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Pacers react to earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference

On April 14th, the Pacers checked off one of their goals — a season-long goal to earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference, which guarantees them homecourt advantage throughout the first three rounds of the postseason. It all goes back to June 3rd, where the Pacers lost in seven games to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. It is their belief that with homecourt advantage, they would have move ...

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Stephenson, George, West and Watson to all sit vs Magic

Now owners of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, a goal first discussed in the Miami locker room after losing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals last postseason, the Pacers (55-26) will rest four players in their regular season finale Wednesday night in Orlando. RELATED: Pacers-Magic Game Preview Starters Lance Stephenson, Paul George, and David West will all sit out. George Hill and Roy Hibbert ...

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Pacers record 28 sellouts in 2013-14, the most since 2000

After over 18,000 fans filled Bankers Life Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon for the Indiana Pacers regular season home finale, both fans and Pacers Sports & Entertainment have a reason to be proud beyond the team coming away with a 102-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sunday's game, home game No. 41 of the season, was the Pacers' 28th sellout this season, their second-highest mark in franchise history ...

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Pacers need Hibbert to return to form

Sticking out like a sore thumb during the Pacers' struggles over the last month or two is the play of big man Roy Hibbert, and it's not just because he stands 7-foot-2. His inability to contribute — beyond protecting the rim, which has also dipped some — has played a part in the team's slide. Since March 1, they are 10-13. The Pacers need their All-Star center to play like one. Over the last 10 games, Hibbe ...

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George not apologizing for goals

Speaking with reporters in their American Airlines Arena locker room Friday night after losing to Miami, Pacers swingman Paul George became the first Pacers player to state that he had moved past the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. "Now it’s not in our hands, and we’re perfectly fine with that," he said. It's not that he doesn't want it; he absolutely does. But the seed, and homecourt advantage, won't ...

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NBA TV’s Dennis Scott talks Pacers and previews Round 4 vs the Heat

If you live outside Central Indiana, you're in luck Friday and will be able to watch the fourth meeting of the season between the Pacers and the Miami Heat. NBA TV is pleased to have the national broadcast rights for the second time. They also televised the first face-off on Dec. 10 back in Indianapolis. (FOX Sports Indiana will have its usual coverage for fans in Indianapolis.) To preview the matchup, Pace ...

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Hibbert talks, says rest is ‘probably the best thing’

During his six years with the Pacers, Roy Hibbert has been accommodating. Entertaining, too. But Sunday, after the Pacers lost at home to Atlanta — a game they managed a franchise-low 23 first-half points and lost by 19 — the Big Dawg declined comment after sitting the bench for the entire second half (for rest purposes, according to head coach Frank Vogel). That night was just the second time in his pro ca ...

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All five starters to rest vs Milwaukee

Frank Vogel and the Pacers are sticking to their plan. All five starters — George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert — didn't go through shootaround and will sit tonight in Milwaukee, against a lowly Bucks team that has lost five straight games and 13 of their last 14. "The starters are not going to play tonight, all five of them," Vogel said after shootaround. "We're going to r ...

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Evan Turner turns to shooting coach for assistance

Frustrated with his shot and playing far less minutes with the Pacers, Evan Turner hired a shooting coach. Turner recently brought in Mike Penberthy — who coincidentally once tried out for the Pacers in 1997 but suffered an injury — for about five one-hour sessions. "I saw him in Dallas working with (a Mavericks player) and I was telling him that I wanted to get some reps and rhythm with him," s ...

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Solomon Hill taking cautious approach with sore back

Amongst the other injuries on the team, Solomon Hill is dealing with a sore back that first tightened up last week. Hill, 23, has not played in the last three games and has not dressed for the last two. He opted to remain back in the locker room Sunday evening, as the Pacers played the Atlanta Hawks, so that he wouldn't have to sit in the uncomfortable seats behind the bench and risk making his back worse. ...

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