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Pacers head to Atlanta after breaking loose

Pacers head to Atlanta after breaking loose

The Indiana Pacers headed south Wednesday, finally carrying themselves with a swagger befitting the No. 1 seed.
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  • Joakim Noah is suing his former shoemaker, claiming they failed…

    Joakim Noah is suing his former shoemaker, claiming they failed to pay him and contributed to his foot injuries

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    Tennis legend Yannick Noah, somewhat famously, outfitted himself in Le Coq Sportif footwear during his celebrated career. This is why it made complete and total sense his adoring son, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, would sign the first endorsement de…
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  • Bulls' Gibson confused by refs' decisions late

    Bulls' Gibson confused by refs' decisions late

    Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson still can't believe he didn't get the benefit of two calls late in regulation of Tuesday night's Game 2 loss to the Washington Wizards.
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  • Even The Chicago Bulls' Security Staff Is Sick Of Joey Crawford…

    Even The Chicago Bulls' Security Staff Is Sick Of Joey Crawford's Shit

    deadspin.com 21 hours ago
    The Chicago Bulls have set up a kind of text-message hotline that fans can use to hail the assistance of the arena's security team. Reader Dave was at the game between the Bulls and the Wizards last night, and he tried his luck at getting referee Joey C…
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  • Stephenson, Turner involved in practice fight before Game 1

    Stephenson, Turner involved in practice fight before Game 1

    Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were unified on three points Wednesday.
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  • Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In Thes…

    Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In These Playoffs

    dimemag.com ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    The Pacers have gone through a complete metamorphosis since jumping out of the gate to a 40-11 start to the season. They faltered badly down the stretch and barely eked out the No. 1 seed in a ramshackle Eastern Conference. Then they lost Game 1 at home…
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  • Report: Goran Dragic Wins Most Improved Player

    Report: Goran Dragic Wins Most Improved Player

    dimemag.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    The NBA has announced that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic has been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2013-14 NBA Season. Dragic won in a land-slide over Pacers wing Lance Stephenson and Pelicans second-year forward Anthony Davis. The NBA has…
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  • Lance Stephenson's planned adjustment for Pacers-Hawks Game 2: …

    Lance Stephenson's planned adjustment for Pacers-Hawks Game 2: 'Gotta punch more'

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    The Indiana Pacers enter Tuesday's Game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks coming off a stunning and dispiriting home-court loss, facing serious questions about their core identity and internal makeup, and possibl…
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  • Cavs GM Griffin awaits word on interim tag

    Cavs GM Griffin awaits word on interim tag

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    David Griffin hasn't stopped working for a second at fixing the Cavaliers. He's got major plans to get them back into the playoffs and among the NBA's elite.
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  • Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

    Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

    dimemag.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    The Indiana Pacers are in shambles the day leading up to their Game 2 against the Hawks. They finished the regular season 10-12, barely holding on to the No. 1 seed in the East. But a lot of good it did them after they lost home-court advantage in a Gam…
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  • Chicago and Indiana are fighting for their playoff lives in Gam…

    Chicago and Indiana are fighting for their playoff lives in Game 2

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    The Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls entered 2013-14 as championship contenders. At various points during the autumn and winter they were the darlings of the NBA. Both teams began the postseason with aspirations to knock off the two-time defending champ…
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  • Game 2 Of Pacers-Hawks Going For $9.99 On StubHub

    Game 2 Of Pacers-Hawks Going For $9.99 On StubHub

    dimemag.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The Pacers and Hawks will face off in Game 2 tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a must-win situation for the favored Pacers — who were upset in Game 1, 101-93. The Pacers have had a hard time drawing fans to games since the Malice at the Palace back …
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  • Video - Frank Vogel Coaching For His Job? 01:49

    Frank Vogel Coaching For His Job?

    Apr 23
    Marc Stein discusses the report that Pacers coach Frank Vogel is coaching for his job.
  • Video - Pacers Finish Strong 01:36

    Pacers Finish Strong

    Apr 22
    Tim Legler discusses how the Pacers were able to even the series following a 101-85 win over the Hawks.
  • Video - George: 'We're Competing For Something' 00:58

    George: 'We're Competing For Something'

    Apr 22
    After a series-tying win over the Hawks, Pacers forward Paul George talked about the challenges of guarding Jeff Teague.
  • Video - George Nails Buzzer-Beater 00:17

    George Nails Buzzer-Beater

    Apr 22
    In the final seconds of the third quarter, Paul George dribbles up the court and hits a pull-up 3-pointer that before time runs out.

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    Apr 23
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    Apr 23
    In an interview Wednesday morning with ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders downplayed the idea he might return to the Wolves' bench after this week's retirement of Rick Adelman.
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    Apr 23
    One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.