Season Recap: The Pacers had a good year, finishing 45–28 and making the playoffs. Unfortunately, they ran into the red-hot Miami Heat, who swept them in the opening round. The team’s star, Victor Oladipo, returned to the court a year after injuring his knee, but only played in 19 games. That left the door open for a group of young stars to step up, and they did: Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, and Aaron Holliday all showed they were ready for primetime.
Season Preview: In a league where 3-pointers and slam dunks make the headlines, the Pacers win with old-fashioned defense. Fans will be counting the day until Victor Oladipo is back to 100% from last year’s injury, but the Pacers have a balanced attack that should win them games before that happens, especially with newcomers TJ Warren and Malcolm Brogdon in the starting lineup.
Season Recap: Indiana survived a season-ending injury to Victor Oladipo to win 48 games. Several players picked up the slack, including veterans Wesley Matthews, Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic. Domantas Sabonis came off the bench to lead the team in rebounding, while Darren Collison was Indiana’s top playmaker. The Pacers did not have enough firepower to survive their playoff series with the Celtics, but it was inspiring to watch the team pull together when many predicted it would fall apart.
October 31, 2018: Damontas Sabonis shot a perfect 12-for-12 from the field in a win over the Knicks and scored a career-high 30 points.
Season Preview: Victor Oladipo is on the edge of superstardom, which gives the Pacers a great chance to challenge the Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Behind a group of solid starters is a bench that could make the difference in close games. It would not be a surprise to see power forward Domantis Sabonis and newcomer Tyreke Evans play a major role for Indiana come playoff time.
Season Recap: Coach Nate McMillan did an excellent job putting together a winning team when many fans were expecting a losing season. Newcomer Victor Oladipo was sensational. He led the team in scoring and led the NBA in steals. Veteran point guard Darren Collison had the highest shooting percentage from the 3-point line (46.8%). Oladipo nearly led the Pacers past LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the playoffs, but they fell in seven games.
Season Preview: The team’s starting five and Sixth Man can all put the ball in the basket, but with Paul George and Jeff Teague playing elsewhere this year, no one is sure who will step up and take their place as team leaders. Indy fans hope it is Myles Turner, who may be ready for a breakout season.
Season Recap: The Pacers played solid ball all season, led by veterans Paul George and Jeff Teague, and 20-year-old center Miles Turner. After losing to the Cavs in the first round, the club traded George, let Teague go to free agency, and named a new team president to replace Larry Bird.
Season Preview: After “going big” for many years, the Pacers will feature a smaller, faster lineup in 2015–16. They also get Paul George back after losing him for most of last season to a broken leg. Guards George Hill and Monta Ellis will trigger the offense, while Jordan Hill, Ian Mahimni, and rookie Myles Turner share time in the paint.
Season Recap: After reaching the conference finals two years in a row, the Pacers missed the playoffs entirely in 2014–15. Injuries hurt Indiana badly. Superstar Paul George missed all but a handful of games and George Hill sat for half the year. Veterans David West and Roy Hibbert carried the load, but could not make the team a consistent winner.
Season Preview: The Pacers have the defense to win the Eastern Conference, but they need to be more consistent and take better care of the basketball. They have a bright future, with forward Solomon Hill and guard Donald Sloan joining a core that includes shot-blocker Roy Hibbert and David West. Can they survive without their best player, Paul George? A broken leg suffered in August may keep him out all year.
Season Recap: The quartet of Roy Hibbert, Paul George, David West, and Lance Stephenson boosted the Pacers to the best record in the East, and through tough playoff series on their way to a showdown with the Miami Heat in the conference finals. Unfortunately, they fell to Miami in 6 games.