to a win.
Apr 9, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT
Vogel needs to do something to wake up the Pacers.
Apr 8, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT
A pure point guard and some depth off the bench couldn’t hurt the Pacers.
Apr 8, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT
Rest is not the entire answer for the struggling Pacers, but it’s one of them.
Apr 7, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT
Roy Hibbert got benched and has come to symbolize the Pacers’ problems.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:56 PM EDT
As usual, no one wants any part of David West.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT
But it could help Indiana keep Lance Stephenson
Mar 31, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT
Whom is Hibbert talking about?
Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
The Sixers win! The Sixers win! That was enough to move them out of the bottom spot of the PBT Power rankings for a week… which since they are not getting relegated is about the only excitement at the bottom of the table. At the top it is San Antonio then everybody else right now.…
Mar 30, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Spencer Hawes tried to tell David West not to pick on his smaller teammate. West, as you might imagine, had no interest in hearing it.
Mar 27, 2014, 3:33 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while hating on the idea of Monopoly “house rules”…. Indiana Pacers. It wasn’t pretty, but what mattered was the fight in the team. And the win over Miami, but more than that the fight it took from them to get there. Indiana had been slogging through the season,…
Mar 27, 2014, 12:19 AM EDT
Lance Stephenson is who he is because he plays with emotion, with a chip on his shoulder. But what he did against the Heat was stupid. It started in the third quarter when Stephenson and Dwyane Wade picked up a double technical for a little shoving match (seen below). Frankly, the double tech on that was…
Mar 25, 2014, 1:55 AM EDT
Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but Tyreke Evans has been playing well lately in New Orleans. Also, LeBron James is good at basketball.
Mar 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT
With backup center Ian Mahinmi out for the night, the Andrew Bynum era in Indiana will begin Tuesday against Boston.
Mar 8, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Even after three straight losses, the Indiana Pacers remain the team with the league’s best record, though they’re now tied with Oklahoma City for that honor while sitting at 46-16 in the standings. But the last two losses have been troubling. On Wednesday, Indiana lost by 22 points to a Bobcats team that is five…
Mar 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
According to every reliable source, Carmelo Anthony is going to opt out of the final year of his contract this season and look either to re-sign a five-year deal with the Knicks or move on to another team to be part of a contender. If Anthony wants to jump ship and go somewhere like oft-mentioned…
Feb 13, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT
With all the trade rumors now flying around the NBA, with a coaching change that still leaves a lot of questions in Detroit, one thing has clearly caught PBT readers’ attention. Andrew Bynum‘s antics right before he got let go by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio talk about Bynum…
Feb 11, 2014, 3:25 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had a beer refrigerator as cool as Canada’s…. Philadelphia 76ers. They have lost two consecutive games by 40 or more points — 45 to the Clippers on Sunday, 43 to the Warriors on Monday. The only other team to lose back-to-back games…
Feb 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Portland Trail Blazers fans are not fair weathered. They have stuck with the franchise through some dark times. Now they are being rewarded — with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard leading the way, Portland fans are getting to witness some of the best, most entertaining basketball Rip City has seen in more than a decade.…
Feb 1, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT
UPDATE #2 11:02 a.m.: It’s official, the Pacers have announced that Andrew Bynum has signed with Indiana for the remainder of the season. Bynum had wanted to play for more than the league minimum (we don’t yet know the details of the contract yet but the Pacers could offer more than the minimum) and for…
Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…
Jan 19, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT
It wasn’t much of an elbow, but it was one during a dead ball and the league has not looked kindly on it. David West of the Indiana Pacers got a $15,000 for the above elbow to Blake Griffin‘s head, during the Pacers’ 106-92 win over the Clippers Saturday. West was issued a Flagrant 2…
Jan 18, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
David West decided to deliver an unnecessary elbow to the head of Blake Griffin on Saturday, and though it seemed minor in real time, the referees determined that the act warranted a flagrant-two foul, which comes with it an automatic ejection. Anytime something like this goes own, it’s likely the result of a physical buildup…
Jan 16, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
The Pacers will almost certainly have two players representing their team at All-Star weekend in New Orleans in Paul George and Roy Hibbert, with George likely to be voted in as a starter by the fans, and Hibbert likely to be selected as a reserve by the Eastern Conference coaches. It’s also possible that the…
Dec 28, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT
The Pacers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 23-5, just a half-game back of the Spurs and the Thunder out West for the best record in the league overall. This lofty position wouldn’t seem to warrant publicly trashing an opposing team following an easy double-digit victory, especially when that team…
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