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Indy Cornrows May 3, 2016

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 Player Review: Ian Mahinmi earned his keep

The 2015-16 season was one of marked improvement for Mahinmi, will his numbers as a starter keep him in Indiana? Or, will Larry Bird's vision bring change? Ian Mahinmi only earned three of 130 third-place votes for the NBA's Most Improved Player Award, but there is little doubt he would win a fictitious Most Improved Pacer award by a landslide. The career back-up turned starter averaged career-highs in points (9.3), rebounds (7.1), and blocks (1.1) during the 2015-16 regular season. After serving as Roy Hibbert's understudy for three seasons, the fourth-year Pacer...
Posting and Toasting Apr 26, 2016

Playoff open thread: 04/26/16

No West Coast games tonight, suckas! Tuesday night's slate of games start hella early. Watch some b-ball and get a good night's sleep. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 6:00 PM - Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Pacers Free Agents: Jordan Hill (UFA), Ian Mahinmi (UFA), Solomon Hill (UFA), Ty Lawson (UFA) Raptors Free Agents: Luis Scola...
Indy Cornrows Apr 26, 2016

Pacers Links: Ian Mahinmi ready to play through pain in Game 5 against Raptors

After a monster Game 4, the Pacers center is ready to return to action in Game 5 while continuing to play through lingering back pain. Ian Mahinmi put together a podium performance in Game 4 despite lingering lower back soreness, but after watching him try to walk up the three steps and sit down at the podium table 15 minutes after posting 22 and 1, there is no doubt pain is part of the everyday process for the Pacers center. There are few movements, if any, that don't trigger discomfort when back pain is involved. That's why the Pacers are fortunate to have two full days off between both...
Indy Cornrows Apr 23, 2016

Pacers vs. Raptors, Game 4: Notes, quotes and numbers from Pacers win

The Pacers played for each other and delivered a strong team effort to light up the Fieldhouse and even up their playoff series with the Raptors, 2-2. Following Game 3, it was hard to figure out just what the Pacers were playing for in their playoff series with the Raptors. After Game 4, that question was easy for Frank Vogel to answer. "Right from the start, from the first quarter, we were playing for each other," said Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. The Pacers shared the ball and the spotlight after the game as Ian Mahinmi took in his first post-game podium experience. Mahinmi joked about...
Indy Cornrows Apr 23, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Pacers bring the fight in Game 4 win over Raptors, series tied

Ian Mahinmi and George Hill each had 22 to send Indiana to a comfortable 100-83 win over Toronto, tying the series 2-2. Paul George scored 19 points. In a tale of two halves, the Indiana Pacers won them both against the Toronto Raptors, dominating as a pace and space team in the first half, and mucking things up in a way only the Pacers can get away with in the second to win Game 4 and tie the series 2-2 heading back to Toronto. Indiana never trailed in this game, bringing the fight from opening tip to final buzzer, topping the Raptors 100-83. The frustrating thing about Indiana's Game 3...
Raptors HQ Apr 23, 2016

Raptors get blown out by the Pacers in Game 4, lose 100-83

Toronto put forth a brutal effort across the board on Saturday and let Indiana back into the series in Game 4. The Toronto Raptors' past postseason demons resurfaced in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Indiana Pacers, and it wasn't pretty. After back-to-back losses, Indiana bounced back in a big way en route to a 100-83 triumph to knot the series at two. Toronto played like a team that looked like it already had the series in the bag to start the game. Indiana head coach Frank Vogel opted to insert Myles Turner at the four and Ian Mahinmi at the five, a move...
Arizona Republic Apr 23, 2016
Pacers beat Raptors 100-83 in Game 4 to even series

Pacers beat Raptors 100-83 in Game 4 to even series

George Hill and Ian Mahinmi each scored 22 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 100-83 on Sunday to tie the first-round playoff series at 2-2         
Indy Cornrows Apr 23, 2016

NBA Playoffs final score: Pacers torch Raptors 100-83, tie series 2-2

Indiana pieced together a wire to wire victory, being led by George Hill and Ian Mahinmi in an impressive Game 4 victory over Toronto. The Indiana Pacers put forth the effort and came away blowing out the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their First Round series. The Pacers scorched the Raptors in the first half with 56% shooting, building a 25-point lead. The Pacers wrapped up a wire-to-wire victory by not allowing the Raptors to climb within single figures in a second half slugfest. As has been the tone of the series, the victory went to the team who brought the fight. The Pacers hit five of...
Indy Cornrows Apr 21, 2016

Pacers Links: Ian Mahinmi, Monta Ellis miss practice but expect to play in Game 3

The Pacers hope to hold home court but may have to do so with a limited front court depending on Ian Mahinmi's injury status. The Pacers have struggled with their front court matchup against the Raptors in part due to center Ian Mahinmi's foul trouble and troubling lower back soreness. Mahinim sat out practice on Wednesday but did express his intent to give it a go in Game 3. Monta Ellis also missed practice due to a personal issue that arose, but Frank Vogel indicated Monta will be available on Thursday. At this point in the season, some additional rest for Ellis is probably more valuable...
Indy Cornrows Apr 19, 2016

Jonas Valanciunas and the Indiana Pacers' big (solvable) problem

Jonas Valanciunas has feasted on Indiana's frontcourt thru two playoff games, but he should not be perceived as a giant that can't be brought down. The big man from Lithuania has it all going against the Indiana Pacers, and he knows it. That much was made evident from the first possession of Game 2, when he made his presence felt in the paint by drawing a quick foul on Ian Mahinmi and then proceeding to let loose a boisterous roar in front of the raucous home crowd at the Air Canada Centre. As it turned out, this early show of emotion was just a precursor for what was to come in the...
Canis Hoopus Apr 16, 2016

NBA Playoffs Day One

Four first round series begin today. Here's a quick preview. Chat about them here. Pacers at Raptors11:30 am CSTESPN Frank Vogel really showed his coaching chops this season by leading the Pacers to 45 wins and the 3rd best defense in the league despite significant roster turnover and the absence of some key defensive pieces. The return of Paul George as the star and centerpiece of the team helped, and Vogel got terrific work from various guys you wouldn't expect: Ian Mahinmi, C.J. Miles, Lavoy Allen, Jordan Hill, and rookie Myles Turner. It is far from the most talented team in the East,...

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