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After unfamiliar situation, Scola ready to rejoin the rotation

Luis Scola was clearly bothered by the personnel changes over the final two games of the Pacers' First Round series against the Atlanta Hawks. Coach Frank Vogel and staff decided to trim the rotation to eight guys, with Ian Mahinmi, C.J. Watson and Chris Copeland contributing off the bench. That left Scola, who only knows how to play hard and play every night, to watch like the rest of us. "It is what it wa ...

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No suspensions handed out ahead of Pacers-Hawks Game 7

No suspensions have come down from the NBA in response to a minor altercation that occurred just before the first half closed in the Pacers' Game 6 win in Atlanta, and thus the Pacers and Hawks will be full-go for Saturday's much-anticipated Game 7. "All video of the Indiana-Atlanta game has been reviewed and there will be no further action taken," the NBA said in a statement Friday afternoon. The league to ...

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FOX Sports Indiana scores record rating in Pacers’ Game 6 win

The Pacers' 95-88 win Thursday night in Atlanta forced a Game 7 in their first-round series, and the local Indianapolis TV broadcast of Game 6 posted the biggest rating in history. FOX Sports Indiana, the television home of the Pacers since the 1996-97 season, registered a 10.4 local rating according Nielsen Media Research, making it the highest-rated telecast ever on the network. That beat out the previous ...

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NBA to review second-quarter altercation of Game 6

The NBA will review whether two Pacers players, Rasual Butler and Paul George, left the vicinity of the bench during a small tangle up between George Hill and Atlanta's Mike Scott. A double technical was issued to Hill and Scott for the incident, which occurred with 19 seconds left in the first half of Indiana's Game 6 in Atlanta on Thursday night. Nothing should be read into the league considering the situ ...

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Dahntay Jones on Indiana: ‘hunger isn’t there’

As we continue to search for answers - and it's not as simple as just one - to the Pacers' poor close to the season and troubles into the playoffs, one recent Pacers player believes the team has lost its hunger. "From the perspective of once being there and then from being at home just watching it, it just seems as if the level of hunger isn't there," said Dahntay Jones, who played 186 games in a Pacers uni ...

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FSI’s Game 3 Rating Nearly Breaks Record

Pacers fans are as interested as they've been in the team in more than a decade, based on sellout totals and television ratings. FOX Sports Indiana's Game 3 telecast of the Pacers and Hawks first-round series received a 9.9 rating, according Nielsen Media Research, its highest-rated Pacers game since May 17, 1999. The 9.9 rating means about 9.9 percent of households in Indianapolis were tuned into the game. ...

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Vogel most deserving of Rudy Tomjanovich Award

I've known Pacers coach Frank Vogel since he joined the organization as an assistant coach back in 2007. And since becoming the head coach in 2011, his first head-coaching gig, he hasn't changed a bit. His sense of humor, positiveness and general care for others is obvious on a daily basis. Vogel being named the recipient of the Rudy Tomjanovich award not only isn't surprising, but it's most deserving. The ...

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Paul George’s Papa John’s spot to debut Monday

Paul George will soon have another commercial airing nationally. The Pacers' budding star has worked with Papa John's Pizza closely over the last year and will appear in their national ad campaign for their new Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza through the NBA Playoffs. The commercial will begin running in Indianapolis today, April 25th and then debut nationally on Monday. The commercial was shot about one month ag ...

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Steve Smith assesses Pacers-Hawks series

The Pacers are in Atlanta Thursday for Game 3 of their First Round playoff series against the Hawks. The best-of-seven series is knotted at 1-1, and Indiana needs a win to regain its home-court advantage. Prior to the game, Steve Smith, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and is now an analyst for NBA TV, talked with about the series at hand. He'll be on the call of Game 3 along with Kevin Calabro a ...

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Stephenson, Turner acknowledge scuffle

A long, physical NBA season can wear on individuals, particularly during trying times. After the Pacers evened their first-round series with Atlanta at one game apiece, a Yahoo! Sports report surfaced that Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were engaged in a "practice-floor fistfight." The Pacers acknowledged Wednesday after practice that an incident occurred during Friday's practice ahead of Game 1, but they ...

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