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Indiana Pacers Easily Defeat Sacramento Kings

The Indiana Pacers celebrated Halloween by hosting the Sacramento Kings in their seventh game of the 2017-18 NBA season. While the Pacers have not been playing well early in the season, they were still able to take advantage of the young Sacramento roster on the way to an easy 101-83 victory.

While these two teams play in separate conferences, it was still an intriguing matchup because the Bogdanovic brothers were playing each other for the first time in the young NBA careers. Bojan Bogdanovic and the Pacers got off to a great start at Bankers Life Fieldhouse by using a balanced scoring attack and excellent defense to dominate the Kings. The Pacers went into the locker room with a 25-point lead at halftime.

The big early lead allowed the Pacers to rest most of their starters in the second half. The biggest difference in the game was the scoring discrepancy from behind the three-point line. Indiana hit 12 shots from behind the arc while the Kings only managed to make two three-pointers in the entire game. The Pacers also won the battle of the Bogdanovic brothers. Bojan led Indiana in scoring with 17 points while his brother only managed seven points for Sacramento.

The Indiana Pacers have now won four of their first seven games. They will head out on the road to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 1. Back-to-back games are usually tough on NBA teams, but the Indiana starting lineup should be well rested after seeing limited playing time on Tuesday.

Indiana Pacers Pull Off Upset Over Cleveland Cavaliers

The Indiana Pacers traveled to Cleveland yesterday to face the defending Eastern Conference champions one day after easily defeating the Sacramento Kings at home. Playing an extremely talented team on short rest put the Pacers at a severe disadvantage, but they did not let that stop them from pulling off their most impressive victory of the 2017-18 NBA season.

Indiana and Cleveland were both in sync at the beginning of the game. The Pacers used a balanced offensive attack that saw all five starters hitting key shots. Cleveland was forced to primarily rely on LeBron James and Derrick Rose, but they were still able to keep the game close. The Indiana Pacers entered halftime leading 62-61.

Most teams playing their second straight game tend to struggle late in the game, but the Pacers showed absolutely no signs of fatigue. The two teams traded baskets at the start of the second half, but the Pacers took the lead for good after hitting a series of three-pointers halfway through the third quarter. The Cavaliers simply had no answer for the unselfish offense of the Pacers. All five starters for the Indiana Pacers scored at least 15 points, which helped them secure a 124-107 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The win yesterday puts the Pacers at the top of the Central Division after playing eight games. They are also only one game behind the Boston Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers will return to action on November 3 when they go on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

Pacers Pull Off Victory Over Orlando Magic

After getting off to a terrible start to the season, the Indiana Pacers have been playing great basketball over the last few weeks. The Pacers have been carried by their excellent offense during the recent hot stretch, and that was no different last night when they defeated the Orlando Magic 121-109.

Indiana’s desire to put on an excellent show for their fans helped them get off to a hot start last night. They quickly amassed a eight-point lead after scoring 33 points in the first quarter. The offense cooled off a little bit in the second quarter, but the Magic were unable to capitalize thanks to the excellent defense of the Pacers.

Jonathon Simmons of the Orlando Magic was nearly unstoppable early in the second half. His excellent shooting display cut Indiana’s lead to only one point at the end of the third quarter. With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Victor Oladipo and the rest of the Indiana offense rose to the occasion. They put up 36 points in the final 12 minutes to put the game out of reach. Oladipo ultimately led the team in scoring with 26 points. Three other members of the team also tallied at least 18 points.

The Pacers now hold a 12-9 record this season. They will travel to Houston to face the James Harden and the Rockets on Wednesday, November 29. Pulling off a win over the top team in the Western Conference would be the perfect way for the Pacers to prove they are serious contenders this season.

Indiana Pacers Reportedly Almost Sent George to Other Team

During the 2017 NBA of season one of the most highly anticipated moves was the expected trade of forward Paul George. Paul George previously played for the Indiana Pacers, the team that drafted him about six years ago. While the Pacers and Georgia had some success together, the team was never able to put enough pieces around him to contend for a title.

