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28 Jan
2020-01-28 18:30
STJON
VILLA
3 30%
-3 70%
143
2020-01-28 18:30
TENN
TEXAM
-11.5 61%
11.5 39%
123.5
2020-01-28 19:00
AKRON
BUFF
-7 50%
7 50%
158.5
2020-01-28 19:00
BOWLG
BALL
-1.5 64%
1.5 36%
139
2020-01-28 19:00
TOLDO
KENT
-4 52%
4 48%
148
2020-01-28 19:00
MIAOH
CMICH
-1.5 52%
1.5 48%
155.5
2020-01-28 19:00
VACOM
RICHM
-9 44%
9 56%
140
2020-01-28 19:00
GMASN
RHODEI
5 37%
-5 63%
140.5
2020-01-28 19:00
NEBRS
MICH
5 37%
-5 63%
148
2020-01-28 19:00
FLA
MISST
-5.5 71%
5.5 29%
134.5
2020-01-28 19:00
VIRGA
FLAST
0 34%
0 66%
115
2020-01-28 19:00
CLEMS
SYRA
-2 41%
2 59%
134
2020-01-28 19:00
CINCY
SMU
-6 42%
6 58%
139.5
2020-01-28 20:00
N.ILL
OHIO
-3.5 60%
3.5 40%
135.5
2020-01-28 20:00
RUTGR
PURDU
-3.5 69%
3.5 31%
123.5
2020-01-28 20:00
MIAMI
VATEC
3 28%
-3 72%
140
2020-01-28 20:30
MIZZU
GA
-4 51%
4 49%
139.5
2020-01-28 21:00
DUKE
PITT
-16 63%
16 37%
138
2020-01-28 21:00
MISS
AUBRN
5 30%
-5 70%
141.5
2020-01-28 21:00
GTOWN
BUTLR
-1 35%
1 65%
141.5
2020-01-28 21:00
AIRFO
FRSNO
-2.5 98%
2.5 2%
141.5
2020-01-28 23:00
WYOM
UT.ST
13 51%
-13 49%
127

Indiana Pacers

  • NBA Championships: 0
  • Last NBA Championship: N/A
  • Claim to Fame: The Pacers won three ABA Championships before joining the NBA in 1976.
  • Claim to Shame: The Malice at the Palace. Ron Artest charged into the stands at The Palace of Auburn Hills during a 2004 game against the Pistons to attack a fan who had thrown his drink at him. He was later suspended for 86 games.

Big things were expected of the Indiana Pacers when they joined the NBA in 1976. After all, the franchise had won three ABA championships and had been to the ABA Finals five times over a seven-year span.

Unfortunately, the NBA proved to be more competitive than they had anticipated, and they won 40 games or more just once over the next 10 years.

The Pacers finally hit their stride in the late 80’s and early 90’s thanks to an infusion of new talent. All-Stars like Reggie Miller, Jermaine O’Neal, and Antonio Davis combined forces to help them reach the playoffs 16 times over a 17-year span. Indiana appeared in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history during that period, losing a hard fought six-game series to the Lakers in 2000.

More playoff appearances followed, but expectations in the Hoosier state hit rock bottom in 2017 when Indiana traded leading scorer Paul George to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Pundits accused Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard of getting fleeced, but he had the last laugh when Indy rattled off 48 wins and nabbed the East’s fifth seed. Oladipo, in particular, was a revelation, averaging 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists and winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.

The Pacers are hoping to improve upon last year’s surprise finish after adding former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, and veteran floor stretcher Doug McDermott. The two players should bolster Indiana’s bench and give Oladipo the support he needs to lead Indiana on a deep playoff run.

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
26-20-1 12-9-1 14-11-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
25-22-0 12-10-0 13-12-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 9 107.1
FG % 12 0.5
3P % 14 0.4
DREB 21 33.7
BPG 12 5.1
SPG 23 7.1

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 18 110
APG 4 26.2
FG % 2 0.5
3P % 3 0.4
OREB 28 9
TO 2 12.7

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
CHI 18-30-0 6-7-0 1W
CLE 12-34-0 3-8-0 7L
DET 17-30-0 5-8-0 2L
IND 30-17-0 4-6-0 1L
MIL 40-6-0 11-0-0 8W

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
T.J. Warren 18 Points
Domantas Sabonis 13 Rebounds
Malcolm Brogdon 7 Assists
Jeremy Lamb 1 Steals
Myles Turner 2 Blocks

Injury reports

Player Injury Status Notes
Goga Bitadze Illness questionable Bitadze missed the previous game ailing from an illness, and it is unclear if he will be available against the Trail Blazers on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 01/25/2020
Malcolm Brogdon Concussion out Brogdon missed the last game with a concussion. He will not be cleared in time for Sunday's matchup versus the Trail Blazers. Lasted Updated: 01/25/2020
TJ Leaf Knee questionable Leaf sat out the last game with a sore right knee, and it has yet to be established if he will take the floor versus the Trail Blazers on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 01/25/2020
Victor Oladipo Knee out Oladipo is recovering from a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee that cost him most of the 2018-19 season. He is lining up to make his season debut Wednesday versus the Bulls. Lasted Updated: 01/25/2020
JaKarr Sampson Ankle questionable Sampson missed the last game due to a sprained left ankle, and his status for Sunday's clash with the Trail Blazers is hazy. Lasted Updated: 01/25/2020
SBT's score
61.6