2016 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference PreviewLeBron James has made the NBA Finals five years straight. Will it be six? More competition in the East could make it hard.
Ellis, Pacers Push Past Timberwolves 102-88Monta Ellis had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-88 on Saturday night.
George Leads Pacers Over Timberwolves, 107-103Paul George scored 29 points, Monta Ellis added 24 points in his best game this season and the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-103 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Timberwolves Trade Budinger To PacersA person with knowledge of the trade says the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to send Chase Budinger to the Indiana Pacers for Damjan Rudez in a swap of small forwards.
Mo Williams Scores 52, Wolves Top Pacers To End 15-Game SkidMo Williams scored a career-high 52 points, most in the NBA this season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Williams made six 3-pointers, including one that gave Minnesota a 102-96 lead. Andrew Wiggins added 20 points and Gorgui Dieng had 10 for the Timberwolves (6-31), who won for the first time since beating Portland 90-82 on Dec. 10.
Miles Scores 28 To Help Pacers Hold Off WolvesC.J. Miles scored 28 points and David West bulled his way to the basket for two big points with 34 seconds to play to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Sunday night.
Bennett Leads Timberwolves Past Pacers 107-89Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota's first six points of the fourth quarter to help the Wolves maintain their comfortable lead over the injury-depleted Pacers.
Hill Leads Pacers Past Timberwolves, 103-90 George Hill had 17 points and seven assists, Shayne Whittington scored all of his 11 points in the second half, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-90 in the teams' preseason opener on Tuesday night. Hill scored 11 of the Pacers' 36 points in the third quarter points and Lavoy Allen had eight as the Pacers closed the quarter on a 19-5 run to stretch their four-point halftime lead to 82-62.
Pacers Roll Past Timberwolves 98-84 To Go 13-1George Hill scored a season-high 26 points, and Paul George had 11 of his 26 points during the decisive run Monday, leading the Pacers to a 98-84 victory over Minnesota. Indiana has won four straight since losing at Chicago, is 13-1 for the first time in franchise history and remained perfect in eight home games this season. And the NBA's hottest team won this game with the same script they've been using all season — a strong defense. The Timberwolves (8-8) shot just 32.6 percent from the field and was held to a season-low point total. Its previous worst was 92 points at Cleveland on Nov. 4. Kevin Love finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Pacers & Heat Rivalry Just Getting StartedThe Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.
Heat Off To Finals, Beat Pacers 99-76 In Game 7It's onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry.
Heat Down To Last Shot In Game 7Game 7. Eastern Conference Finals. The last time the Miami Heat were in this situation, they were coming off a convincing Game 6 win in 2012 and blew out the Boston Celtics 101-88. What a difference a year makes.