Due to the fact that the Pacers still not able to build a team around him and the fact that it look like they would spend the next few years rebuilding, Paul George ended up asking for team or a trade. The Pacers ultimately decided that this would be the best move as they would get some player in return as opposed to losing him to free agency in the future. In the end, the Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With his new team, George should be able to immediately stepped onto a team that could content for the spot in the championship series. While George has likely found a good spot, it now appears that he was close to being treated to an entirely different team (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/07/19/pacers-nearly-traded-paul-george-cleveland-cavaliers-says-wojnarowski/490554001/).

According to the report, the Indiana Pacers were very close to coming to a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This trade would have sent Paul George to Cleveland, which would have allowed him to be on the most dominant team in the Eastern conference. Ultimately, the trade with Cleveland fell apart. It was believed that Cleveland was looking to work a trade that would have allowed them to keep Kryie Irving and Kevin Love, but the Pacers wanted to be able to get at least one of the two players. Further, the Pacers were not as willing to help a team that was in their own division.

Pacers Look to Offseason

During the 2016-17 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers continued to look like a stable team, which was capable of winning any game that they played. Ultimately, the team finished 7th in the Eastern Conference, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not that the season is over, many people are guessing how the Pacers will move forward and continue to build their team (https://8points9seconds.com/2017/05/25/indiana-pacers-mock-draft-roundup/).

 

The Pacers will be picking 16th overall in the draft and should have some very talented players to choose from. One of the players that they are rumored to be purchasing is Donovan Mitchell, who played for Louisville last year. Mitchell should be a good addition to the team due to his ability to get to the basket and score.

 

Another potential addition to the team is Jarret Allen. Allen is a center from the University of Texas.

 

While the NBA Draft will be a big day for the Pacers, the team also has to figure out what to do with star player Paul George. George, who has been with the team his whole career, has made several all-star teams and has the proven ability to score and lead a team to the playoffs. Unfortunately, his contract is coming up to expiration and it remains to be seen whether he will be resigned. Another option they have is to trade George for a high draft pick, which will help the Pacers to rebuild.

 

Is George Leaving Indiana?

According to whispers from various reputable NBA circles, Indiana’s favorite basketball superstar may be in jeopardy of leaving the city of Indianapolis. Due to a series of factors including, the departure of Larry Bird as the Pacers’ President, the fact that the Pacers are probably in a rebuild mode, and their only way to acquire much-needed assets would be to deal away some of their star power, Paul George may be on his way out the door. There very well may be a series of costly exists as, starting PG Jeff Teague will become an unrestricted free agent this year, and Paul George, if not dealt, will follow next year, possibly leaving the Pacers without their star player or any additional assets. Your text to link…

One of the major aspects affecting Paul George and the future of the Indiana Pacers is the fact that George missed out on being selected to the All-NBA team. This effectively limits his ability to receive a max contract should he remain with the team he’s lead in recent years. Next year Paul George would still have the option to drastically increase his salary should he make the All-NBA team, but despite his physical prowess on the court, this is far from a foregone conclusion, and with free agency continuing to be the elephant in the room, makes the chance of George remaining with the team much slimmer.

 

Indiana State Senior Corp’s Program Celebrates the Aged Volunteers

In the state of Indiana, there is usually a reason for celebration. From car shows to music festivals, carnivals, and historical re-enactments, the state of Indiana is a fun place to be. It has a total of approximately 240, 000 volunteers. In a bid to honor the old volunteers, the National Corporation for Community Service will hold an event to appreciate the efforts of these people. The organization operates programs like AmeriCorps as well as Senior Corps. These programs have in the past years assisted millions of people. This month, the state is set to honor members of the Corps Senior program. According to Samantha Warfield, the press secretary in charge of the program, the program assists children to learn how to read, act as exemplary grandparents for foster children as well as be companions for their fellow seniors.

