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  1. NBA Playoffs: Can the Pacers find a way to win one?

    Apr 23, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Bulls Pacers Basketball

    Three games decided by a total of 15 points. The Indiana Pacers have been close in this series. Very close. But when it came to end-of-game execution — and players who can execute under that kind of pressure — Chicago has it and Orlando struggles. The Bulls are up 3-0 and the only question that…

  2. NBA Playoffs: Bulls win yet another nail-biter

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:12 PM EST

    Bulls Pacers Basketball

    It’s hard not to feel for the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers came into the series as heavy underdogs, each one of their games against the mighty Chicago Bulls has come down to the last few possessions, and they still find themselves on the verge of being swept after another heartbreaking loss. The Pacers needed to…

  3. NBA Playoffs: After two moral victories, Pacers search for actual victory

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    The Indiana Pacers put up a much tougher fight against the Bulls than anybody thought they would in the first two games of their playoff series, even though they lost both games. Like the old Simpsons quote goes: in a way, both teams were winners; but in a more accurate way, the Bulls were the…

  4. Pacers Darren Collison says he thinks he can play Thursday

    Apr 21, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Indiana has played Chicago tough. They’ve been in it. Now they head home for Game 3 Thursday night. The question was would they be in it without Darren Collison, who sprained an ankle when he stepped back into the foot of a cameraman on the baseline last game. Turns out they may not have to,…

  5. Pacers’ Collison expects to play in Game 3

    Apr 19, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Collison_Darren

    According to the Associated Press, Indiana Pacers starting guard Darren Collison “expects to play” in game three of the Pacers-Bulls series. Collison suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter of Monday’s game, and missed the rest of the game. Collison recorded 17 points and 9 assists in game one, and recorded eight points and…

  6. Have the Pacers laid out the blueprint to beat the Bulls?

    Apr 19, 2011, 3:03 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau

    Chicago vs. Indiana was supposed to be one of the blowouts of the first round. Our preview predicted a sweep. What the Pacers liked to do the Bulls could defend, and the Bulls had Derrick Rose. Two hard fought games in, the questions are not about this series — the Bulls are going to win…

  7. NBA Playoffs: The Bulls manage to hold on

    Apr 19, 2011, 1:10 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    The Indiana Pacers were able to put up yet another great fight against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, but they were once again left with nothing to show for their valiant effort. In game one of the series, the Pacers took the Bulls down to the wire because of their sharp jump shooting. The…

  8. Pacers Darren Collison leaves game with ankle sprain, does not return

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:53 PM EST

    Darren_Collison

    As if things were not challenging enough in this series for the Indiana Pacers…. Late in the second quarter the Pacers starting point guard Darren Collison rolled his ankle when he stepped on the foot of a camera man out of bounds along the baseline in what was a fluke accident. Collison sat out the rest…

  9. NBA Playoffs: Bulls will improve in Game 2, can Pacers?

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:45 PM EST

    Bulls' Rose passes the ball around Pacers' Hibbert during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    The Indiana Pacers came out of Game 1 — where they led until the final minute and almost pulled the upset — thinking that they can play with the Chicago Bulls. But can they? The Bulls can play much better than they did in game one — look for them to focus on tightening the…

  10. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    Roy Hibbert of the Pacers says no way the Bulls will sweep them. That sure felt like the Pacers best chance in Game 1, though. Shane Battier hits the game-winning three early in the day, his wife had their baby daughter that night. Damn, that’s a day. Congrats to him. Great story on why Matt Barnes…

  11. NBA Playoffs: Chicago struggles, but Rose comes to the rescue

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Bulls' Rose passes the ball around Pacers' Hibbert during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    The Chicago Bulls finished the regular season with an NBA-best 62 wins. The Indiana Pacers finished the regular season with 37 wins. There was not supposed to be a lot of suspense surrounding the two teams’ first-round matchup. However, nobody told the Pacers they were supposed to go quietly against the Bulls, and the NBA…

  12. NBA Playoff Preview: Chicago vs. Indiana

    Apr 14, 2011, 4:19 AM EST

    Josh McRoberts, Derrick Rose

    SEASON RECORDS Bulls: 62-20 (No. 1 seed in East) Pacers: 37-45 (No. 8 seed) SEASON SERIES Bulls 3-1, with the Pacers winning the most recent when Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough just took over. OFFENSE/DEFENSE RANKING (points per 100 possessions) Bulls: Off. 105.4 (12th in NBA); Def. 97.4 (1st in NBA) Pacers: Off. 101.8 (23rd…

  13. Danny Granger might have been wise not to anger the Bulls

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:43 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

