The Conference Finals are Set

Often times, a dark horse can emerge late in the playoffs. Last year it was the No. 5 seeded Memphis Grizzlies who took down Denver in the opening round and breezed by OKC in the semifinals to reach the Western Conference Finals. As the fourth seed out East in 2012, the Celtics had Miami in a panic in the Big Three’s second year together. When the … Continue reading The Conference Finals are Set

Paul George lifts Pacers over Hawks to tie series up

Even without looking like the shell of their former selves, the Indiana Pacers have tied up their series against the Atlanta Hawks at two games apiece. Paul George was a big reason in Saturday’s 91-88 win to regain home court advantage, scoring a team-high 24 points in nearly 44 minutes. He also added 10 rebounds and five dimes. Roy Hibbert continues his slump (six points … Continue reading Paul George lifts Pacers over Hawks to tie series up

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference No. 1 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks – Indiana’s downward spiral has caused concerns for Pacers fan across the world. If they hope to meet Miami in the conference finals (presumably), they’ll have to get through the Hawks first. It won’t be easy, but Indiana gets it done. Pacers win in six. No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference

Jeff Teague Crosses Evan Turner; Hawks Cruise through Game 1

  Atlanta was able to win the first game of the series against Indiana behind a collective effort on both sides of court tonight. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 28 points, while Paul Millsap added 23 points of his own. The Pacers were never in sync in this game, despite Paul George’s 24 points and 10 boards. Continue reading Jeff Teague Crosses Evan Turner; Hawks Cruise through Game 1

Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

A random, sporadic column spitting out opinions, reactions and news surrounding the NBA. Pacers rout Knicks to keep league’s best record. New York (15-24) was winners of six of their last nine games heading into Thursday’s tilt with Indiana (31-7), but a career-day from Lance Stephenson showed why the Pacers have been the class of the Eastern Conference all season. Stephenson recorded 28 points (10-of-17 … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

Paul George’s 31 keeps Pacers undefeated

Paul George, the NBA’s second leading scorer, had a big impact in the Indiana Pacers’ 99-91 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. George, who is now averaging 27 points per game, had 31 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals to keep the Pacers undefeated on the season. The Pacers (4-0) remain as the NBA’s lone undefeated squad. C.J. Watson added 15 … Continue reading Paul George’s 31 keeps Pacers undefeated

2013-14 Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

LAST SEASON: (49-32), Lost Eastern Conference Finals PROJECTED STARTERS: G – George Hill, Paul George F – Danny Granger, David West C – Roy Hibbert 6TH MAN: Lance Stephenson KEY ADDITIONS: Luis Scola, C.J. Watson, Chris Copeland KEY LOSSES: Tyler Hansbrough, D.J. Augustin, Gerald Green FORECAST: The Pacers made it to the Conference Finals for the first time since 2004, going down to the Miami Heat in a seven game … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

Ball Before All Live Chat: 2000 NBA Finals, Game 1: Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Join us LIVE at 9:00 p.m. EST to relive Game 1 of the 2000 NBA Finals: http://tinychat.com/r27vp Take a treck back with us nearly a decade ago as we relive a classic NBA Finals performance between the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers, starting with Game 1 in L.A. While Kobe Bryant’s career was just getting underway and taking shape in year number four, Shaquille O’Neal’s … Continue reading Ball Before All Live Chat: 2000 NBA Finals, Game 1: Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 2 – Roy Hibbert

’12-13: 206 blocks, 2.6 blocks per game, 28.7 minutes per game   Roy Hibbert has solidified himself as one of the top centers in the NBA during the past three seasons. Last year he took an extra step to becoming one of the top defensive players in the game because of how well he can protect the paint for Indiana. Roy stands tall at 7’2” … Continue reading Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 2 – Roy Hibbert

Pacers/Heat Series Is Far From Over

The Grizzlies went down embarrassingly to the Spurs after a 4-0 sweep. But the series between the Pacers and the Heat is the complete opposite. Tonight Indiana revived a series that was already interesting after their Game 2 win against Miami. The Pacers looked strong, getting some consistent scoring from their backcourt. Lance Stephenson tagged 20 points, while Roy Hibbert came through with some big … Continue reading Pacers/Heat Series Is Far From Over