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  • Fever to retire Catchings’ no. 24 Saturday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Fever will honor the greatest player in franchise history this weekend. The team will retire Tamika Catchings’ number 24 jersey during halftime of Saturday’s game with the Los Angeles Sparks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s the culmination of a long journey for Catchings in Indiana that started with her having to win over fans after she missed her entire first season recovering from a torn ACL. “You know what’s crazy?” Catchings asked. “I talked to […]

  • 22 seasons…and counting for Vinatieri

    At 44 years of age, Adam Vinatieri is the oldest active player in the NFL, and the place kicker still doesn’t see an end in sight to his prolific career. As offseason workouts continue at team headquarters, Vinatieri greeted the media on Tuesday with a full beard – almost all of it grey. “It started off being lazy, and then I just kind of kept going with it. I’m thinking there’s a Just for Men endorsement out there somewhere,” he […]

  • Pacers fall in 0-3 hole after blowing huge lead

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It was a record-breaking collapse for the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in game three of their best-of-seven series with the Cavaliers. Indiana built a 25-point halftime lead, but by the end of the third quarter it was down to single digits.  After scoring a franchise record 74 points in the first half alone, the Pacers score only 40 in the second half total and are now down three games to none to the world champs. “They […]

  • Pacers have been good, but not good enough

    CLEVELAND – After two close losses to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference playoffs, should the Pacers be more encouraged or discouraged? An 0-2 hole is going to be tough to overcome against LeBron James and the defending NBA Champs, but the Pacers are oh so close to getting over the proverbial hump. “We’re confident, and we should be confident,” Pacers Head Coach Nate McMillan said after Game 2. “We had a bad 3rd quarter where I thought we lost […]

  • Pacers defensive struggles lead to 0-2 hole

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – It was more of the same for the Cavaliers in game two of their playoff series with the Pacers. Just like in game one, Cleveland got a lot of open looks and took advantage with some red-hot shooting.  Still, Indiana battled back from a double-digit deficit, but just couldn’t get to the mountaintop.  The Blue and Gold is now down two games to none. “We’re extremely frustrated,” said Thaddeus Young.  “We haven’t won, but we can take […]

  • Pacers look ahead to game two

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Pacers are looking ahead to game two with the Cavaliers, but some are still looking back. With a chance to win game one, C.J. Miles took the final shot and not Paul George. Miles missed and Indiana fell, 109-108. “Being the leader of this team, a lot of me wants the last shot and wants the game to be decided by me,” said George before the team practiced in Cleveland Sunday afternoon. “But at the same […]

  • Tale of the Tape: Pacers vs Cavaliers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – To be the best, you have to beat the best as the old saying goes; and the Pacers don’t have to wait long to get the chance this postseason. Five straight wins to close out the regular season earned the Blue and Gold the 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a first round match-up with Cleveland. You know, the Cleveland Cavaliers… the defending NBA champions… the team with LeBron James.  The Cavs lost their final […]

  • Pacers playoff picture still unclear

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 80 games down, just 2 to go for the Pacers in the regular season, and we still don’t know if the Blue and Gold will make the playoffs. Some seasons, we know a team’s playoff fate long before the final week; but not this year.  Not by a long shot. So, grab a pen and paper and take some notes: Entering Monday night’s games, the Pacers hold the 7 spot in the Eastern Conference.  That would get […]