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Pacers down to one at point guard as Watson is sidelined

Next man up. It's a cliché, but it's ever so true for the Pacers Saturday night in Detroit. On the second night of a back-to-back, C.J. Watson won't play after he strained his right hamstring in the first half of last night's win in Philadelphia. The injury may have occurred in the middle of the second quarter. After draining his first shot, a 3-pointer from the right arc, Watson winced all the down the flo ...

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Pacers winning despite turnovers

Imagine if the Pacers could control their turnovers. Why, they'd probably be a first-place team or something. Oh, wait. They still have the Eastern Conference's best record (48-17), thanks in part to Miami's slide. It's lost five-of-six since LeBron James scored 61 points. That must be retribution for something, although I couldn't guess what. Playing too well, maybe? Still, the Pacers remain in the awkward ...

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Donald Sloan to miss weekend pair of road games

The Pacers will be thin at point guard for this weekend's pair of games — both on the road. Third-string point guard Donald Sloan isn't with the team for personal reasons, according to a source, and won't rejoin them until after the weekend. C.J. Watson, Indiana's backup point guard, has missed the last four games because of a sprained right elbow. An MRI taken at the beginning of this week revealed sorenes ...

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Pacers Weekly: Frank Vogel

Mark Boyle is joined by Pacers head coach Frank Vogel on the latest edition of the Pacers Weekly podcast. They chat about Andrew Bynum's debut against the Boston Celtics earlier in the week, the remaining games left on the Pacers' schedule and Saturday's game in Detroit. ...

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On the Airwaves: Donnie Walsh on the Pacers

Indiana Pacers consultant and former team president Donnie Walsh appeared on national radio Thursday morning. Walsh was a guest on ESPN's national syndicated morning show Mike and Mike, where he discussed the Pacers' recent four-game slide, the addition of Andrew Bynum and also what Phil Jackson could expect if he became the New York Knicks' team president, as numerous reports say. On Indiana's recent lulls ...

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Vogel on bench scoring: ‘It’s really an extremely misleading stat’

Before a reporter could even finish his question about the second unit, it was abundantly clear that Pacers coach Frank Vogel wanted to get something off his chest. "I want to comment on that," he said. "We're 28th in bench scoring because we have such a good starting five. That's why. It's not because of the bench. It's because we play our starters heavy minutes. They've had health, OK. It's such a mislead ...

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Injury Updates: Mahinmi ‘unavailable’ with bruised left rib

Pacers backup center Ian Mahinmi was sidelined on Tuesday for the first time this season due to an injury and is unavailable. He was not a full participant in Wednesday's practice, but could be seen getting shots up afterwards. “Ian’s [injury] is just one of those slow-healing things," said coach Frank Vogel. "It’s a bone bruise to his ribs so each day hopefully it’s a little less painful. Right now he’s st ...

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