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ESPN The Magazine Names Pacers Best “Bang for the Buck” in Pro Sports

ESPN The Magazine recently unveiled its annual "Ultimate Standings," a ranking of all 122 professional sports franchises in the four major North American sports, and the Pacers once again received high marks. The standings measure teams in eight different categories that take into account team success, ownership, ticket prices, gameday experience, and more. The Pacers were ranked 18th overall and fifth amon ...

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Tracking #NBARank 2014

As it has done for the past couple years, ESPN has once again started to unveil its #NBARank list, which ranks the 500 best players in the league. Several ESPN panelists were asked "to predict the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming NBA season. This includes both the quality and the quantity of his expected contributions, combined in one overall rating." Each player got an average score f ...

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Hibbert Witnesses Local Officer’s Good Deed

A local officer's good deed has gone viral, thanks in part to a post on social media from a Pacers star. On Monday, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer pulled over to the side of the road to give a homeless man a pair of boots from his trunk. Unbeknownst to the officer, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was just a few cars behind him. Hibbert snapped a picture of the good deed and posted it to bo ...

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Scola, Argentina Fall to Brazil

Luis Scola and the Argentinian national team fell to South American rival Brazil on Sunday in the Round of 16 in the FIBA World Cup, 85-65. Scola was the last remaining Pacers player in the World Cup after Damjan Rudez's Croatian squad lost to France on Saturday. It was a rough night for Scola, who had been one of the most productive players in the entire tournament during group play, where he averaged 21.6 ...

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Rudez, Croatia Ousted by France

After both teams struggled to score in the first half, scoring only a combined 45 points (23-22), France doubled their output in the third quarter alone to put some distance on the Croatians, 46-34. France led the rest of the way, but not before the Croatians made a big push down the stretch, closing the gap to two with just under a minute remaining, 66-64. After France missed at the other end, Croatia's Bo ...

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Scola, Rudez Lead Argentina and Croatia to Round of 16

Photo Credit: FIBA.com It was the final day of the Group Stage at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and both Pacers -- Damjan Rudez (Croatia) and Luis Scola (Argentina) -- took to the court looking to secure their respective places in the Round of 16. Rudez and Croatia were able to win comfortably against Puerto Rico, 103-82, moving the Croatians to 3-2 for the tournament and clinching their advancement t ...

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Scola’s Monster Performance Keys Big Argentina Win

Photo Credit: FIBA.com After a one-day break for the two Pacers competing in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Luis Scola of Argentina and Damjan Rudez of Croatia, were at it again on Wednesday. Scola delivered his finest performance of the tournament against an outmatched Senegal. The Pacers forward powered his way to 22 points and 14 rebounds, both game-highs by a wide margin. His monster perfo ...

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Pacers Duo Back in Action at FIBA World Cup Day 3

Photo Credit: FIBA.com September 1, 2014 – On Monday, the Pacers' Luis Scola (Argentina) and Damjan Rudez (Croatia) were at it again. Both players were playing on a third consecutive day at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Scola and the Argentines squared off against the Philippines. In a game that was close throughout, Argentina finally put them away by a score of 85-81, to move to 2-1 in the g ...

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Rudez, Croatia Down Scola’s Argentina Team

August 31, 2014 - On Sunday, the two Pacers competing in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup were matched up against one another. Luis Scola of Argentina and Damjan Rudez of Croatia went head to head, and when the final horn blew, it was a 90-85 win for Rudez's Croatia. Scola, however, did just about everything in his power to will Argentina (1-1) to victory, shooting 11-of-19 from the field for a game-high ...

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A Look Back: 2000 Trade for O’Neal (8/31)

On August 31, 2000, the Pacers traded Dale Davis to Portland in exchange for Jermaine O'Neal and Joe Kline in 2000. Considered by some as one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history, the veteran Davis was on the backside of a successful career that saw him earn an All-Star nod in 2000. He was acquired to help Portland's effort to win an NBA Championship, but the Blazers would fall to Lakers that year in ...

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