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Pacers still evaluating Bjorkgren before making decision

May. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard intends to stand pat — for now. He'd rather not break up the big-man tandem of Myles Turner, the NBA's blocks champion, and two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis. He hopes free agents...

Pacers face major offseason questions after missing playoffs

May. 21, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Indiana Pacers' long, injury-riddled season is over, the hard part begins. President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is embarking on yet another offseason filled with questions, the first being whether to keep coach Nate...

Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round

May. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis delivered. He found open teammates, cleaned up the glass and played solid defense. The combination helped keep Indiana's playoff hopes alive — for at least two more nights. Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds...

Brissett has career-high 31 as Pacers beat Raptors 125-113

May. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oshae Brissett scored a career-best 31 points and Domantas Sabonis added 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 125-113 to lock up the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. Indiana snapped a two-game losing streak and...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks roll past short-handed Pacers, 142-133

May. 13, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had so many powerful dunks on Thursday night, he tried to be mindful about not expending energy in celebrating too much. At the end of a demanding NBA regular season, the two-time MVP concedes there's fatigue, even after he...

Pacers rally late for 103-94 win to snap 76ers streak

May. 11, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers helped clear up the Eastern Conference's muddled play-in picture Tuesday. Philadelphia's second-half collapse only made it more murky at the top. Domantas Sabonis recorded his ninth triple-double of the season...

Pacers beat Cavaliers 111-102, move into ninth place in East

May. 10, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 points and...

LeVert's late burst helps Pacers beat Hawks 133-126

May. 06, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert showed up motivated for work, determined to shake free from a recent funk that included one of Indiana's ugliest losses just 24 hours earlier. LeVert scored 31 points, including nine in the final 2:17, and the Pacers defeated the Atlanta...

Bagley's fast start helps Kings race past Pacers 104-93

May. 05, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marvin Bagley III kept Sacramento's slim playoff hopes alive Wednesday night with a breakthrough performance — scoring a season-high 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the the Kings past the Indiana Pacers 104-93. It has been a long time...

Pacers use late 12-0 run to beat Pistons 115-109

Apr. 24, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers were without their two best inside players and getting dominated on the boards, yet found a way to win thanks to a timely defensive switch, balanced scoring and the Detroit Pistons' sloppy ballhandling. Malcolm Brogdon scored 26...