Bates-Diop, DiVincenzo have come long way in a year

When it comes to NBA draft prospects, Keita Bates-Diop and Donte DiVincenzo are exceptions to the norm. Usually, players fall into one of two categories: * They are highly touted recruits out of high school who take the one-and-done route to the draft. * They are international standouts who have already made names for themselves […]

Pacers still have hopes for developing forward Leaf

This will be an important summer for T.J. Leaf. After being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft (No. 18 overall), the 6-foot-10 forward spent most of the meaningful portion of the season on the bench. But that’s not uncommon for young players such as Leaf, who became a member of the Indiana […]

Pacers’ Young undecided on if he’ll opt in to deal

Thaddeus Young is not regarded as one of most outspoken players in the NBA, but as he watches the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom disposed of his Indiana Pacers in a grueling seven-game series in first round, in command of their second-round series with top-seeded Toronto, his words spoke volumes. In an excellent interview with Alex Kennedy […]

Pacers’ Joseph exercises option on contract

Indiana Pacers point guard Cory Joseph will exercise the player option on his contract, according to ESPN. Joseph’s contract will pay him just more than $7.9 million in 2018-19. He will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Joseph, 26, played all 82 games and spent most of the season as the steadying backup for […]

On-the-rise Pacers tip their caps to Cavaliers

The Indiana Pacers gave it their best shot, only to be vanquished by greatness. Greatness in the form of LeBron James, who had 45 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 43 minutes as the Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed, 105-101, in Game 7 of a first-round series at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday. Afterward, […]

Pacers full of confidence for Game 7 vs. Cavs

The Indiana Pacers have made it crystal clear this season — they have no fear of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After winning three of four regular-season games against the Cavaliers, and splitting the first six games of their Eastern Conference opening-round playoff series with them, the Pacers come to Quicken Loans Arena for a decisive Game […]

5QT: Cavaliers staggered and bloodied; Game 7 on tap Sunday

Five quick takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ embarrassing 121-87 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of their first-round series Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse… 1. The Cavaliers came into this one looking for the knockout, hoping to end this series in six games. However, it was the Pacers, who were the aggressors, […]

Pregame Pindowns: Cavs look to KO Pacers tonight

Thirty-three random pregame pindowns — including another prediction — before the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse… 1. George Hill is still officially listed as questionable by the Cavaliers for tonight’s game because of back spasms. However, he was also listed as “questionable” for Games 4 […]

Oladipo, Pacers: LeBron’s block was a goaltend

Depending on what side from which you were watching the final seconds of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ thrilling 98-95 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Wednesday night, before LeBron James hit the buzzer-beating gamewinner, you were saying either: “What a great block!” Or… “That was goaltending!” With the game tied at 95, Indiana’s […]

Cowherd: Pacers blew their chance vs. Cavs in Game 4

Colin Cowherd of FS1 said the Indiana Pacers were in prime position to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series and when the moment arrived to finish the deed, they wilted:

Pacers lament missed golden opportunity to take command

The Indiana Pacers gave it a shot, just not their best shot, they said. After the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled out a 104-100 win in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series to square it at 2-2 on Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers lamented both their shot selection and their execution of said […]

Lance being Lance once again at fore of Cavs-Pacers

He’s not the most talented player in the NBA, but you’ve got to give it to Lance Stephenson — the man always finds his way into the middle of things. Especially when it comes to LeBron James and, in this first-round playoff series, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephenson, the Indiana Pacers swingman, came off the bench […]

Stephenson: Cavs will ‘panic’ if they lose Sunday night

Lance Stephenson has never been shy about expressing his opinions and he didn’t hold back after practice Saturday. With the Indiana Pacers holding a 2-1 lead in the first-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pacers swingman believes he and his teammates are in prime position to dethrone the three-time Eastern Conference champions. “We have […]

Pacers loose, confident and showing no fear of Cavs

If the Indiana Pacers are tight or concerned heading into Game 3 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series agains the Cleveland Cavaliers, they are hiding it well. The were playing, smiling and joking at practice Thursday with the series having shifted from Cleveland to Indianapolis for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday […]