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Like Vogel, Pacers prove they belong among elite with win over HeatUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetIndy showed the work ethic and self-belief instilled by coach Frank Vogel in beating the Heat 90-84.
Brandon Jennings’ Behind-The-Back Pass For The Emphatic Andre Drummond DunkUpdated 6 hours ago Share TweetPistons fans would like to see more of these fast break connections between Brandon Jennings and Andre Drummond because they could use them. The Pistons got blown out by 27 points against the visiting ‘Wolves, but Jennings and Drummond were able to conn…
Indiana comes back to down Miami in a postseason-styled battleUpdated 6 hours ago Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers weren’t the only ones with this game circled on the calendar. The defending champion Miami Heat had to hear all summer about the Pacers’ improved depth, their internal growth, and their budding rivalry with a Miami team…
Watch LeBron James Spin Past Three Pacers For The Lefty LayupUpdated 7 hours ago Share TweetThe Eastern Conference battle between the only two teams that mean anything concluded tonight with Indiana pulling away in the second half for a 90-84 victory over visiting Miami. After the first quarter saw Miami take a 30-19 lead, the Heat only scored…Share TweetRoy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George had 15 of his 17 points during a second-half rally to lead the Pacers past Miami 90-84 Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams.Share TweetKyrie Irving scored 37 points and Jarrett Jack added 17 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-94 win on Tuesday night over the sinking New York Knicks.
Kevin Love To Corey Brewer Give-And-Go Ends With A BoomUpdated 7 hours ago Share TweetKevin Love and Corey Brewer continued to show off their chemistry in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game between the Pistons and Timberwolves. Instead of an outlet to the dunk, this time the pair works a pretty give-and-go off the inbounds. Brewer inbou…
Bucks Neal out with left foot injuryUpdated 9 hours ago Share TweetMilwaukee Bucks guard Gary Neal did not make the trip to Chicago for Tuesday night's game with the Bulls because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Bulls missing Noah, two other starters vs. BucksUpdated 9 hours ago Share TweetThe Chicago Bulls are missing three starters for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks after Joakim Noah was sidelined by a bruised right thigh.Share TweetNew York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin will miss his second straight game with an injured left ankle.
Andre Drummond & Pistons Mascot Spoof Eminem’s “Berzerk” VideoUpdated 15 hours ago Share TweetDetroit’s favorite son, Eight Mile star Eminem, released his new album Marshall Mathers LP 2 earlier this fall. He also dropped the first single “Berzerk,” complete with a Rick Rubin appearance in the Beastie Boys-inspired music video. Now Pistons masco…Share TweetMiami will have its three best players on the court Tuesday night at Indiana.
Danny Granger of Indiana Pacers hopes to return this weekUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetDanny Granger has only played five games over the last two seasons for the Indiana Pacers but he's hoping to make his return this week.
Paul George Says Kevin Durant Is The Toughest Matchup In The NBAUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetTonight finally features a game between two Eastern Conference opponents that doesn’t make us want to take a nap before the late Western Conference games. That’s because the two titans of the Eastern Conference, Miami and Indiana, face off at 7 p.m. EST…
Bulls' Deng to miss second straight gameUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetLuol Deng (Achilles) and Jimmy Butler (turf toe) will not play Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Required Reading for Tonight's Pacers-Heat GameUpdated Dec 10 (yesterday) Share TweetGet ready for the biggest game of the regular season (7 p.m. ET on NBA TV) with some recent-ish Grantland pieces on the Pacers and Heat! • Zach ...Source: grantland.com
The 10-man rotation, starring Nikola Mirotic, the potential face of the Chicago Bulls’ futureUpdated Dec 9 (yesterday) Share TweetA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: DraftExpress. Mike Schmitz offers an i…Share TweetPaul George and his Indiana Pacers will play the Miami Heat on Tuesday. They’ll play the Heat four times this season, with all signs pointing to an eventual Eastern Conference finals rematch this spring that should last six or seven games. The Pacers pl…
Blazers hit No. 1 thanks to NBA's most improved offenseUpdated Dec 9 (yesterday) Share TweetBehind the NBA's most improved offense, Portland knocks off Indy for No. 1 in this week's rankings.
Russell Westbrook With A Pair Of Delish Dimes In OKC’s Win Over IndyUpdated Dec 9 (yesterday) Share TweetThe Oklahoma City Thunder took on a visiting Indiana Pacers team a day removed from a resounding win over the San Antonio Spurs. Despite Paul George‘s 26 second half points, the Thunder cruised to a 118-94 win over the Eastern Conference leaders, and Ru…
Kyle Korver's Big Night, and the Day on the Ocean That Made It PossibleUpdated Dec 9 (2 days ago) Share TweetACT 1: LAST FRIDAY, AMONG THE KORVERS I'm sitting third row at the Hawks-Cavs game, flanked by two large, handsome Midwesterners. To my right is the ...Source: grantland.comShare TweetDurant's 36 points lift Thunder past Pacers 118-94
Wade (rest) held out against PistonsUpdated Dec 8 (2 days ago) Share TweetMiami guard Dwyane Wade is expected to miss Sunday night's game at Detroit.
Damian Lillard’s Clutch 3-Pointer Before Monta Ellis’ Game-WinnerUpdated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetSaturday night featured a huge matchup for the Western Conference leading Portland Trail Blazers. After defeating the Pacers, Thunder and Jazz earlier in the week, they looked to finish off their four-game home stand with a win against the visiting Mave…
Another Cavs Fan Rushes The Court Rocking A Homemade T-Shirt Reading, “KYRIE DON’T LEAVE”Updated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetWhat is it about Cavs fans? During Miami’s 27-game winning streak last season, LeBron James and the Heat came storming back from a huge second half deficit to defeat the Cavs and extend the streak. During the game, James Blair rushed the court with a ho…
Fan wearing ‘KYRIE DON’T LEAVE’ T-shirt walks onto court, touches Kyrie Irving during Cavs-Clippers (Video)Updated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetOn Saturday night, for the second time in less than nine months, a young fan made his way from the stands at Quicken Loans Arena onto the basketball court during live game action to personally deliver a message, hand-scrawled on a white T-shirt, implori…
Rivers: Clippers are 'pouting,' lack maturityUpdated Dec 8 (3 days ago) Share TweetAfter their third loss in their last four games, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers called his team out for "pouting" in their 88-82 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers and said they are not where they need to be "maturity-wise."Share TweetThe Pacers won easily in San Antonio 111-100 with a game plan that had the Spurs scrambling.
David West On Beating The HeatDec 10Pacers forward David West on how Indiana was able to beat Miami.
Cavaliers Drop Knicks To 5-15Dec 10Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and had 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers past the Knicks 109-94.
Pacers Take Down HeatDec 10Roy Hibbert scored 24 points to lead the Pacers past the Heat 90-84.
Heat-Pacers Renew RivalryDec 10P.J. Carlesimo discusses the significance of Tuesday's Eastern Conference showdown between Miami and Indiana.
Daily Dime: Heat and Pacers renew rivalryDec 10This could end up as the first of 10 games between the Heat and Pacers
Danny Granger of Indiana Pacers hopes to return this weekDec 10Danny Granger has only played five games over the last two seasons for the Indiana Pacers but he's hoping to make his return this week.
Ian Thomsen: Talent gap widens with Rudy Gay joining WestDec 10Which team made out worse in the Rudy Gay trade: the Kings or the Raptors? -- David B., Pittsburgh
Chicago Bears need to keep riding this offenseDec 9The Bears need to fully embrace their new identity as offensive juggernaut if they want to make the playoffs, writes Michael Wilbon.