Bennedict Mathurin scored 26 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 141-136 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams.
Former Purdue star Jaden Ivey relished taking the stage in front of his family and friends Friday night.
All-Star Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points and Evan Mobley had 14 points and 16 rebounds as the playoff-bound Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away late for a 115-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
T.J. McConnell had 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Jalen Smith added 12 points and 15 rebounds and the short-handed Indiana Pacers held off the playoff-hopeful Oklahoma City Thunder 121-117 on Friday night.
Jrue Holiday scored a career-high 51 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points in a triple-double and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 149-136 on Wednesday night.
Andrew Nembhard scored 24 points and Aaron Nesmith hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points as the Indiana Pacers rallied late and beat the Central Division- and Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks 139-123 Thursday night.
Jalen Smith scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat Detroit 121-115 Saturday night, extending the Pistons’ losing streak to 11 games.
The Indiana Pacers selected Canadian natives with their first two picks in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, taking Arizona swingman Bennedict Mathurin (Montreal) with the sixth overall pick and Gonzaga point guard Andrew Nembhard (Aurora, Ontario) with the 31st overall selection.
INDIANAPOLIS — Nikola Jokic flirted with another triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Denver Nuggets hold off the Indiana Pacers 125-118 on Wednesday night.
Flamboyant may be too mild of a word to describe Bobby “Slick” Leonard, who contributed mightily to Indiana’s reputation as the basketball hotbed of the nation for the past 65 years.
Outside of Indianapolis, one city stands above all others for its impact on the formative seasons of the Indiana Pacers: Kokomo.
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