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Pacers begin title quest against Atlanta

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and they'll begin their crusade for an NBA title Saturday night when they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.The Pacers held the No. 1 spot in the East for much of the regular season, but the end of the campaign didn't go as planned. Indiana went 10-13 to finish the season, but got the top seed when the Miami Heat rested some starters late in the campaign."I was excited that we got it. It was something we set out for," head coach Frank Vogel said prior to their season-finale. "It gives us the best chances going into the playoffs."The Pacers lost in seven games to the Heat in last year's Eastern Conference Finals. They finished second in the NBA in opponents' scoring and first in opponents' field-goal percentage.They also finished with the best home record at 35-6.But the Pacers will need to improve significantly if they are going to advance in the postseason. All-Stars Paul George...

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  1. Copeland's floater lifts Pacers past Bucks

    Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers' starters will be well rested for Friday's upcoming showdown against the Miami Heat.First things first.Chris C...

  2. Nothin' but Net: Pacers -Heat takes on added significance

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Friday night's epic encounter between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat from South Beach is no longer about Eastern Conference...

  3. Pacers rest starters but edge Bucks 104-102 to move back into first in East

    When Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel benched his starters for the entire game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, it meant extended playing time for the...

  4. Pacers aim to cure what ails them in Milwaukee

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers need to correct what ails them before the playoffs and what better way to start than with a matchup against the Milwaukee Bu...

  5. Miami back in 1st: LeBron scores 36, Heat beat Pacers 98-86 to move atop Eastern Conference

    For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers.On Friday, they just blew by them.Control of the Eastern Conference again belongs to the Heat,...

  6. Pacers clip Thunder, move ahead of Heat

    Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over two minutes left, Lance Stephenson recorded a triple-double and the Indi...

  7. Thunder, Pacers jump it up in marquee matinee matchup

    (SportsNetwork.com) - In what looked like a possible NBA Finals matchup, the Oklahoma City Thunder will visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers.T...

  8. Pacers set for heated battle in Miami

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Conference supremacy is at stake Friday night when the Indiana Pacers visit South Beach to take on the Miami Heat in a highly-anticipat...

  9. Bulls brace for next obstacle, Wizards, after winning 48 games to earn home court in 1st round

    Never mind all they overcame. The only obstacle that matters now for the Chicago Bulls is the one in front of them.The Bulls head into Sunday's playoff opener agains...

  10. Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV as brewing California rivalry hits playoffs

    Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.There's a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals. The a...

  11. Nothin' but Net: Awards time

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The regular season is behind us.The postseason awaits.In two short months from now, the NBA will crown its champion, but befor...

  12. Top-seeded Pacers to keep 3 starters on bench, use other 2 sparingly in finale at Orlando

    The Indiana Pacers plan to rest three starters for Wednesday night's regular-season finale at Orlando now that they are the top seed in the Eastern Conference.Coach ...

  1. Hawks surprise Pacers in Game 1

    Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Indianapolis native Jeff Teague enjoyed his playoff homecoming, scoring 28 points with five assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks ...

  2. Raptors starters Lowry, Johnson sit against visiting Indiana Pacers

    Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson are both sidelined for the Raptors' game against the Indiana Pacers with injuries Friday.Lowry has now missed two games in a row with a b...

  3. Pacers rest starters, but easily beat Magic

    Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a regular season-ending 101-86 win over the Or...

  4. Top-seeded Pacers close regular season in Orlando

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but they will finish out the regular season Wednesday night when they visit th...

  5. Pacers plan to rest all 5 starters Wednesday night in Milwaukee

    The slumping Indiana Pacers will rest all five starters Wednesday night against Milwaukee, even as they chase the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Coach Frank Vo...

  6. Wade to miss 9th straight game; Miami star will not face Pacers because of hamstring injury

    Dwyane Wade has been ruled out of Miami's Eastern Conference showdown Friday night against the Indiana Pacers.It's the ninth straight game Wade has missed while work...

  7. Pacers' starters to rest vs. Bucks

    Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - With a huge showdown against the Miami Heat on the horizon, Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel will sit his entire starting fi...

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