    There is little hope for Indiana in it’s first round, one-versus-eight matchup against Chicago. The debate is really can they win one game or not. But Pacers star Danny Granger was honest with the Indianapolis Star and in doing so made sure Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had some bulletin board material to work with. “Boston’s…

  14. Video: Carmelo Anthony’s game winner over Danny Granger

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:29 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Did the Knicks want the play Miami more than Boston in the first round? If so, this shot pretty much ruined. New York’s win and Boston’s loss means these two are almost certainly on a collision course, and Boston’s size will be a big challenge for the Knicks. But that doesn’t make this shot any…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Start thinking Knicks vs. Celtics in the first round

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:57 AM EST

    Danny Granger, Carmelo Anthony

    What you missed while avoiding the torpedo of truth…. The Miami Heat proving they can beat Boston (at least once) and the Bulls slipping past the Magic were our Games of the Day. Knicks 110, Pacers 109: Carmelo Anthony! Hold on, we’ll get back to him in a minute. Plenty of fans (and you can…

  16. Bobcats Stephen Jackson out Tuesday, maybe much longer

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Orlando Magic

    Charlotte’s playoff chances are long — like 2 percent long (if you go by ESPN’s John Hollinger or CoolStandings). They are two games back of Indiana and the Pacers have the tiebreaker. The Bobcats almost have to win out, and they have Orlando, Miami and Atlanta still on the docket. And now they may have…

  17. Bobcats Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas likely out Friday

    Mar 31, 2011, 3:25 PM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    Charlotte remains one game back but tied in the loss column with Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East, and with that the honor of getting crushed in the first round by the Chicago Bulls. Stephen Jackson, Charlotte’s leading scorer, will miss Friday’s game against Orlando due to a hamstring that continues to…

  18. Report: Jalen Rose arrested for drunk driving

    Mar 30, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

    17th Annual ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

    Jalen Rose landed in some hot water for comments surrounding his Fab 5 ESPN documentary, but he apparently has a more pressing problem to deal with. Rose was arrested for drunk driving in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, back on March 11, the Associated Press reports. TMZ spoke with Rose’s Los Angeles based attorney Keith Davidson,…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Ugly or not, Knicks and Pacers will take wins

    Mar 29, 2011, 8:52 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    What you missed while you were stealing a 600-pound bronze moose statue… Knicks 113, Magic 106 (OT): The Kicks were desperate for a win. The Magic were without Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick which meant heavy doses of Gilbert Arenas (who was 1-of-7 from three). Dwight Howard fouled out. That meant a streak breaking win…

  20. Video: Tyler Hansbrough is beasting — and dunking

    Mar 16, 2011, 12:37 PM EST

    Tyler Hansbrough

    In case you haven’t missed it, Tyler Hansbrough is balling right now. Five straight games with 20 or more points. A couple double-doubles in there. He dropped 30 on what passes for the Knicks interior defense Tuesday night. (If his little brother can channel some of this Notre Dame could go a long way in…

  21. Danny Granger beats the Knicks at the buzzer

    Mar 16, 2011, 8:09 AM EST

    Danny Granger

    The Knicks aren’t exactly known for their defense, so maybe it’s not a huge surprise that they allowed the Indiana Pacers, a team that ranks just 23rd in offensive efficiency, to put up 63 second-half points en route to a victory over New York on Tuesday. But the way the Knicks allowed this game to…

  22. Delonte West back Wednesday, says he will not be 100% all season

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Delonte West

    The good news is Delonte West is expected to return to Boston Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers. That sigh of relief you just heard was a very tired Rajon Rondo, happy to hear the cavalry is coming over the hill. He needed some backup help at the point. But it’s not all good news,…

  23. Danny Granger and Leandro Barbosa are not buddies

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a nice little meaningless story. So the last time the Raptors and Pacers met up, the Pacers took a last second desperation heave in a blowout they were up in. In particular, Darren Collison took a three-pointer that may or may not have been at the end of the 24-second clock. The Raptors…

  24. Report: Former Cavs coach Mike Brown heads Pacers list

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    It’s not fair — it’s on the players, not him — but Frank Vogel is not coming back as the Pacers head coach next season. He is this season’s Kim Hughes — good guy, good coach, thrown in an impossible situation and not brought back because he could not herd cats. So who is next?…

  25. Pacers teammates almost come to blows, Bird blames them not coach

    Mar 11, 2011, 12:31 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    For the past 10 days, the Indiana Pacers have been the worst team in the NBA. It’s not just that they are 0-5, they have looked terrible getting there. As we pointed you to this morning in our one liners, the Pacers have had the lead just 3.4 percent of the time in those games…

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