 

 

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Samantha also stated that most Americans have benefited from the two programs. Because of the advantages of these programs, she suggested that the untapped resources of the non -profit organizations have been helpful to the state. The program is looking forward to recruiting more volunteers in the future. This is in a bid to extend its services to the people of Indiana. Although the cabinet of President Trump is set to cut down the budget of the program with the aim of boosting military spending, Samantha is confident about the possibilities of the stated initiative to expand even more with time. With more than 5,000 volunteers from Senior Corps, the celebration would have a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate in the states.

Trouble in Indiana?

Just as the Indian Pacers have begun to ascend in the rankings of the highly volatile world of the NBA, the very future of their roster and success of the team seems to be in jeopardy. The departure of Larry Bird as President of the Pacers leaves the direction the team intends to go in question and under some scrutiny. The Pacers have very few assets in which to improve positioning in the NBA Draft and two of their biggest stars are facing uphill battles in regards to staying on the team. At the start of free agency, starting point guard, Jeff Teague, will become an unrestricted free agent, and due to the high demand for a player of his caliber, almost seems to be a forgone conclusion that he will not be with the team for much longer. Your text to link…

While the departure of Jeff Teague seems to be a high possibility, this is not the most pressing issue facing the Pacers and the state of Indiana. Team leader, Paul George, due to the dwindling possibility that he will receive a max contract as a member of the Pacers, will be a sought after piece for many contenders looking to improve their rosters immediately. The fact that Paul George is also set to hit free agency next year, the price the Pacers would receive in the event of a trade for Paul George, and the limited assets that the Pacers currently hold all contribute to the idea that George will be leaving.

 

Larry Bird Leaving Indiana Pacers

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and the state of Indiana is often considered the home of basketball. While the state has produced a lot of different legends in the sport, the greatest of all is Larry Bird. Larry Bird was born in a small town in Indiana and went to Indiana State University. Ultimately, he moved on to the NBA where he won several championships and was considered one of the best players of all time.

 

After playing for the Boston Celtics for his entire career, Bird eventually retired and moved on to the coaching and front office side of the business. However, it now appears that this part of his career may be coming to an end (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19264939/larry-bird-stepping-president-indiana-pacers). Bird, who most recently served as the President of the Indiana Pacers, announced that he will be resigning from the position.

 

Bird has been a member of the Pacers organization for over a decade. He originally was the coach of the team for nearly five years and had some success, including being named NBA Coach of the Year. Ultimately, he moved into the front office role and oversaw all operations of the franchise. Under his leadership, the Pacers turned into a consistent playoff contender. The team has had a lot of talented players over the past few years, but has not been able to get over the hump to win a championships. Further, the team could be losing a few key players over the next few years due to free agency.

 

Pacers Play Cavs Tough to the End

The State of Indiana will always be considered the home of basketball. During the 2016-17 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers looked like they were taking a step in the right direction to continue that trends. While the team did take a step forward, there season came to a quick end during the first round of the playoffs (http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/professional/pacers/pacers-swept-from-playoffs/article_caa154a7-10f8-5034-a8f8-24df887d9063.html).

 

The Indiana Pacers were one of the hotter teams in the NBA during the last few weeks of the regular season. This late season push allowed them to jump into the playoffs and earn the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Unfortunately, this progress ended up getting them a date in the first round against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers, who are the defending champions of the NBA, were the heavy favorites to win the series.

 

As expected, the Cavaliers won the series by winning four straight games against the Indiana Pacers. While the Cavs did win by a sweep, the series was far closer than others would have thought. The Pacers played very well in all four games and took each game to the very end and the largest loss was by only 6 points.

 

While the Pacers did not advance in the playoffs, they do look poised to make a big move in the coming years. The team will continue to be led by Paul George, who is one of the top scoring players in the league. While the team will need to draft well, they have a chance to improve even more next year.