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Harden powers shorthanded Rockets past Pacers

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:13 PM

The Rockets extend their winning streak to 6 games as James Harden scores 40-plus points for the fourth time in that stretch

SCORING MACHINE. James Harden drops another 40-point game for title-contender Rockets. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Pacers' Evans banned from NBA for at least 2 years

May 18, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The league dismisses Tyreke Evans, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, for drug violation

OUT. After serving the ban, Pacers guard Tyreke Evans can apply for reinstatement in the league. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Celtics sweep Pacers out of NBA playoffs

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Celtics capture their first best-of-seven series sweep since 2011

SWEEP. Gordon Hayward powers the Boston Celtics to their first playoff sweep since 2011. Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics push Pacers to elimination brink

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The Boston Celtics take a 3-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers to move within a win of the conference semifinals

LOCKED IN. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics inch closer to a first-round sweep of the Pacers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving: 'Anything can happen on the road'

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Celtics go up 2-0 against the Pacers but the Boston star warns his teammates as the series heads to Indiana

Irving, Tatum fuel Celtics comeback over Pacers

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Boston rallies from a double-digit deficit against Indiana to grab a 2-0 series lead

ON TOP. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics go on the road with a two-game cushion. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving dazzles as Celtics thwart Pacers in Game 1

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:02 AM

Missing the Celtics' run to the East Finals last year, the All-Star guard makes up for lost time with impressive numbers across the board

MORE TO COME. Kyrie Irving wins his first playoff game with the Boston Celtics. Photo from

Celtics blow out Pacers for 4th seed, homecourt edge

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Boston gains the upper hand as the Celtics and Pacers stay in line for a postseason showdown

ADVANTAGE. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics snap out of a tie with the Pacers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie Irving hits game-winner as Celtics escape Pacers

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The Celtics superstar buries a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left to cap a stellar 30-point performance

GAME HERO. Kyrie Irving powers the Celtics to a crucial victory over their likely playoff nemesis. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, George power Oklahoma's bounce-back win

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Thunder rebound from a shock defeat with a convincing win over the Indiana Pacers

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Russell Westbrook claims  his 29th triple double of the season before a delighted home crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

Durant puts personal tragedy aside to power Warriors past Pacers

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Despite losing a close friend earlier in the day, Kevin Durant fires 15 points as all 5 Warriors starters finish in double figures

FOCUSED. Kevin Durant shows up in the game despite losing childhood friend Cliff Dixon early in the day. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers overcome Westbrook's triple-double to edge Thunder

Mar 15, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Wesley Matthews buries the game-winner as the Pacers rally to escape the Thunder

SPOILER. The Pacers spoil Russell Westbrook’s triple-double outburst. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks bounce back from losses to punish Pacers

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:47 PM

After dropping back-to-back games for the first time, the league-leading Bucks regain their swagger against the Pacers

BOUNCING BACK. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes sure the Bucks get over the hump quickly. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo dominates as Bucks rally past Pacers

Feb 14, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'He's a monster,' Pacers coach Nate McMillan says of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who erupts for 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists

ON TOP. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Bucks roll to another record on the road. Photo fro NBA Twitter

Pacers sign Wesley Matthews after release by Knicks

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:05 PM

The 32-year-old guard will play for his fifth NBA team in 10 years

NEW SQUAD. Wesley Matthews (left) gets waived by the Knicks after only a week in New York. Photo from

Raptors, Pacers sail past foes

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:43 PM

All 5 Raptors starters punch in double figures to batter the Hawks while the Pacers lean on Bojan Bogdanovic to drub the Clippers

ON A ROLL. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors roll to their 40th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers spoil record LeBron night, crush Lakers by 42 points

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:02 AM

LeBron James becomes the youngest NBA player to record 32,000 points but the Pacers hand the four-time MVP the most lopsided loss of his career

MILESTONE. LeBron James climbs to 5th in the all-time scoring list as his Lakers get whipped by the Pacers. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers Twitter

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Warriors extend NBA winning streak in rout of Pacers

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Steph Curry becomes the first player in NBA history to make 200 three-pointers in 7 successive seasons

MILESTONE. Steph Curry rains threes to tally 26 points and lead the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers guard Oladipo undergoes right knee surgery

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Oladipo is expected to make a full recovery but gave no timetable is given

RECOVERY. Victor Oladipo gets his ruptured quad tendon on his right knee repaired.  Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers star Oladipo goes down with 'serious' knee injury

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The Indiana Pacers' leading scorer will likely undergo a season-ending surgery

MAJOR BLOW. Victor Oladipo gets attended by the medical staff after sustaining an injury in the 2nd quarter of the Pacers' game against the Raptors. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Injured Embiid shines for Sixers

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Shrugging off a sore back, Sixers star Joel Embiid posts his 38th double-double of the season against the Pacers

ROAD WIN. Joel Embiid helps power the Sixers to a road win against the Pacers for a 30-16 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Raptors cool off red-hot Pacers in Lowry's return

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry returns from injury to help the Raptors snap the Indiana Pacers' six-game winning streak

WINNING RETURN. Kyle Lowry, who missed 10 games due to back and thigh problems, delivers 12 points and 8 assists. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Chicago's Zach LaVine trade clutch triples, but only the Pacers standout emerges as game hero

BUZZER-BEATER. Victor Oladipo sweetens his 36-point outburst with a clutch trey. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers' Turner breaks nose in win over Hawks

