Tag Archives: eastern conference finals

Indiana Pacers – Miami Heat halfway home in best-of-seven after 99-87 win
May 25, 2014

by Kent Sterling The Pacers 42-38 halftime lead might have been the most precarious in basketball history.  At the downtown Indianapolis Kilroy’s, no Pacers fan felt confident, and no Heat fan was unsure they would find a way to win. For some strange reason, I can’t believe it’s a purposeful strategic decision, the Heat begin […]

Indiana Pacers – Champion Heat rise up late to take home court back in 87-83 loss
May 20, 2014

by Kent Sterling Anyone who thought the Miami Heat were just going to sit back and accept their fate as the Indiana Pacers Eastern Conference Finals punching bag grossly underestimated the two-time defending champs.  Anyone who thinks the Pacers are going to roll over after the series was tied at 1-1 insults Indiana’s resolve. The […]

Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson Get Full-Court Pressed by Mario Andretti
May 20, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger Sunday  was one of those perfect sports days in Indianapolis. The city was front and center on ABC for the better part of six hours – first for Indy 500 qualifying and then the much anticipated Game 1 Eastern Conference Finals match-up between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. All the while, […]

Pacers-Heat for No. 1 Seed: The Chips Are On the Table
April 11, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger The NBA Playoffs don’t officially start tonight but don’t be fooled, the basketball schedule makers are bluffing. The outcome of tonight’s game between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat may have as much to do with which team wins the Eastern Conference as any game in the playoffs. When LeBron James says […]

Hangover Part Six. The Pacers Have Felt This Pain Before
June 6, 2013

by Bert Beiswanger I should’ve taken a B-12 vitamin prior to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I’m told they work well to prevent the pain of hangovers – not that I would know. What I do know is we’ve been here before. For all the Indiana Pacers accomplished, Tuesday felt like a hangover […]

Poor Defensive Execution Down the Stretch Dooms Pacers in Game 1
May 23, 2013

by Bert Beiswanger Not long after the Indiana Pacers lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat on a last second layup by LeBron James, much of the post-game criticism turned to coach Frank Vogel’s decision not to have Roy Hibbert on the floor during the last possession. The moment I […]

Indiana Pacers – The National Media Pivots Away from the Miami Heat
May 22, 2013

by Kent Sterling The folks at ESPN treated the Indiana Pacers like carbuncles through the series against the New York Knicks.  Every Knicks loss was due to the Knicks making mistakes, and every win was earn because of the Knicks superior play.  The Pacers might have been on the floor, but the effect they had […]