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Scola appreciates NBA playoffs more than ever

Luis Scola isn't taking any playoff opportunity for granted. He's learned his lesson. The savvy veteran made the playoffs in each of his first two seasons while with the Houston Rockets. However, until this postseason, his season was over after completing the regular season slate for the past four years, the last one on a dreadful Phoenix Suns team. As the Pacers, who are making their fourth consecutive pla ...

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Pacers unite for team dinner before battle

Before the Pacers take the floor Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks (7 p.m. EST on ESPN), opening up the playoffs and their quest for an NBA title, the team gathered together for dinner Friday night at Ocean Prime on Indy's Northside. "It wasn't even about anything about the playoffs," Paul George said after morning shootaround. "It was just about us having that moment right before we go into battle. ...

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George Hill, Hawks’ Teague Familiar Foes

Roy Hibbert and Pero Antic have been at the center of storylines in Indianapolis leading up to the Pacers and Atlanta Hawks' First Round pairing, but the series begins at the point guard position with two Indiana kids. George Hill, a Broad Ripple High School grad, and Jeff Teague from Pike. Hill is two years older but with one additional year of NBA experience. Everything the Hawks do — get up and down, spa ...

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Paul George 15th in leaguewide jersey sales

Paul George has one of the best-selling jerseys amongst all NBA players. The Pacers swingman rounds out the list of the 'Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys," based on sales at NBAStore.com since the 2013-14 season began back in late October. George is the first Pacer since Jermaine O'Neal in Dec. 2005 to crack the top 15 in jersey sales. He says being near the top is important to him. "I want to be someone tha ...

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Vogel: Andrew Bynum ruled out for Round 1

Andrew Bynum was at practice on Thursday as the Pacers geared up for their first-round playoff matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. Bynum wore practice gear and had basketball shoes and socks on, but he sat on the team's bench while his teammates practiced. Afterwards, Pacers coach Frank Vogel ruled the 7-footer out for Round 1. "Still a chance (he plays in the playoffs)," he said. Bynum signed with the team on ...

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VIDEO: Hibbert appears on ‘The Pete Holmes Show’

During All-Star Weekend, participating players make their rounds and speak with hundreds of reporters about everything imaginable. One of those stops for two-time All-Star center Roy Hibbert was a taping of a segment with Pete Holmes, a comedian who has his own late-night program on TBS. Hibbert is a big fan of the entertainment business. He's made multiple appearances on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' and ha ...

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2014 Playoffs: Round 1 Matchups Set – Pacers vs Hawks

Indiana will open the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks for the second consecutive season. The playoffs tip-off on Saturday, with the time of their first meeting still to be determined. Matchups and seeds were finalized late Wednesday with all 30 teams in action. The Pacers put their finishing touches on the regular season with a 101-86 win in Orlando. With the victory, their second in a row, the ...

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Scola plays every game for the sixth time in seven seasons

When Luis Scola rips off his breakaways and pulls off his shooting shirt to step onto the floor Wednesday night in Orlando, he'll be the only Pacers player to play in each and every game during the 2013-14 season. Even more impressive, Scola will have played every game in six of his seven NBA seasons. "I'm just happy to be healthy," Scola said. "The streak isn't really important, it's just the fact that I'm ...

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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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