March 20, 2013 |
THE INDIANA PACERS broke out of their funk Tuesday night. Now they just have to play good basketball. The second-best team in the Eastern Conference got 19 points from Paul George and 14 points and 14 rebounds from Tyler Hansbrough, leading the Pacers to a 95-73 rout over visiting Orlando. It's just what Indiana needed after losing two of its last three games and, surprisingly, two of its last three at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, too. "I feel like if we continue to play the way we played today then we can be a tough team to beat," George Hill said after scoring 14 points.
March 17, 2013 |
The 2012-13 season has been hard on everyone involved in the 76ers organization, a fact that is not lost on center Spencer Hawes. Facing a team that has at times bullied them this year, the Sixers played a cathartic game, earning a 98-91 victory against the Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers in front of 18,587 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. And no one enjoyed the night more than Hawes. The 7-footer, matched up against 7-2 Roy Hibbert (25 points, 10 rebounds), had perhaps the finest all-around game of his career.
March 17, 2013
Kobe Bryant played 12 minutes Friday at Indiana, missed all four shots he took, and then went to the bench for good. It was all his severely sprained left ankle could take. Despite Bryant's absence, the Lakers held off the Pacers, 99-93, when Dwight Howard completed a go-ahead, three-point play with 90 seconds left. Howard finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Metta World Peace had 19 points. George Hill scored 27 points and Paul George had 20 for Indiana. Bryant spent two days trying to fight his way back after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the waning seconds of Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.
March 10, 2013
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three-pointers in the first half, finished with 11, and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in New York. Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA record of 12 threes as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed with 1 minute, 8 seconds left, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
March 7, 2013 |
THE INDIANA PACERS lost the lead, then lost sight of Jeff Green. Kevin Garnett found Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the visiting Boston Celtics beat the Pacers, 83-81, on Wednesday night. "Happy it went in," Green said. "Great pass by Garnett. Great execution by us. Good draw up by Doc [Rivers]. We have found ways to win. The trust is there now. Guys are giving what Doc wants.
March 4, 2013 |
DAVID WEST scored 31 points and George Hill added 21, leading the Indiana Pacers past the visiting Chicago Bulls, 97-92, in a Central Division showdown Sunday night. Indiana has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago. The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for a team that was missing four key players with injuries. Chicago fell behind late in the first quarter and spent most of the rest of the game trying to play catch-up.
March 2, 2013
Chris Paul scored 29 points and Jamal Crawford added 23 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the host Indiana Pacers, 99-91, Thursday night. David West's 22 points led five players in double figures for Indiana. The Clippers held a 49-47 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 76-69 after three quarters. The Clippers have now won three straight. Wall 'in a funk' Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton said John Wall is "in a funk right now. " The Wizards' franchise player hasn't been shooting well and has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate over the last few games.
March 1, 2013 |
CHRIS PAUL scored 29 points, while Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the visiting Los Angeles Clippers hold off Indiana's late charge for a 99-91 victory Thursday. The Clippers have won three straight and seven of their past eight. David West led the Pacers with 22 points, while All-Star Paul George had 20 points and five assists. Danny Granger finished with a season-high 12 points. But without the suspended Roy Hibbert, the Pacers barely resembled the team that had won five straight by an average margin of 23.8 points.
February 28, 2013
Indiana center Roy Hibbert was ejected and four other players received technical fouls Tuesday night after a skirmish between the Pacers and the visiting Golden State Warriors spilled into the seats behind the baseline. The Warriors' David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson also were called for technicals, along with Indiana forward David West. It began when Lee and Hibbert exchanged shoves under the basket after a missed shot with 6 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
February 21, 2013
Indiana's Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 125-91 home win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The Pacers shot 53 percent from the field, scored a season high in points, and had a season-best 28 assists to score their largest margin of victory this season, hand New York its worst loss, and pull within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East. The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, the league's No. 2 scorer, finished with 15 points on just 7-for-21 shooting.