Pacers Playoff Central 2005
2005 Pacers Playoff Central
Eastern Conference Semifinals: #6 Pacers (44-38) vs. #2 Pistons (54-28)
Reggie Miller salutes the fans after scoring 27 points in the final game of his NBA career Thursday night in Conseco Fieldhouse. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images)
Reggie Finishes with Flair
Pistons 88, Pacers 79: Reggie Miller closed his career with 27 points, including a 3-pointer that fueled comeback hopes with 1:31 remaining, but the Pacers could get no closer as Detroit closed out the Eastern Conference Semifinals series with a Game 6 victory Thursday night in Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Game 5: Pistons 86, Pacers 67
Blowing open the game with a remarkable 30-4 run spanning the second and third periods, Detroit thoroughly frustrated the Indiana offense and took a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals series Tuesday night in The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Game 4: Pistons 89, Pacers 76
Chauncey Billups scored 29 points as Detroit jumped on Indiana early and controlled the tempo throughout a Game 4 victory Sunday in Conseco Fieldhouse, squaring the Eastern Conference Semifinals series at 2-2.
Game 3: Pacers 79, Pistons 74
After blowing a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, the Pacers recovered in the final two minutes as Reggie Miller's jumper with 10 seconds remaining sealed a 79-74 victory over Detroit that gave Indiana a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series Friday in Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Game 2: Pacers 92, Pistons 83
Jeff Foster scored 14 points and pulled 20 rebounds as the Pacers rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Pistons 92-83 in Game 2 on Wednesday night in The Palace of Auburn Hills and tie the Eastern Conference Semifinals series at 1-1. Game 3 is set for Friday night in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Game 1: Pistons 96, Pacers 81
Ben Wallace scored 21 points, pulled 15 rebounds and had four steals as Detroit opened the Eastern Conference Semifinals series with a resounding 96-81 victory over the visiting Pacers Monday night in The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Austin Croshere's Playoff Mailbox
You watch the games, you see the scores, but how do you really know what's going on in NBA Playoffs 2005? We've infiltrated the action with the ultimate insiders - the players themselves. Austin Croshere is part of an Indiana franchise that reached its eighth straight postseason. Send Austin a question via e-mail and we'll post his answers to the best questions at least once for each round of the Pacers' playoff run.
East Semifinals Features
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Reggie Miller and Coach Rick Carlisle share a hug after the Pacers eliminated Boston in Game 7. (Jim McIsaac/NBAE/Getty Images)
Game 7: Pacers 97, Celtics 70
May 7: Shutting down Boston's potent offense while blowing open the game with a 33-14 run spanning the third and fourth periods, the Pacers closed out the Celtics with a 97-70 rout in Game 7 in FleetCenter.
Game 6: Celtics 92, Pacers 89 (OT)
May 5: The Pacers rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit but missed seven shots at the lead in regulation and overtime as Boston held on for a 92-89 victory in Game 6 in Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Game 5: Pacers 90, Celtics 85
May 3: Jamaal Tinsley returned to the lineup for the first time in more than two months and provided a steadying hand at the offensive helm as the Pacers bounced back from a 31-point rout in Game 4 to win 90-85 Tuesday night in Boston and take a 3-2 series lead.
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Game 4: Celtics 110, Pacers 79
April 30: Paul Pierce scored 30 points as Boston, playing without suspended star Antoine Walker, dominated the second half and handed the Pacers their most lopsided postseason loss ever, 110-79, in Game 4 in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Game 3: Pacers 99, Celtics 76
April 28: Reggie Miller scored 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Pacers pulled away and blew out Boston 99-76 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round NBA Playoff series in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Game 2: Pacers 82, Celtics 79
April 25: Reggie Miller scored 28 points, including the clinching basket, as the Pacers rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 6 minutes to win in Boston and steal homecourt advantage from the third-seeded Celtics.
Game 1: Celtics 102, Pacers 82
April 23: Blowing open the game with a devastating 33-6 run in the second quarter, Boston stretched its lead to 37 points before settling for a 102-82 victory over the Pacers in Game 1 of a first-round NBA Playoff series in FleetCenter.