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Honestly, they BOTH look impressed.

Honestly, they BOTH look impressed.

(via brooklynmutt)
Best Heat diss ever.

(via brooklynmutt)

Best Heat diss ever.

Paul George going Space Ghost on Harvey Birdman.

Paul George going Space Ghost on Harvey Birdman.

NBA Playoffs throwback: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, 2012, Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Up against the ropes, LeBron James scores 40 points with 18 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the Bosh-less Heat to a game 4 win that tied the series at 2-2. Miami would go on to win the series in 6 games. This game was immediately Fed Ex’d to Springfield.

The rematch starts tonight (finally) at 8:30PM ET on TNT.

TNT is trolling the Madison Square Garden fans, and Reggie Miller v. the New York Knicks has a new chapter.

TNT is trolling the Madison Square Garden fans, and Reggie Miller v. the New York Knicks has a new chapter.

NBA Playoffs throwback: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks, 1999, Eastern Conference finals

Larry Johnson’s famous 4-point play gives the Knicks a one point victory over Indiana. The Knicks go on to win the series in 6 games before losing to San Antonio in the NBA Finals.

The rivalry renews Sunday at 3:30pm ET on ABC.

NBA Playoffs throwback: Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers, 1994, Game 6, Eastern Conference semifinals.

Indiana upsets the #1 seeded Hawks to earn a trip to “the final four of professional basketball” as the terribly excited announcer puts it. MY GAWD, remember when Indiana games used to sound like this? Like the huge explosion at minute 4:23 after a Reggie Miller three. The Pacers would go on to lose to the Knicks in the Eastern Conference finals.

The matchup begins today in Indiana at 1pm EST on TNT.

Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks 
Game 1 - Sun April 21, Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m., TNT Game 2 - Wed April 24, Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV Game 3 - Sat April 27, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN Game 4 - Mon April 29, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD Game 5 - Wed May 1, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD Game 6 - Fri May 3, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD Game 7 - Sun May 5, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD 

Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks 

Game 1 - Sun April 21, Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m., TNT 
Game 2 - Wed April 24, Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV 
Game 3 - Sat April 27, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN 
Game 4 - Mon April 29, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD 
Game 5 - Wed May 1, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD 
Game 6 - Fri May 3, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD 
Game 7 - Sun May 5, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD 

This may be the most forgettable playoff series ever. And that’s really a shame, because both the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks should (in theory) have a lot going for them.
The Pacers play ball that your granddad could be proud of – crashing the boards, playing gritty defense and eschewing star power for kids like Lance Stephenson and Jeff Pendergraph.
And the Hawks feature Josh Smith, one of the most electric players that everyone seems to forget about. They’re a perennial playoff team in a solid basketball city.
But both teams finished in the bottom six in attendance figures, reminding us that just sometimes, winning isn’t everything. The two teams combined to lose nine out of their last 12, stumbling into the playoffs with an air of tired complacency that will get you nowhere in the playoffs.
I think we’ll see this reflected in the games. Neither team has the firepower to make a title run this year (although the Pacers have proved they can matchup with the best) and I don’t see a passion in either team to make this THE year. You see Nate Robinson leading the Bulls and they really play like they’ve got something to lose – or the Nuggets who just look like they’re having fun. Those are the teams that surprise you in the end.
And I just don’t see it here. This won’t make for exciting basketball – so I think these games are destined for low intrigue and lower ratings.
As far as the actual matchup goes, it’s really the Pacers’ to lose. They’ve got enough firepower (assuming Paul George is healthy enough) to consistently put up points, and their defense is rock solid. If the Hawks can maintain high percentages (which I don’t think they will), there’s a chance for an upset here. 
(@parker_myers)

This may be the most forgettable playoff series ever. And that’s really a shame, because both the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks should (in theory) have a lot going for them.

The Pacers play ball that your granddad could be proud of – crashing the boards, playing gritty defense and eschewing star power for kids like Lance Stephenson and Jeff Pendergraph.

And the Hawks feature Josh Smith, one of the most electric players that everyone seems to forget about. They’re a perennial playoff team in a solid basketball city.

But both teams finished in the bottom six in attendance figures, reminding us that just sometimes, winning isn’t everything. The two teams combined to lose nine out of their last 12, stumbling into the playoffs with an air of tired complacency that will get you nowhere in the playoffs.

I think we’ll see this reflected in the games. Neither team has the firepower to make a title run this year (although the Pacers have proved they can matchup with the best) and I don’t see a passion in either team to make this THE year. You see Nate Robinson leading the Bulls and they really play like they’ve got something to lose – or the Nuggets who just look like they’re having fun. Those are the teams that surprise you in the end.

And I just don’t see it here. This won’t make for exciting basketball – so I think these games are destined for low intrigue and lower ratings.

As far as the actual matchup goes, it’s really the Pacers’ to lose. They’ve got enough firepower (assuming Paul George is healthy enough) to consistently put up points, and their defense is rock solid. If the Hawks can maintain high percentages (which I don’t think they will), there’s a chance for an upset here. 

(@parker_myers)

Seriously, I didn’t even feel him. I saw some light-skinned guy. I don’t know if it was Klay Thompson or Steph Curry, I just knew there was a light-skinned guy by me.

Roy Hibbert, post-Warriors kerfuffle. Maybe he thought Tom Haverford was trying to break up the fight?

thescore:

Watch Stephenson break Tony Parker’s ankles.

Thanks to Gerald Green, Sir Isaac Newton might have to rethink this whole “gravity” thing. 

@Suga_Shane

(Source: thegrandarchives)

The Pacers’ Gerald Green can’t find the remote. Nope. Not up there.

The Pacers’ Gerald Green can’t find the remote. Nope. Not up there.

David West is a grown man and grown men don’t slap five

fuckyeanba:

I enjoy David West, I really do, but you can slap a kid up even if you just lost. 

I can’t wait until we make a really, really, big deal of this. 

@Suga_Shane

I can’t believe my team went soft,” Bird said on the phone. “S-O-F-T. I’m disappointed. I never thought it would happen.

Pacers: Bird calls his team S-O-F-T | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com

Larry Legend rips into his team after six lackluster quarters against the Heat. 

Going into Sunday’s game, it seemed as if the Pacers had a bit of control in the series, but as soon as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James started cooking in the second half, the Pacers seemingly rolled over. 

Now, does Bird want his team to become more physical in game six? After the flagrant foul fest in game five, the referees will call that game tighter than a Katy Perry jumpsuit. 

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