Playoff Central 2014

     
Paul George vs Heat in Game 6

Pacers Lose Game 6

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The Miami Heat eliminated the Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating Indiana, 117-92. Paul George led the Pacers with 29 points and eight rebounds. David West added 16 points, while Lance Stephenson chipped in 11 in the loss. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »
Roy Hibbert vs Heat, Game 5

Hibbert Gets Going

The Pacers are most effective when their scoring is distributed fairly evenly. “We're at our best when we're achieving balance,” Frank Vogel said before Game 5 of his team's playoff series with Miami. So, naturally, Vogel's team promptly went out and began pounding the ball into Roy Hibbert at the start of the game. Montieth »   Butler’s There to Serve »/>
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George Steps Up to Plate, Homers

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With the Pacers season on the line, Paul George wanted to put his stamp on this game, this series. He found it within himself to step up and hit home runs to hold off the Heat, hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers in the second half to help guide the Pacers to a Game 5 win. George Steps Up, Homers »   Stephenson Has His Say »   8 Quarters Away »
Paul George, Game 5

Pacers Beat the Heat in Game 5

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Paul George scored 37 points (31 in the second half) and the Pacers beat the Miami Heat 93-90 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. David West added 19 points and nine rebounds for Indiana and Roy Hibbert had a 10 point, 13 rebound performance. Miami now has a 3-2 series lead. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »
David West

Pacers Fall In Game 4

The Pacers fell to the Miami Heat in Game 4 Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night in Miami, 102-90. David West led Indiana with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Paul George scored a team-high 23 points, while George Hill contributed 15, and Luis Scola added 12. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »
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Pacers Fall in Game Two

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The Pacers saw their fourth quarter lead slowly slip away and Indiana fell to the Miami Heat 87-83 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals. Lance Stephenson led the Pacers with 25 points while Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 13 rebounds. All five Pacers starters scored in double-figures. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »   Montieth »
Royy Hibbert, LeBron James

Dynamic Duo

Heading into Game 2 on Tuesday, the Pacers expect LeBron James to be much more aggressive with the ball. So, what can they do to keep James within a mortal realm and avoid handing over homecourt advantage to the Heat? Pacers.com's Mark Montieth writes that the play of Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert could be key. Full Story »
Paul George, Game 3

Heat Top Pacers In Miami

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The Miami Heat pulled away down the stretch in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to defeat the Pacers, 99-87. Paul George led Indiana with 17 points in the loss, while Roy Hibbert added 16. The Heat now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »   Hotchkiss: Heat Dictate Style with Quarterly Runs »
Paul George vs Heat, Game 1

Pacers Beat Heat in Game 1

The Pacers led wire to wire and beat the Heat 107-96 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Paul George led Indiana with 24 points and both Roy Hibbert and David west added 19 points apiece. Lance Stephenson had 17 and George Hill contributed 15. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »
Roy Hibbert, George Hill

Taking It In Stride

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Perhaps the Pacers' most impressive feat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, was their somber tone in the postgame locker room after a 107-96 Game 1 win over Miami. There wasn't a single whoop or a holler to be heard, nary a slap of a palm or a back, not even a smile. Montieth »   Randhawa: Pacers Demonstrate Importance of Home Court »
Lance Stephenson, Dwyane Wade

Pacers Need Lance-A-Lot

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Lance Stephenson was the last starter off the Pacers' practice court Saturday, by about 15 minutes. “I'm never tired,” he told reporters moments later. “I'm never tired.” The Pacers will need tireless effort from Stephenson beginning Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Montieth: Pacers Need Lance-A-Lot »
David West goes up for a dunk

West Rises, Shines

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As he's done so often in his time with the Pacers, David West put the team on his back, exactly where he wanted it, and delivered yet again in a big Game 6 in this year's playoffs. The veteran forward finished with a game-high 29 points in a 93-80 win over Washington. Montieth: West Rises, Shines »   Hotchkiss: Gritty Pacers Get Back to Conference Finals »
Lance Stephenson vs Wizards, Game 6

