May 8, 1995 |
Where does one begin? With Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller, who destroyed the New York Knicks with eight points in the final 16.4 seconds, including the game-winning foul shots of a most incredible finish at Madison Square Garden yesterday? How about with the way the Knicks, seemingly in control of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series, bungled a normally safe six-point lead with 18.7 seconds left by executing in a fashion described as "disgusting" by coach Pat Riley?
May 18, 2005 |
Indiana coach Rick Carlisle used all four of his second-half timeouts in the third quarter, trying to slow down the Detroit Pistons. It didn't work. Ben Wallace had 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to lead host Detroit to an 86-67 win over the Pacers last night, and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Pistons held Indiana without a field goal for a stretch of 10 minutes, 39 seconds - including the first 6:26 of the second half - turning a tie game into a 22-point advantage.
May 22, 1993 |
No, Jim Lynam hasn't entered the job market. Even though an opportunity could be there for him. If Lynam, the 76ers' general manager and former coach, had any thoughts of a imminent return to coaching in the NBA, at least one team is interested: The Indiana Pacers. The Pacers, who fired coach Bob Hill this week, have asked Sixers owner Harold Katz for permission to speak with Lynam. When asked to confirm this development, Pacers president Donnie Walsh said, "No comment.
April 24, 2004 |
The Indiana Pacers are so dominant, they keep beating the Boston Celtics with their backups. The Pacers won, 108-85, last night, the biggest margin in a lopsided series, to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal with a chance to complete the sweep tomorrow on Boston's court. Indiana got 58 points from its reserves, compared with 54 by Boston's starters. Substitutes Al Harrington and Jonathan Bender led the Pacers with 19 points each. Three days earlier, Indiana won, 103-90, behind a 43-11 advantage from its backups.
May 21, 2013 |
MIAMI - If this whole coaching thing doesn't work out, Frank Vogel probably has future in fight promotion. His hair will never rival that of Don King's, but the Pacers' coach certainly has a natural gift for monstrous chatter. Vogel isn't going into his team's playoff series against the Heat $15,000 in hole this time, but his mouth still appears to be running up a deficit when it comes to talking about the defending NBA champions. In other words, it's never a smart idea to give LeBron James motivation.
May 8, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 105-79, on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow-up dunk in the first half, and Raymond Felton scored 14 points as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes. Paul George scored 20 points for the Pacers, who had a two-point lead and momentum when coach Frank Vogel called timeout with a little more than three minutes left in the third quarter.
November 7, 1987 |
Charles Barkley studied the boxscore carefully, the smile from the victory still stretched across his face. Barkley was proud of the way the 76ers played last night at the Spectrum, tagging Indiana with a 108-95 defeat, barely allowing the Pacers to even think they had a chance to win. It was opening night of the 1987-88 season, and these were the new Sixers - the ones without Julius Erving and the ones who had been written off in several preseason...
January 31, 1990 |
There's good and bad news for Indiana coach Dick Versace, whose Pacers play the Sixers tonight. The good news is that the game is not on the road, where the Pacers have lost eight straight and 11 of their last 15. It is, instead, in Market Square Arena, where Indiana is 16-5. The bad news is . . . well, there's lots of bad news. First off, the Sixers are on an eight-game winning streak and have already beaten the Pacers twice this season (once in Indiana). Secondly, Sixers forward Rick Mahorn will be back in the lineup for the first time in two games since suffering an elbow injury last Friday against the Bulls.
May 7, 2004 |
The Indiana Pacers showed plenty of rust from an 11-day layoff. They still had more than enough to beat the visiting Miami Heat. The Pacers bounced back from a sluggish start with a 26-5 run spanning the end of the second and start of the third quarters that propelled them to a 94-81 victory last night in Game 1 of their second-round Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. The Pacers' Ron Artest missed yesterday morning's shootaround because of a migraine but recovered by game time and received his Defensive Player of the Year award before tipoff from NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik and Hall of Famer Bill Russell.
April 17, 2000 |
The Indiana Pacers have been waiting a long time for what they finally accomplished yesterday. The Pacers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history, beating the host Detroit Pistons, 112-101. "This is sweet, and even more so because everyone said we were too old and we were has-beens and bums who should all get traded in November," said Reggie Miller, who led the Pacers with 21 points. "But the important thing is that any deciding game is going to have to come to Indiana.