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What They’re Saying: May 8

Here's a look at the latest buzz around the Internet following the Pacers' 79-105 loss to the New York Knicks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Indianapolis Star: "The takeaway from the two games here really should be one of hopefulness ... even after a game when the Pacers played and coached about as poorly as humanly possible." Read More New York Times: "The symbolism was strong Tuesday nigh ...

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Reggie Miller to serve as game analyst on 18th anniversary of eight points, 8.9 seconds

Hall of Fame shooting guard Reggie Miller will be courtside at Madison Square Garden for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals featuring the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks. Paired with Kevin Harlan, Miller will be the analyst for TNT's broadcast. It will be his second time sitting at center court to commentate on a Pacers game this season, the other was back on Jan. 10 when the Pacers beat the Kni ...

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What They’re Saying: May 6

Here's a look at the latest buzz around the Internet following the Pacers' 102-95 win over the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. ESPN New York:  "The Pacers proved in this punishing 102-95 victory that they intend to crash the party and the boards, and that this will be no second-round walkover en route to the grudge match with Miami millions of New Yorkers expect and demand." ...

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Five takeaways from the Pacers’ Game 1 win in New York

Consider this: “You take out the Xs and Os of the game, they flat out played harder than we did today. That was the key to their victory. They outplayed and outworked us. There is nothing else that needs to be said about that.” - Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony If you're in Pacers coach Frank Vogel's shoes, is there any better compliment? An opponent admitting that they were both outplayed and outworked? In ...

Read more Recreates More Great Moments in Pacers History

Every anniversary deserves celebration, right?, home of China's only and largest Pacers community, will be celebrating their 13th anniversary in July. About 30 people from all over China are flying in to participate in the gathering where they'll play basketball, show off their team gear and share their favorite memories. "Our passion came from Reggie Miller," Holick Lee, the co-founder of C ...

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Walsh Proud of Two Teams, Loyal to One

There's no mistaking Donnie Walsh's loyalties when the Pacers and New York reunite for their second-round playoff series. He's worked for the Pacers all but three years of his career as an NBA general manager and team president, and works for them now. But he can't help but feel some pride in the Knicks as well. In fact, it would be understandable if he occasionally let slip a “we” or “us” when referring to ...

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O’Brien left a legacy in Vogel

The Jim O'Brien coaching era won't go down as a highlight of the Pacers' NBA history. Given the task of rebuilding a team broken up by Ron Artest's trade demand and off-court issues, his teams finished 36-46, 36-46, 32-50 and 17-27 before Frank Vogel replaced him at mid-season. O'Brien – whose retirement from coaching was announced Friday in Dallas, where he had been an assistant coach – will forever be the ...

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A good time to be Paul George

Your name is Paul George. You are 23 years old. You are in the third season of your NBA career. You were just voted the league's Most Improved Player. You are averaging 21.6 points and 10 rebounds in your team's playoff series with Atlanta. You are paid $2.5 million for your work. So, when someone makes a crack about the ice bags strapped to your knees and thighs following the Pacers' shoot-around on Friday ...

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Augustin presses on in Vogel’s new wrinkle

Pacers coach Frank Vogel promised new wrinkles for Game 5 of his team's playoff series with Atlanta, telling reporters before the game “we have a few things up our sleeve.” That set off some conjecture among the media of what that might be, but nobody guessed what it was. Jeff Pendergraph, for one, got a first-quarter call to defend Atlanta's primary scoring threat, Josh Smith, and coaxed a couple of misses ...

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Shootaround: A Prepare-for-Anything Mentality in Game 5

The Pacers know tonight's Game 5 in their best-of-seven series with the Atlanta Hawks is a pivotal one. After dropping the last two games, both in Atlanta, the team has the urgency to get back on track and re-establish themselves. Entering this postseason, there were 166 instances when teams were tied 2-2 in a best-of-7 series. The team that won Game 5 ended up taking the series 83 percent of the time (138 ...

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