Thompson drops 60 on listless Pacers

Dec 6, 2016

Thompson drops 60 on listless Pacers

Klay Thompson wanted one more quarter. He wanted to score 80, and thinks he absolutely could have. Hard to argue that one: He went off for 60 points in 29 head-shaking, jaw-dropping, defense-breaking minutes. “Who knows? I know he would have kept shooting,” coach ...

Thompson shoots Warriors to win

Nov 22, 2016

Thompson shoots Warriors to win

Klay Thompson kept his shooting touch in sync Monday night. All he needed was a trip to his second home. The All-Star guard again dazzled Indiana Pacers fans with a knockout performance. He scored 25 points in 26 minutes and took the entire fourth ...

Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Nov 21, 2016

Teague carries Pacers to victory in overtime

Indiana coach Nate McMillan wrote an instruction on the white board in the Pacers’ locker room Sunday: “Scrap.” Jeff Teague did just that, scoring eight of his 30 points in overtime, harassing Russell Westbrook defensively all night and lifting the short-handed Pacers to a ...

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Nov 12, 2016

Sixers edge Pacers for first win

Joel Embiid wanted the ball down the stretch and the 76ers were happy to give it to him. Embiid scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Philadelphia to its first victory of the season, 109-105 over the ...

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

May 17, 2016

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers’ new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today’s young players. Bird promoted the 51-year-old McMillan to head coach Monday, hoping he will change the culture inside the ...

May 6, 2016

Bird won't bring Vogel back as coach of Pacers

Larry Bird has never cared about popularity contests. All he ever wanted to do was win. So on Thursday, the Indiana Pacers’ president of basketball operations announced he would not re-sign Frank Vogel to a new contract despite five trips to the playoffs, including ...

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

May 2, 2016

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

DeMar DeRozan pushed the Toronto Raptors into the second round — finally. DeRozan scored 30 points and Toronto beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 to advance to face Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors won a best-of-seven ...

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

Apr 30, 2016

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 ...

DeRozan delivers for Raptors in victory over Pacers

Apr 27, 2016

DeRozan delivers for Raptors in victory over Pacers

DeMar DeRozan finally turned in the All-Star effort Toronto has been waiting for in the playoffs. DeRozan’s big game, and an even bigger Raptors comeback, put Toronto on the brink of a second-round berth. DeRozan scored 34 points and the Raptors held on for ...

Pacers beat Cavs in LeBron's absence, edge closer to playoffs

Apr 7, 2016

Pacers beat Cavs in LeBron's absence, edge closer to playoffs

When LeBron James took a seat Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers took a step forward. With the four-time MVP resting, the Pacers got their offense on track, their defense in sync and proved they could finally close out a game. Paul George scored 29 ...

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

Mar 18, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan carry Raptors past Pacers in OT

With Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan driving from the backcourt, the Toronto Raptors are on track for the best season in franchise history. Against Indiana on Thursday night, the Raptors duo wore down the Pacers late and gave Toronto the clutch plays it needed ...

LeBron, Cavs hold off Pacers

Mar 1, 2016

LeBron, Cavs hold off Pacers

The rest helped LeBron James. The replay aided the Cavaliers. James scored 33 points after sitting out a game and Tristan Thompson made two huge plays in the final minute, leading Cleveland to a 100-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. James ...