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Pacers playoffs final score: Pacers swept out by Cavaliers 106-102

Pacers playoffs final score: Pacers swept out by Cavaliers 106-102

Cleveland completed a four game sweep despite a late comeback from Indiana. The Pacers were led by Lance Stephenson with 22 points and Myles Turner with 20. For the fourth straight game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Indiana Pacers had tangible opportunities to win late, but just couldn’t pull through, resulting in their their first seven-game series sweep in franchise history. The loss had many faces, from LeBron James to missed free throws to technical fouls to wasted opportunities late to LeBron James, ending the season in shockingly consistent fashion. Indiana fell behind by...
Apr 23, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Today Could Be End of an Era of Indiana Pacers Basketball

NBA Playoffs: Today Could Be End of an Era of Indiana Pacers Basketball

The Pacers trail the Cavaliers 3-0 in their first round series. If the Pacers lose today the Paul George trade rumors will start tomorrow. Channing Frye hit a three from the right key and effectively ended the Pacers season. Technically the series isn’t over, but Frye’s three pointer ended any hope the Pacers had of bringing the series back to Indianapolis after Sunday’s game. The craziest part of last night game wasn’t the 25-point blown lead by the Pacers, most Indiana fans could have seen that coming. It was that two months from now pundits will look back at game three as the...
Apr 23, 2017
Cavaliers vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

Cavaliers vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

The Pacers take another swing at the champs trying to force the series back to Cleveland. The Pacers are left playing for pride when they face the Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon, down 0-3 in their opening round playoff series. The anguish of missed opportunities that could have the series 2-1 in Indiana’s favor makes the 0-3 hole even more painful, but the Pacers will now just try to avoid a sweep and push the series back to Cleveland in one-game-at-a-time mode. "Sunday's game will be a test of our character," McMillan said in the wake of the Game 3 collapse. "It just comes down to that....
Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Pacers suffer all-time collapse, face a sweep against Cavaliers

NBA Playoffs: Pacers suffer all-time collapse, face a sweep against Cavaliers

Indiana led 74-49 at halftime, but had no answer for LeBron James and Cleveland in the second half, losing 119-114 in stunning fashion in Game 3 at home. To summarize the Indiana Pacers in a historic Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers: 25 - Largest halftime deficit overcome in postseason history1.2%-Cavaliers chance to win at half according to ESPN In-Game Win Probability— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 21, 2017 The Pacers scored 74 first half points, their highest point total in the 50 year history of the franchise. With 55% shooting, massive Myles Turner dunks, and...
Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs Pacers final score: Cavs stun Pacers in Game 3 119-114

NBA Playoffs Pacers final score: Cavs stun Pacers in Game 3 119-114

Indiana led by 25 points in the first half, but gave it all away in a heartbreaking loss to Cleveland as they fall behind 0-3. The Cleveland Cavaliers moved up 3-0 against the Indiana Pacers, stunning the Pacers in the second half after the Pacers had a franchise first half, topping Cleveland 74-49. In the second half, LeBron James had his way against the Indiana defense, scoring 27 second half points while Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were benched. The Pacers shot 55% in the first half on the back of a 21-point second quarter from Paul George, but they were just 25% in the second half. Ball...
Apr 20, 2017
Cavaliers vs. Pacers, Game 3: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

Cavaliers vs. Pacers, Game 3: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

The Pacers return home trying to get over the hump and beat the Cavs after falling behind 0-2 in the series. The Pacers will put their home-court advantage to the test on Thursday when they face the Cavaliers in Game 3 of their first-round NBA playoffs series. Down 0-2 after coming up short at winning time in the first two games at Quicken Loans Arena, the Pacers will have a gold clad Fieldhouse ready to rock from the tip. The Pacers have technical adjustments to make at both ends of the floor which may include a change to the playing rotation. Most likely, C.J. Miles or Glenn Robinson III...
Apr 20, 2017
Indiana Pacers Set to Pick No. 18 in Upcoming Draft

Indiana Pacers Set to Pick No. 18 in Upcoming Draft

After losing the tiebreaker to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers will have the 18th selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. It had been announced earlier this week that the Indiana Pacers had lost their draft-pick tiebreaker to the Milwaukee Bucks for the rights to the 17th overall selection in the upcoming NBA draft — where Indiana will now begin the process of evaluating their options for pick No. 18 come June. That much has been known for the last few days. What isn’t known, however, is exactly who team president Larry Bird will select in what has been regarded as a guard-heavy draft...
Apr 20, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Pacers have to adjust attack against Cavaliers in Game 3

