Playoff Index 2004

Pacers Postseason Central

Reggie Miller ducks under the rope and off the court as his 17th NBA season concluded with a loss to the Pistons in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Tom Pidgeon/NBAE/Getty Images)
Pacers Took Big Step, but not Finals Step
By reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pacers made a giant leap as a team after a record-setting 2003-04 regular season. They hope to use the pain of the loss to Detroit as motivational fuel to take the next step and reach the NBA Finals a year from now.
  • Postseason Plus-Minus: Overall | Game-by-game

    Can Pistons Beat Lakers?


    Question of the Day: How do the Pistons match up with the Lakers? Can they deliver an NBA Championship to the Eastern Conference?
  • Question of the Day archive

    Pacers-Pistons Headlines

  • David Letterman's "Top 10 Reasons I Love the Indiana Pacers"
  • Jermaine O'Neal's playoff mailbox
  • Playoff Media Guide (.PDF): Part 1 | Part 2
  • Pistons.com goes one-on-one with Conrad Brunner
  • Miller fined for kicking ball
  • Artest fined $10,000 by NBA for obscene gesture
  • Notes: Pacers shrug off Wallace's guarantee of a Game 2 win
  • Coach's Clipboard:Assistant Dan Burke's scouting report on the Pistons
  • Notebook: Another milestone for Walsh, Bird
  • Matchups: Analyzing the series, position by position
  • Conference finals memories abound for Pacers
  • NBA.com series coverage

    Postseason Features Archive

  • Tinsley's personality emerging in playoffs
  • O'Neal wants a ring for Reggie
  • "I'm Mary Alice Alexander, and I'm the No. 1 Fan"
  • Defense Sparks Dominating Runs
  • Carlisles welcome baby daughter into world
  • Jones seizing playoff moment
  • Bird quietly successful
  • National media split on Pacers' chances
  • Bird, Person reflect on memorable 1991 series
  • Great moments in Pacers playoff history
  • Re-live the "Fantastic Finishes" in playoff history

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  • Conference Finals: Pistons 4, Pacers 2
    GAME 6: PISTONS 69, PACERS 65
  • Inside the Game: Pacers limp out of playoffs
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  • GAME 5: PISTONS 83, PACERS 65
  • Inside the Game: Hamilton Rips Pacers
  • Game 5 Notes: Players "embarrassed" by performance
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  • GAME 4: PACERS 83, PISTONS 68
  • Inside the Game: Lineup change helps spark offense
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  • GAME 3: PISTONS 85, PACERS 78
  • Inside the Game: Bench provided spark, but not quite enough
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  • GAME 2: PISTONS 72, PACERS 67
  • Inside the Game: It did get worse, offensively
  • Notes:Artest takes blame
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  • GAME 1: PACERS 78, PISTONS 74
  • Inside the Game: Foster's little plays set up Reggie's big play
  • Notes: Reggie not Superman, but still plays the hero
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  • Conference Semifinals: Pacers 4, Heat 2

    GAME 6: PACERS 73, HEAT 70

  • Inside the Game: Artest stars, but O'Neal, Tinsley, Johnson all make big plays
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  • GAME 5: PACERS 94, HEAT 83

  • Inside the Game: Foster's career game sparks Pacers to victory
  • Notebook: Crowd gives Foster the thrill of the chant
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  • GAME 4: HEAT 100, PACERS 88

  • Inside Game 4:No help for O'Neal and Artest
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  • GAME 3: HEAT 94, PACERS 87

  • Inside Game 3: Pacers go cold, allow Miami to extend homecourt winning streak
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  • GAME 2: PACERS 91, HEAT 80

  • Inside Game 2: Reggie does a rewind with vintage game
  • Notebook: Injuries to Foster, Jones not serious
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  • GAME 1: PACERS 94, HEAT 81

  • Inside Game 1: Artest overpowering with 25 points
  • Game 1 Notebook: Artest "was a monster"
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  • First Round: Pacers 4, Celtics 0

    GAME 4: PACERS 90, CELTICS 75

  • Inside the Game
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  • GAME 3: PACERS 108, CELTICS 85

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  • The Run
  • GAME 2: PACERS 103, CELTICS 90

  • Inside the Game
  • Notebook: 'Bench Mob' does the job
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  • The Run: Play
  • GAME 1: PACERS 104, CELTICS 88

  • Inside the Game
  • Notebook: Harrington a big factor off the bench
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  • The Run: Play