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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan and forward Doug McDermott (20) react to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Indiana Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020,  less than three weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight first-round sweep. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Pacers seek new 'new age' coach who can win in the playoffs

Aug. 31, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard swallowed hard when the Indiana Pacers endured yet another season-ending first-round sweep last week. Then the Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations tried to wash away the sour taste. Five days after firing coach and longtime friend Nate McMillan, Pritchard...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Milwaukee. The Indiana Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020,  less than three weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight first-round sweep. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Indiana Pacers fire Nate McMillan following 1st-round sweep

Aug. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan won dozens of regular-season games despite the Indiana Pacers' continual injuries. The playoff losses cost him his job: On Wednesday, two days after enduring a second straight first-round sweep, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard fired McMillan....

Indiana Pacers' Justin Holiday, left, Victor Oladipo, center, and Miami Heat's Tyler Herro (14) scramble for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

After another sweep, Pacers turn focus to healthy offseason

Aug. 25, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner has been to the playoffs each of his first five seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He still hasn't reached the second round. “At some point, you have to get over the hump," the 24-year-old center said, emphatically acknowledging he's taking it personally. Whether that...

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) passes around Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Dragic scores 23, 5th-seeded Heat sweep Pacers to advance

Aug. 24, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo got his first playoff series win, but the big man wasn't planning on celebrating for too long. He planned to give himself about 2 1/2 hours to enjoy the Miami Heat's victory over the Indiana Pacers before turning his attention to the Eastern Conference semifinals...

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Butler scores 27 points, Heat beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

Aug. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and the Miami Heat held off a furious rally to beat the Indiana Pacers 124-115 on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series. Goran Dragic added 24 points, Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyler Herro scored...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts during the third quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Top-seeded Lakers, Bucks look to take charge in 1st round

Aug. 21, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks have restored some sense of normalcy to these anything-but-normal NBA playoffs. The top-seeded teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively, lost their openers and are now looking to take control of their series. The Lakers could pull ahead of the Portland...

The Miami Heat celebrate their win after an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Indiana Pacers, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Heat won 109-100. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Robinson scores 24 points, Heat beat Pacers for 2-0 lead

Aug. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Goran Dragic had a little simple advice for Duncan Robinson before Game 2: Just shoot. Robinson listened, hitting his first six shots — all from 3-point range. He finished with 24 points and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Thursday for a 2-0 lead in...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis goes to the basket between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and guard CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Disney is nice but for NBA's top teams, no place like home

Aug. 19, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Lakers and Bucks exited practice Wednesday to palm trees around them and sunny skies overhead. The weather is good at Walt Disney World. The service is great. The setting seems ideal. For the best NBA teams, it's anything but. The top-four seeds in each conference should...

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) reacts after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Butler, Dragic help Heat pull away to beat Pacers in Game 1

Aug. 18, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler does plenty of talking on the court to anyone who will listen: opponents, referees or teammates. Luckily for the Miami Heat, on Tuesday Butler also listened. Bam Adebayo has been imploring him to shoot 3-pointers, and Butler knocked down two big ones late in the...

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, left,and Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas tangle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Blazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victory

Aug. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A fourth consecutive down-to-the-wire finish, a fourth consecutive win for the Portland Trail Blazers. They needed all that just to get into the playoffs. Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big...