NBA Playoffs: Pacers have to adjust attack against Cavaliers in Game 3

The Pacers continue to look for a winning edge at home against the Cavs after falling behind 0-2 in Cleveland. The Pacers had two days off at home to adjust their game plan before rolling it out against the Cavaliers on Thursday at the Fieldhouse. With Glenn Robinson III not only returning to action in Game 2 but looking good in doing so, the Pacers can adjust their playing rotation accordingly. Monta Ellis has been a poor fit against the Cavs with his inability to score from the perimeter, allowing his defender to help elsewhere. Lance Stephenson isn’t the answer to the starting lineup,...
Apr 19, 2017
Paul George scoffs at national narrative over post-game comments

Paul George scoffs at national narrative over post-game comments

Paul George responded to the reaction his comments after Game 2 about Myles Turner and Lance Stephenson generated. After another frustrating loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 on Monday, Paul George answered a couple of questions directly asking his opinion on Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner. As he often does, PG considered the question and gave a thorough answer which meandered through TMI territory, yet nothing he wouldn’t say directly to either player. While PG thought he was defending Turner, others claimed he threw him under the bus. He described Lance Stephenson as a leader...
Apr 19, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Indiana needs to adjust their rotation

NBA Playoffs: Indiana needs to adjust their rotation

Coach Nate McMillan was hired because team President Larry Bird believed it was time for a new voice in the locker room. In order for the Pacer’s to get back into series McMillan will have to make adjustments that could challenge some of Indiana’s best players. It’s time for a lineup change in Indiana. Cleveland spreads the floor with great three point shooters and yet the Pacer’s continue to play Kevin Seraphin and Lavoy Allen for 21 MINUTES!! Forget about Game 2. The Pacer’s now head home, and if things go right three of the next four games will be played in Indianapolis....
Apr 18, 2017
Pacers need to show Kevin Love tough love

Pacers need to show Kevin Love tough love

Indiana should be targeting Kevin Love defensively like Cleveland is Jeff Teague. Cleveland doesn’t have to work very hard to exploit Indiana’s myriad of defensive weaknesses, but they’re masterful at it, nonetheless. If Jeff Teague and Paul George switch the 1-3 pick and roll, LeBron James salivates. When they don’t, Kyrie Irving cooks. If the bigs try to force Deron Williams away from the middle screen, Channing Frye drains a three. If Monta Ellis or Thaddeus Young drop back and ball-watch, one of several shooters inevitably makes them pay. If the bench goes small, the Cavs...
Apr 17, 2017
Pacers playoffs final score: Pacers comeback stalls, losing Game 2 to Cavaliers 117-111

Pacers playoffs final score: Pacers comeback stalls, losing Game 2 to Cavaliers 117-111

Indiana once again closed a double figure gap in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t come any closer than four points, dropping to Cleveland in Game 2. Indiana is now 0-2 in the series. The Indiana Pacers had no answer for the big three of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who enjoyed some nice home cooking late to close the door on an Indiana comeback. The Pacers trailed by as many as 18 as Nate McMillan had no sense to remove Lance Stephenson from a Kevin Love onslaught, but a gutsy fourth quarter pushed Indiana to as close as four points in the final minute. From there, the Cavs benefited from two...
Apr 17, 2017
Pacers vs. Cavaliers, Game 2: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

Pacers vs. Cavaliers, Game 2: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

The Pacers are back in the ring to take a swing at the defending champs on Monday in Game 2 at Cleveland. The Pacers and Cavaliers resume their first-round series at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night. After the Pacers struggled to slow down the Cavs in Game 1, yet still had a shot to win in the end, they will still need to make adjustments, particularly at the defensive end, to be in a similar position in Game 2. The Pacers may get a boost in the playing rotation with Glenn Robinson III expected to be in uniform. He’s listed as questionable but McMillan said in shootaround that GR3...
Apr 17, 2017
Paul George Gatorade Flow commercial finishes much better than Game 1

Paul George Gatorade Flow commercial finishes much better than Game 1

Paul George stars in a new Gatorade commercial with a couple of teammates among his supporting cast. Paul George has no problem getting off the game-winner in his latest Gatorade commercial for Gatorade Flow. In the commercial, which also features Rakeem Christmas and Joe Young, PG splashes a game-winner against a fictional Detroit Pistons team. With the ball in the air headed for the net, PG heads to the bench where finishes off his Gatorade Flow which is marketed as featuring a new taste profile – full flavor and a smooth finish. If only that smooth finish in the commercial was so easy...
Apr 17, 2017
Pacers vs. Cavaliers: Empty possession late in Game 1 hurt Pacers

Pacers vs. Cavaliers: Empty possession late in Game 1 hurt Pacers

Three of four empty possessions down the stretch in Game 1 included no passes and twice, no shots. The final play of Game 1 has endured plenty of scrutiny over the past two days, but it was by far the best possession the Pacers had down the stretch in their 109-108 loss to the Cavaliers. An open 18-footer for one of your top shooters? That’ll work and would have been fantastic on one (or more) of the late-game possessions when the Pacers came up empty, twice not even producing a shot. With 3:30 left in the game, Jeff Teague splashed a 3-ball to give the Pacers a 105-103 lead. From there,...