PACERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Larry Bird comments keep Frank Vogel's status with Pacers in limbo

According to reports on Monday afternoon, Larry Bird is undecided on retaining Frank Vogel as the Pacers' coach. Pacers president Larry Bird commented on the team's coaching situation on Monday afternoon, as Gregg Doyel reported, offering wishy wash answers that covered all sides of the situation but directly left open the real possibility Bird is ready to move in a different direction...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 hour ago

NBA admits refs missed two late foul calls that helped Raptors beat Pacers

We definitely saw this coming.The Pacers' last meaningful possession in Game 7 came with Indiana trailing by three and the shot clock turned off. Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel elected to go for a quick two, and the play call to get Ian Mahinmi a lob at the rim would have worked to perfection -- except for the fact that DeMar DeRozan blatantly fouled the big man in order to break...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

George's return, Turner's emergence have Pacers dreaming of future

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers turned what was supposed to be a transitional season into one filled with promise.Paul George regained his All-Star form. Myles Turner emerged as a potential future star, and the Pacers showed they could win while playing distinctly different styles.Now they have to figure out how to take that next step, from playoff team to conference contender...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

George's return has Pacers dreaming of brighter future

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers turned what was supposed to be a transitional season into one filled with promise. Paul George regained his All-Star form. Myles Turner emerged as a potential future star, and the Pacers showed they could win while playing distinctly different styles. Now they have to figure out how to take that next step, from playoff team to conference contender...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Season recap and look ahead to next year

After falling to the Toronto Raptors in seven games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Indiana Pacers head into the off season with some questions that need to be answered. After a year full of rotational issues, addressing their roster will be a major point heading into next year. With multiple notable free agents available this year, to go along with the draft, the Pacers...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Lack Luster vs Raptors in Game 7 as Late Comeback Fails

The Indiana Pacers let Game 7 get away in the third quarter to such a degree that their late-game comeback was not enough. Post-Game Grades: Pacers Lack Luster vs Raptors in Game 7 as Late Comeback Fails - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via 8 Points, 9 Seconds
19 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Pacers comeback falls short in Game 7 loss to Raptors

Indiana fell in Game 7 to Toronto 89-84, but not before staging a 17-4 run that gave them every opportunity to steal the win. The Pacers' offseason begins after a 26 point performance from Paul George. Despite the final run that nearly gave the Indiana Pacers an impressive come-from-behind win over the Toronto Raptors, it was the first 40 minutes that showed how far away they really...
Via Indy Cornrows
21 hours ago

Pacers have not discussed contract extension with Frank Vogel

The Indiana Pacers were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, and now they must make a decision on their head coach. Frank Vogel’s contract is expiring, and there has been no talks of an extension, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj also indicates that Vogel would have plenty of interest on the market if he became a free agent: Vogel would have intense appeal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul George throws down 360 dunk in Game 7

Check out this dunk from Paul George after a steal…. Showtime in the 6! #NBARapidReplay #RAPTORSvPACERS https://t.co/2iWxIb2mq1 — NBA (@NBA) May 2, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George does amazing 360 slam dunk in Pacers-Raptors Game 7

As the Indiana Pacers look to continue onwards in the East playoffs, Paul George showed off his amazing slam dunk abilities tonight in Toronto. In the first quarter of game seven of their first round series, George was able to throw down an incredible 360 slam dunk on a Pacers fastbreak: Paul George, everybody! *** George Slam Dunk [NBA on TNT] George image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Playoffs Haven’t Slowed Down Myles Turner’s Block Party

Myles Turner has made his presence known in the playoffs with his blocks, as well as his scoring. The Playoffs Haven’t Slowed Down Myles Turner’s Block Party - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via 8 Points, 9 Seconds
1 day ago

Seventh-Seed Indiana Pacers Force Seventh Game Versus Raptors

The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors are locked in one of the more improbable first round matchups of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The two sides have gone back and forth for the entire series – both teams have won on the road and neither team has held more than a one-game lead. That even or inconsistent play has led this series to the ultimate conclusion – Game 7. When we last...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shootaround: Pacers Ready for Game 6

April 29, 2016 - Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, forward Paul George, and center Ian Mahinmi discuss the team's mentality heading into a must-win Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Solomon Hill on Ball Movement; Game 6

