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  1. LeBron James, Joakim Noah headline NBA All-Defensive team

    May 13, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Three

    If you were anchoring your defense with one center in the NBA right now who would it be? For the past few years the answer was Dwight Howard, he was the perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate (voted on by the media) and NBA All-Defensive First Team, voted on by the coaches. But if…

  2. How do the Knicks rebound from this?

    May 11, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert smiles while running down court after a Pacers score during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game versus the New York Knicks in Indianapolis

    Tyson Chandler slowed to let a potential defensive rebound bounce in front of him. Seeing an opportunity, Tyler Hansbrough surged from behind and knocked the ball off Stoudemire as Hansbrough fell out of bounds. The ball bounced off Chandler and over the baseline, and though it next hit the knee of Hansbrough, who was then…

  3. Knicks’ J.R. Smith fined $5,000 for flop against Pacers

    May 10, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    You want to know why guys flop? It works. It worked here for J.R. Smith in Game 1 between the Pacers and Knicks. He got the call. On Friday he also got a $5,000 fine for the flop, the league announced. In the fourth quarter of that game, Smith is trying to follow Lance Stephenson over…

  4. Pacers collapse in fourth quarter, Knicks win in rout to even series

    May 7, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Two

    It all started with 3:05 left in the third quarter. The Pacers had been on a 10-4 run and had taken a two-point lead — Indiana had the momentum. Game 2 of this second round series was starting to look a lot like Game 1, when the Pacers beat the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.…

  5. Preview: Knicks can win Game 2, they just need to do what Bernard King said

    May 7, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony reacts after he was called for foul against Indiana Pacers in NBA game in New York

    The Knicks are not going to change who they are Tuesday night. After the Pacers beat the Knicks in Game 1 Sunday, when the Pacers size and physicality up front proved a problem for the Knicks, there was some talk of them going big (starting Kenyon Martin at the four and bumping Carmelo Anthony to…

  6. Amar’e Stoudemire practices with Knicks, seems likely for Game 3

    May 6, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire, Marcus Camby

    Just one game into the second round, the return of Amar’e Stoudemire to the Knicks seems far more important. The Knicks need size to help combat the Pacers’ front line, so the return of Stoudemire to the rotation would be a big boost. Making it news that Stoudemire played in a 3-on-3 scrimmage in practice…

  7. Knicks get smacked around in New York press after Game 1 “effort”

    May 6, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony reacts after he was called for foul against Indiana Pacers in NBA game in New York

    “Stinko de ‘Melo” That play on Cinco de Mayo was the headline on the back of the New York Post on Monday morning after the Indiana Pacers beat the Knicks handily in Game 1. In Madison Square Garden. Anthony fell back on the effort card. “You take out the X’s and O’s, they flat-out played…

  8. Surprisingly it’s Pacers offense that is too much for Knicks in Game 1

    May 5, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    David West, Roy Hibbert

    A lot of the focus in the Indiana vs. New York series was strength on strength — could the very good Pacers defense slow the very good Knicks offense? And they did slow it, they frustrated Carmelo Anthony, but the Knicks still got their points. However, it was the other end of the court that…

  9. Ice cold shooting Hawks freeze themselves out of playoffs with 81-73 loss to Pacers

    May 4, 2013, 4:17 AM EDT

    Pacers center Hibbert, West and George celebrate as they walk off the court after defeating the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    It wasn’t pretty. Not this series, not Game 6 where the winning team had an offensive rating of 86 points per 100 possessions (the worst offense in the NBA this season was the Wizards at 97 per 100… this was that bad). But in both Game 6 and the series the Indiana Pacers were the…

  10. Pacers assert themselves (as do referees), take charge of series with easy win over Hawks

    May 1, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Five

    The NBA’s conventional wisdom is that star players are good everywhere but role players tend to be better at home. In the case of the Pacers and Hawks, the entire team persona seems to flip depending on where the game is played. Game 5 was back in Indiana and after a couple dismal performances on…

  11. Critical Game 5 for Pacers, Hawks. If anybody cares to watch.

    May 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    What is the standard perception of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers series? The NBA TV series (that’s where Game 5 will air Thursday)? I’m not just talking casual fans, I mean among basketball people? Check out this exchange with Tony Parker, via the San Antonio Express News. “I watch every game,” he said. “I’m…

  12. Hawks need to match Pacers physicality, get out and run in Game 2

    Apr 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks head coach Drew talks to players at timeout during NBA first round playoff basketball game against Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis

