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INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers have long had trouble scoring, relying on their stout defense to break away from lacking teams and make their way up the Eastern Conference ladder. If the Atlanta Hawks are going to make a habit of allowing the Pacers t
Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana guard Lance Stephenson left the Pacers' playoff game Wednesday night against Atlanta late in the first quarter after falling hard on an attempted layup.
Roy Hibbert throws it down all over Ivan Johnson during Pacers-Hawks Game 2 (Video)Updated Apr 24 Share TweetA lot of things come to mind when I think about Roy Hibbert - the phrases "pretty good" and "very tall," the grey Georgetown uniforms, lifting Jean Ralphio and refusing to pay Tom Haverford's tab, etc. What doesn't pop right to the forefront, though, isSource: yahoo.com
The Air Jordan XX8 “Bright Crimson” & “Black/White/Red” Releasing This WeekendUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetPerhaps no sneaker release this year has been more talked about than the Air Jordan XX8. This weekend, two more Air Jordan XX8 colorways are releasing: the “Bright Crimson” and the “Black/White/Red.” Both feature the traditional Chicago Bulls coloSource: dimemag.comShare TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson might miss Game 3 against Chicago because of a foot injury.Share TweetIn December, Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis declared to a Milwaukee television station that the only difference between Monta and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was “more wins and two championship rings.” The NBA world, of course, laughed at this quitSource: yahoo.comShare TweetMike Brown will do an encore as the coach of the Cavaliers, the team that unceremoniously dumped him in 2010.
George Improves His Game, and Has an Award to Show for ItUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetPaul George of the Indiana Pacers played impressively against the Hawks on Sunday, and on Tuesday won the league's Most Improved Player award.Source: nytimes.com
Carmelo Anthony, New York Stage An Incredible Scoring Run; The Warriors Light It Up; Metta World Peace Is AmazingUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetAt the half of New York’s 87-71 Game 2 win over Boston, Charles Barkley called for Carmelo Anthony to give him more, saying New York doesn’t have enough scorers to have off nights from Anthony and still expect to win. ‘Melo had made just three buckeSource: dimemag.com
Pacers Cruise Past Hawks 113-98Apr 24Paul George leads the Pacers past the Hawks.
Johnson A Game-Time Decision For Game 3Apr 24Mike Mazzeo says Nets guard Joe Johnson is listed as a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Is Mike Brown The Right Fit For Cavs?Apr 24Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Cavaliers' hiring of Mike Brown as coach.
Heat Going HardApr 24Israel Gutierrez says the Heat are not coasting and that Wade is healthier than last year. Also is Marc Gasol the defensive player of the year?
Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls shouldn't be second-guessed for not playingApr 24Those who criticize Derrick Rose for not playing should consider the risk of returning too soon from ACL surgery.