After practice on Thursday, Solomon Hill talked about what went well for the Pacers early on during Game 5, and how the team can use that approaching Game 6.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Questions remain after game 5 collapse

A 13 point fourth quarter lead was not big enough for the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night as they fell apart in route to a 100-97 loss to the Raptors. Starting the fourth quarter on a 15-2 run, the Raptors tied the game with 6:31 left, but at that point it seemed as though the game was already over. The Pacers had completely fallen apart, connecting on only four field goals in the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake mocks Paul George on Instagram for being ‘scared’

Rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador Drake mocked Indiana Pacers star Paul George on Instagram for deciding to pass the ball on the final shot of Game 5 Tuesday in Toronto. The Pacers were down 102-99 and had the ball with 2.7 seconds left against Toronto. They inbounded the ball to George, their best player. George was being defended and had a chance to pop a three-pointer, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake lost all chill during the Pacers' horrific Game 5 collapse

Drake had it, and then he lost it. He possessed chill, then it jumped out the window.Because that's what you do when your team comes back to snatch victory from the jaws of ugly defeat, as the Raptors did in Game 5 on Tuesday night. And they couldn't have done it without the Pacers, who went up double-digits only to more or less hand the game over in the final frame.Drake fed on...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Solomon Hill 3-pointer comes after the buzzer in Game 5 loss

The Indiana Pacers narrowly missed a chance to send Game 5 of their playoff series against the Toronto Raptors to overtime on Tuesday, but Solomon Hill’s 3-pointer came just after the buzzer. On the Pacers’ last possession of the game, which they trailed 102-99, the ball went over to Hill, who tried a tying three-pointer. He made it, but it was a tenth of a second after the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Back pain limits Ian Mahinmi at Pacers practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers starting center Ian Mahinmi was limited to non-contact drills at practice Monday because of a lingering lower back injury.Mahinmi has been listed as questionable for most of the playoff series against Toronto but has started all four games, with the series tied 2-2. On Saturday, Mahinmi scored a career-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds and five assists...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Game 5 preview and prediction

The Indiana Pacers used a complete team effort on Saturday to defeat the Raptors 100-83 and even the series at two games a piece. Indiana came out with a strong first quarter shooting performance to take an early double digit lead and they never looked back after that. George Hill and Ian Mihinmi led the Pacers with 22 points each as Paul George chipped in 19. Mihinmi’s 22...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers Proving to be a Puzzle for Toronto after Games 3 and 4

The Indiana Pacers continue to exceed expectations while the Toronto Raptors continue to fail to meet theirs. Indiana and Toronto are tied up at 2-2 with each team winning a game at home and on the road, effectively turning this series into a best-of-three. Game 3 recap: Everything came together for the Raptors, while it was mostly just business as usual for the Pacers. Kyle Lowry...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pacers don’t care, and now, they’re done.

When they write the obituary on the 2015-2016 Indiana Pacers’ season (soon), it’ll read like an annual employee review under the “Employee Strengths” section where it says “shows up to work in uniform on time.” That’s about all the Pacers have going for them after a Game 3 evisceration by the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, 101-85. The Pacers are done — cooked, broiled...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake trolls Pacers players on Instagram

When you think of celebrity sports fans from Toronto, Drake is probably the first (and only) one that comes to mind. Drizzy has made appearances at many of the city’s biggest sporting events over the years, and is also a Raptors booster. So it’s no wonder why he was pumped after the Raptors put together their most complete game of the series and defeated the Pacers 101-85 at...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll wants to guard Paul George more in Game 2

Had it not been for Paul George’s scoring outburst on Saturday, the Toronto Raptors might have stood a chance against the Indiana Pacers. George scored 33 points on 12-of-22 shooting and the Pacers won Game 1, 100-90, in Toronto. Raptors coach Dwane Casey said, via the Toronto Sun, he was “searching for someone to stop Paul George” on Saturday. All he needs to do is look...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A repeated refrain for the Raptors in Game 1

The Toronto Raptors would not agree with George Santayana. The Spanish-born, Harvard-educated philosopher famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemened to repeat it.” The Raptors’ problem is that they’re all too aware of their previous playoff failures. Their coach and their star players keep repeating the patterns that lead to losses… at least in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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