    This series is better than you think it is. Which judging by the Internet buzz isn’t saying much. You all think this is vanilla ice cream in a cup. And not the good stuff, you think this is ice milk. This series is more entertaining than that. The Pacers with Paul George and David West…

  13. PBT NBA Playoff Preview: Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers players stand during a time out in an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    SEASON RECORDS Atlanta: 44-38, six seed in East Indiana: 49-32, third seed in East SEASON SERIES Tied at 2-2. The Hawks won the first two, the Pacers the final two. KEY INJURIES Atlanta: The Hawks will be without Zaza Pachulia (Achilles surgery) and Lou Williams (ACL). Indiana: Danny Granger is still out following left knee…

  14. No barbers for Dallas, Pacers handle them easily

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:28 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers Stephenson lays in the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during their NBA game in Dallas, Texas

    Dallas missed an opportunity. They missed an opportunity to get to .500 and with that shave their beards that they have grown for entirely too long as motivation to reach that goal. They also missed the chance to get even with the Lakers for the eighth and final playoff slot in the West (the Lakers…

  15. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: One streak continues, another dies

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    John Wall

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while being jealous of the guy with the best job in journalism…. Heat 108, Magic 94: This felt like a lot of the Heat’s recent wins — start slow, crank up defensive pressure, follow LeBron James to a win. That formula worked again…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Streakers go to front of the line

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    Obviously the Heat are undefeated in their last 10 games, but in the East the Brooklyn Nets are the only team with a better than .500 record in their last 10 games. Which is why after the Heat the next five spots on this list come from the Western Conference. 1. Heat (54-14, last week…

  17. Pacers likely without David West all weekend due to back

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    David West

    The Pacers have enough trouble scoring points (20th ranked offense), so this is bad news. David West, the Pacers second leading scorer on the season at 17.3 points per game, likely will be out this weekend for two games due to a bad back, tweets Mike Wells of the Indy Star. That would be Friday…

  18. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Clippers lose, fall to fourth

    Mar 20, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Isaiah Thomas, Chris Paul

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while rethinking everything you knew about Star Wars…. Nuggets 114, Thunder 104: Denver won their 13th game in a row and in doing so made a statement that come the playoffs they are not to be dismissed. The Thunder went cold for the…

  19. Kobe plays with injured ankle, finishes scoreless as Lakers beat Pacers

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

    Paul George, Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant surprised many by appearing in the Lakers starting lineup in Indiana on Friday, but the ankle injury he suffered on Wednesday in Atlanta proved to be too limiting for him to do any damage against the Pacers. Bryant played the entire first quarter, but went 0-4 from the field and asked out of…

  20. Jeff Green hits game-winning layup, completes Celtics improbable comeback (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    Jeff Green

    With a little over four minutes left in this game, the Pacers were up nine and seemingly in control of this game. But that Jeff Green layup with .05 on the clock capped an 11-0 Celtics run to win the game 83-81. It’s a play that happened because everyone on the planet expected Kevin Garnett…

  21. NBA Power Rankings: It’s Miami then everyone else

    Mar 4, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    Not much change at the top of the rankings this week, the Heat can’t seem to lose (the only real shift was the Clippers jumping the Pacers after beating them). The interesting question going forward is how far will the Spurs tumble without Tony Parker for a month. And if they tumble here, do they…

  22. Danny Granger reports “above average” soreness in knee

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Danny Granger

    Sunday night, in the Pacers win over the Bulls that may have been the dagger shot in them winning the central division, Danny Granger played eight minutes in the first half. He didn’t see the court in the second half. This was the second straight game Granger didn’t see the court in the second half.…

  23. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Kobe pushes Lakers to .500

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching the wildest ending to a high school state championship game you will ever see… Lakers 99, Hawks 98: It took a phenomenal performance down the stretch from Kobe Bryant, after the Lakers gave back all of a 16-point third quarter lead…

  24. Three Stars of the Night: Kobe, LeBron, Westbrook spark wins

    Mar 4, 2013, 4:06 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, DeShawn Stevenson

    Some very familiar names on top of the three stars list to NBA fans tonight. Sorry to overlook Chandler Parsons dropping 32 out of the blue, or Carmelo Anthony getting 32 in a losing cause, or David West putting up an impressive 31 against the Bulls defense. But these guys had big games and sparked…

  25. Chris Paul makes sure the Clippers leave with a win over Pacers

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul looks to get past defending Indiana Pacers' West and Pendergraph during their NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Clippers probably thought they had sealed a quality road win over the Pacers much earlier than they had, getting out to a lead of as many as 17 points with 5:38 remaining in regulation. But as they’ve done all season long, the Pacers refused to quit, and went on a furious 13-0 run in…

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