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Indiana rolls to a 2-0 series lead, as the Atlanta Hawks made a…

Indiana rolls to a 2-0 series lead, as the Atlanta Hawks made all the wrong moves all over again

yahoo.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
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
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  • Pacers' Stephenson injures hip, helped off floor

    Pacers' Stephenson injures hip, helped off floor

    CNNSI.com nba.com Apr 24, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS (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.
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  • Roy Hibbert throws it down all over Ivan Johnson during Pacers-…

    Roy Hibbert throws it down all over Ivan Johnson during Pacers-Hawks Game 2 (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 24, 2013
    A 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, is
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  • The Air Jordan XX8 “Bright Crimson” & “Black/White/Red” R…

    The Air Jordan XX8 “Bright Crimson” & “Black/White/Red” Releasing This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 24, 2013
    Perhaps 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 colo
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  • Nets' Johnson may miss Game 3 with foot injury

    Nets' Johnson may miss Game 3 with foot injury

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson might miss Game 3 against Chicago because of a foot injury.
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  • What was Dwyane Wade’s reaction after Monta Ellis compared hims…

    What was Dwyane Wade’s reaction after Monta Ellis compared himself to D-Wade? ‘I chuckled’

    yahoo.com Apr 24, 2013
    In 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 quit
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  • The Mike Brown Redux in Cleveland

    The Mike Brown Redux in Cleveland

    Mike Brown will do an encore as the coach of the Cavaliers, the team that unceremoniously dumped him in 2010.
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  • George Improves His Game, and Has an Award to Show for It

    George Improves His Game, and Has an Award to Show for It

    nytimes.com Apr 24, 2013
    Paul George of the Indiana Pacers played impressively against the Hawks on Sunday, and on Tuesday won the league's Most Improved Player award.
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  • Carmelo Anthony, New York Stage An Incredible Scoring Run; The …

    Carmelo Anthony, New York Stage An Incredible Scoring Run; The Warriors Light It Up; Metta World Peace Is Amazing

    dimemag.com Apr 24, 2013
    At 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 bucke
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  • Video - Pacers Cruise Past Hawks 113-98 01:17

    Pacers Cruise Past Hawks 113-98

    Apr 24
    Paul George leads the Pacers past the Hawks.
  • Video - Johnson A Game-Time Decision For Game 3 03:33

    Johnson A Game-Time Decision For Game 3

    Apr 24
    Mike Mazzeo says Nets guard Joe Johnson is listed as a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
  • Video - Is Mike Brown The Right Fit For Cavs? 02:50

    Is Mike Brown The Right Fit For Cavs?

    Apr 24
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Cavaliers' hiring of Mike Brown as coach.
  • Video - Heat Going Hard 05:52

    Heat Going Hard

    Apr 24
    Israel 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?

Sports Columnists

  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls shouldn't be second-guessed for not playing

    Apr 24
    Those who criticize Derrick Rose for not playing should consider the risk of returning too soon from ACL surgery.