Pacers Advance to Conference Finals

The Pacers beat the Washington Wizards for the third time on the road this series, gutting out a 93-80 win to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight year. David West led the way with 29 points, while Lance Stephenson added 17, five rebounds, and eight assists. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »
Frank Vogel shakes hands with Paul George

Cooler Heads Prevail

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Amid many questions throughout these wildly unpredictable playoff games, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has stayed away from knee-jerk reactions to his rotations. And it's paying off. Montieth: Faith, Consistency Being Rewarded »
David West vs Wizards, Game 5

Pacers Drop Game 5

The Pacers had a chance to close out the Eastern Conference Semifinals at home Tuesday night, but lost to the Wizards, 102-79. Rebounding was the difference as Washington grabbed 62 boards compared to just 23 by Indiana. David West led Indiana with 17 points. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »   Montieth: Pacers Can't Assume Too Much »
Lance Stephenson

Grinding Down the Wizards

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Friday night at the Verizon Center was a night devoid of highlight-reel plays, but full of all kinds of right results for the Pacers. Some may call the Pacers' 85-63 Game 3 victory an ugly win, but it was also a resounding one. Hotchkiss »   Randhawa: Pacers Impose Their Pace »   Pacers Quiet the Storms »
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Pacers Advance with Decisive Win

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The Pacers beat the Hawks 92-80 in Game 7 to advance to the Second Round of the playoffs. Paul George led the way with a playoff career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds. Indiana will face Washington in the Eastern Conference Semifinals beginning Monday. Game Rewind (Recap, Highlights & Photos) »   Eastern Conf. Semifinal Tix On Sale »
Roy Hibbert vs Hawks

Hibbert Returns to Form

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Chalk one up for Pacers head coach Frank Vogel, who stuck with center Roy Hibbert in the starting lineup in the face of local and national media criticism. Hibbert scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked five shots and logged 31 minutes in Saturday's 92-80 win over Atlanta. Montieth »
     

Eastern Conf. Finals - Pacers 2, Heat 4

Game 1 - Pacers 107, Heat 96 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Game 2 - Pacers 83, Heat 87 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Game 3 - Pacers 87, Heat 99 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Game 4 - Pacers 90, Heat 102 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Game 5 - Pacers 93, Heat 90 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Game 6 - Pacers 92, Heat 117 | Recap »   Highlights »   Photos »

Eastern Conf. Semifinals - Pacers 4, Wizards 2

The Pacers defeated the Wizards in six games to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season. After dropping Game 1 at home, the Pacers won the next three games in a row to go up 3-1 in the series. In Game 5 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Wizards cruised to a 23 point win. Back in Washington, D.C. for Game 6, the Pacers' success on the road continued and they closed out the series with veteran David West leading the way.

Game 1 - Pacers 96, Wizards 102 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 2 - Pacers 86, Wizards 82 | Recap » | Highlights » | | Photos »

Game 3 - Pacers 85, Wizards 63 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 4 - Pacers 95, Wizards 92 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 5 - Pacers 79, Wizards 102 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 6 - Pacers 93, Wizards 80 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

First Round - Pacers 4, Hawks 3

In a seesaw affair, the Pacers defeated the Hawks in seven games to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the third straight year. Each team won twice on the other team's floor, with the Hawks taking a three-games-to-two lead after five games. The Hawks used a 3-point heavy offense without a traditional center that challenged the Pacers to adjust on the fly. It was the first time in franchise history that a Pacers squad came back to win in a series after trailing 3-2.

Game 1 - Pacers 93, Hawks 101 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 2 - Pacers 101, Hawks 85 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 3 - Pacers 85, Hawks 98 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 4 - Pacers 91, Hawks 88 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 5 - Pacers 97, Hawks 107 | Recap » | Highlights » | Photos »

Game 6 - Pacers 95, Hawks 88 | Recap » |