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Stephenson fined $5,000 for second flopping offense this season

The NBA has fined Pacers guard Lance Stephenson $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. This most recent offense came with 1:37 left in the Pacers' 102-94 win at Golden State Monday night. Watch Video of Play » As Stephenson went to crash the glass after a George Hill 3-pointer (which he hit), he collided with Warriors guard Klay Thompson and then flailed ...

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George’s dunk one for the ages

Paul George's reverse 360 dunk toward the end of the Pacers' win over the Clippers on Saturday is still all the rage around the NBA, the subject of endless video replays and verbal debate. It deserves lingering reflection. It wasn't just a 360-degree spin. It was better than that, because George spun in a clockwise direction. For a right-handed player, that's more than 360 degrees. And, he had the courage t ...

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News and notes ahead of the Pacers’ five-game road trip

So much has occurred over the last few days and things aren't slowing down anytime soon for the league-leading Indiana Pacers. They have a busy week ahead, featuring five road games in nine days. Before that gets underway, here are some news and notes with the team: — Coach Frank Vogel said what the team is going through, five games on the road after a four-game homestand, is much like the change of seasons ...

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Pacers, NBA pay respects on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with ‘Dream Big’ shooting shirts

The NBA is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special shooting shirts, among other things, to be worn by all 20 teams in today's slate of games. [caption id="attachment_9252" align="alignright" width="329"] (Scott Agness/Pacers.com)[/caption] For the third time in the last four years, the Pacers will play on this American federal holiday. The Pacers, who kick off a five-game road trip in Golden St ...

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George’s 360 windmill evokes memories of Carter’s iconic slam

By Wheat Hotchkiss Paul George brought all of Bankers Life Fieldhouse to its feet last night when he finished a breakaway with a stunning 360 windmill dunk in the fourth quarter of the Pacers' 106-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. In the past 24 hours, many pundits have dubbed George's jam the clubhouse favorite for "Dunk of the Year." For many, George's dunk was remarkably reminiscent of one of the ico ...

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NBA hits David West with $15K fine for elbow to Blake Griffin’s jaw

David West's wallet just got a bit thinner as he and the team head out west for their next five games. The NBA fined the Pacers' power forward $15,000 for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the jaw. The incident occurred in the Pacers' 106-92 win on Saturday, just as time expired to close the first half. He reached over Griffin's shoulder for the ball, then struck him. After the official ...

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George invited to participate in All-Star events, but hasn’t made final decision yet

As Paul George's status continues to be on the rise, the demands have followed. The Pacers' fourth-year guard said Saturday that the NBA had invited him to participate in more than just the 63rd NBA All-Star game, which will be held in New Orleans on Feb. 16. As the second-leading vote getter in the Eastern Conference, we know he'll play in that game for the second straight year. But George revealed that th ...

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Vogel has the entire team, staff see ‘Lone Surivivor’

Togetherness. That's not just a word the Pacers often repeat, but rather a concept of what they're all about. Coach Frank Vogel started it, and with the help of David West and others, it is ingrained in their culture. The Pacers spent less than 20 minutes on the hardwood Friday. They shot free throws after a film session, but that was it. Then, the NBA's best team (31-7) spent the afternoon together at the ...

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