Westbrook scores 54, but Pacers hold off Thunder 116-104 (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Westbrook did everything he could Sunday night to give Oklahoma City's fading playoff hopes a boost. The All-Star Game MVP scored a career-high 54 points and nearly pulled off his 12th triple-double of the season, but Indiana closed the game on a 10-1 run to hold on for a 116-104 victory. NBA rules require a player to sit out one game at that point, though Thunder coach Scott Brooks sounded hopeful Westbrook will play. Without them in the lineup, Westbrook has been brilliant - and he was Read more [...]

Pacers’ Copeland, wife stabbed outside NYC nightclub, (Yahoo Sports)

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed early Wednesday following an argument on the street near a Manhattan nightclub that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said. The violence broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday outside 1Oak Club, a trendy Chelsea spot where celebs like Justin Beiber and Snoop Dogg mingle with Manhattan partygoers. The suspect, Shezoy Bleary, was in custody, authorities said. Copeland, 31, a former member Read more [...]

Pacers’ George to return against Miami (Yahoo Sports)

Paul George was so excited he took a picture of his game shoes and posted it online. It's that same feel,'' said George, who will be wearing his new No. 13 for the first time. Larry Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Pacers, said Saturday that George had been cleared for game action a while ago, but was kept out because he was still working out with a limp. Less than 24 hours after the victory over the Hornets jump-started the Pacers' fading playoff hopes, Bird and other team Read more [...]

Pacers’ George Hill Converts Go-Ahead 4-Point Play vs. Cavaliers

It's always a big deal when LeBron James comes to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and it tends to bring out the best in the Indiana Pacers.Trailing with less than two minutes remaining, Pacers point guard George Hill drilled this one-handed three-pointer while drawing a foul. Hill went on to convert the four-point play to put Indiana up 95-92.The Pacers came away with the 103-99 win to end Cleveland's 12-game win streak.[National Basketball Association] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

CJ Miles Injury: Updates on Pacers Guard’s Knee and Return

An injury to C.J. Miles has left the Indiana Pacers thin on the bench, though the full extent of it may not be all bad news. According to the Pacers' official Twitter account, Miles was taken out of Friday's game against Toronto with a knee injury:The defending Central Division champion Pacers have gotten off to a horrendous 7-15 start. Miles' absence won't make things easier for a team that ranks 28th in scoring. He's a high volume shooter, but his 9.3 points per game are the second-most of Read more [...]

Paul George’s broken leg leaves US, Pacers reeling (Yahoo Sports)

Paul George's broken right leg has left two teams reeling. The U.S. men's national team, too emotional to finish the exhibition game it was playing when George suffered the gruesome injury Friday night, had to shift its focus away from the World Cup of Basketball to thinking about an injured teammate. The Indiana Pacers, a round short of the NBA Finals the last two years, were left pondering a season without their best player. ''This is a tough blow for not only USA Basketball, but for the Indiana Read more [...]

Pacers stay alive with 93-90 Game 5 win over Heat (Yahoo Sports)

Paul George went into desperation mode to salvage the Pacers' season. The 24-year-old All-Star scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and inspired Indiana to fend off Miami's late challenges as the Pacers staved off playoff elimination with a 93-90 Game 5 victory on Wednesday night. Paul took it and ran with it and took it to a crazy level.'' The most crucial shooting performance of George's career allowed the Pacers to climb within 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals and postponed Miami's Read more [...]