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Indiana big man Myles Turner drops 20 points before sustaining an injury in a fourth-quarter collision

WORTH IT. Despite the injury, Myles Turner says he’s just glad the Pacers picked up a win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kings, Pacers to star in 1st NBA game in India

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:39 PM

The Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will grace the first ever NBA pre-season contest in India

INDIA-BOUND. The Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers will go head-to-head in India in the 2019 NBA preseason. Photo from Sacramento Kings

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Pacers name Krauskopf as first female NBA assistant GM since '70s

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM

She spent nearly 20 years as the chief of the Indiana Fever in the WNBA

BIG ACQUISITION. Kelly Krauskopf follows the footsteps of Nancy Leonard, who was hired to the same job by the Pacers in 1976. Photo from Twitter (@Pacers)

Pacers spoil Sixers star Joel Embiid's 40-20 night

Dec 15, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Indiana Pacers rally from a double-digit deficit to clip Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers

STEADY CLIMB. Darren Collison and the Indiana Pacers outlast the Sixers to hike up their record to 19-10. Photo from Indiana Pacers

Turner stars as Pacers hand Bulls' Boylen losing start

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Behind Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers spoil Jim Boylen's coaching debut with the Chicago Bulls

MOVING UP. Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers pick up their 14th win to climb to 5th in the Eastern Conference. Photo from NBA

Sixers beat Pacers to solve their road woes

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Philadelphia Sixers snap a five-game losing skid on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Joel Embiid picks up his 11th double-double against the Pacers as the Sixers recover from a 25-point beatdown by the Nets 3 nights earlier. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Oladipo powers Pacers to thrilling victory over Celtics

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The reigning Most Improved Player delivers on both ends, sinking a go-ahead three-pointer and coming away with the win-sealing steal

TAKE OVER. Victor Oladipo lifts the Indiana Pacers to their seventh win in 10 games. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James drops 45 as Cavaliers knock out Pacers in Game 7

Apr 30, 2018 - 6:46 AM

'The King' flirts with a triple-double as Cleveland advances to the second round of the Eastern Conference for the 4th straight year

ON TO THE NEXT. LeBron James makes it into the second round of the playoffs for the 13 straight season of his career. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Cavs face must-win Game 7 as free agent speculation swirls

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The Cleveland superstar plays his first-ever deciding game in the first round of the playoffs

SPECULATIONS. A  free agent by July 1, LeBron James says he isn’t thinking too far ahead. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers drag LeBron and the Cavaliers to a deciding Game 7

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Led by Victor Oladipo, Indiana runs away with a huge win to stay alive against Cleveland

NOT OVER. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Indiana Pacers one more time. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

NBA confirms LeBron's big block on Oladipo was goaltending

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:57 AM

'We fought our way back, we tied the game up, that layup is huge,' says Pacers' Victor Oladipo of the non-call on Cavs star LeBron James

NON-CALL. Cleveland star LeBron James admits a goaltending violation should have been called. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron game-winner lifts Cavs to 3-2 series lead over Pacers

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:26 AM

(3RD UPDATE) On top of the buzzer-beater, the NBA superstar drops 44 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists

Bogdanovic's double duty spells trouble for Cavaliers

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Everybody thought before this season that I cannot play defense,' says the Croatian forward tasked to defend Cavs superstar LeBron James

ON A ROLL. Bojan Bogdanovic drops a playoff career-high 30 points. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron’s epic start carries Cavs past Pacers

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA superstar unleashes 46 points as Cleveland levels series

ALL BUSINESS. LeBron James proves yet again he’s among the best playoff performers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs coach seeks more aggressive LeBron James after NBA playoff loss

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Triple-double not enough? Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue wants the four-time MVP to set the tone early

Cavaliers stun Wizards, Pacers pummel Warriors

Apr 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers claw their way back from down 17 points in head coach Tyronn Lue's return

ALL AROUND. LeBron James submits a near-triple-double in another win for the Cleveland Cavaliers. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers nail playoff spot, LeBron James' near-triple-double fuels Cavs win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The Indiana Pacers advance to the NBA postseason for the 7th time in the last 8 seasons

ADVANCE. Victor Oladipo leads the Indiana Pacers to their 7th playoff berth in 8 seasons. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers leap past Wizards; Raptors sink Hornets

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:58 PM

The Indiana Pacers almost blow a 17-point lead but hold on to the victory that allowed them to jump over the Washington Wizards by a half-game in the NBA standings

YOUNG GUN. Victor Oladipo waxes hot for the Indiana Pacers with 33 points. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards in peak form against Pacers

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The Wizards halt the Pacers' 6-game home winning streak

STEP UP. Bradley Beal continues to step up for injured John Wall, leading 8 players who scored double digits. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers beat Hornets with late surge

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:14 PM

The Pacers now stand 7th in the Eastern Conference

COMBO. Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo combines for 47 points to lead the Pacers over the Hornets. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP (Turner) and Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (Oladipo)

Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat struggling Cavs

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The Cavs lose their third straight game

LOSING STREAK. LeBron James stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds to go, and admitted the refs got the call right. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder thumps Pacers in Paul George's return to Indiana

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Russell Westbrook posts his ninth triple double of the season in a 100-95 victory

BALL OUT. Paul George was booed loudly whenever he touched the ball in his first game in Indiana since being traded 5 months ago. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Indiana Pacers stop cold streaking Cleveland Cavaliers

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:17 PM

The Pacers beat the Cavs, denying the NBA defending champions of their 14th straight win

CLUTCH BASKETS. Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP