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  • Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger have taken their talents to South Beach. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Murphy all that’s missing from Heat’s new Big Three

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 8, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Fast breaks compiled while watching Pat Riley do his best to re-assemble the 2009-10 Pacers: >> What’s next for Miami? Replacing Erik Spoelstra with Jim O’Brien? If Riles wants another version of the Big Three, Troy Murphy is available to join Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts on South Beach. >> […]

  • Roy Hibbert struggled mightily against the Hawks in the first round. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Has Hibbert bottomed out?

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    And so we arrive at the crux of the matter, the middle of everything, the center of attention: Roy Hibbert’s mood. When it is good, Hibbert is one of the best centers in the league, a two-time All-Star, an elite defender and a productive low-post option. When it is sour, […]

  • For the third year in a row, Frank Vogel was unable to get the most out of his bench. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Like players, Vogel must evolve

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This is the second in a series of report cards grading the Pacers’ performance in 2013-14. Next up: the point guards. Frank Vogel experienced the best and worst seasons of his career all at once. As his team bolted out of the gate, from 9-0 to 18-2 to 33-7, all […]

  • Aggressive defense against LeBron James will be critical to the Pacers' chances. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Can Pacers beat Heat? Sure, and here’s how

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    There may be wrinkles, but there won’t be many surprises. The Pacers and Heat have split 14 games the past two seasons, including the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, so when the teams renew acquaintances in the rematch Sunday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it really won’t be about strategy and tactics. […]

  • Ian Mahinmi is one of several reserves to struggle against the Wizards. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    To take next step, Pacers need bench to produce

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Benches matter less in the playoffs, but they need to matter more than this. In winning Game 4 in Washington, 95-92, Sunday night, the Pacers received a grand total of two points from the reserves. That marked the fewest for any team in the postseason since Boston’s bench scored two […]

  • Roy Hibbert had his best game in more than a month in Game 7 (Photo: Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    Big Dog bares fangs just in time for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

    As stat lines go, 13 points and seven rebounds aren’t numbers that typically send headline writers scrambling for a thesaurus to find synonyms for spectacular. When those are the figures next to Roy Hibbert’s name, in a Game 7 that bore so much weight for the Pacers, they belong in […]

  • Mahinmi's defense down the stretch played a major role in the Pacers' Game 6 victory Thursday in Atlanta. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Mahinmi, Copeland quiet keys for Pacers in Game 7

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This may be the last game of what would be remembered as the most disappointing season in Pacers history, leading to the probability of major changes. Or, it could be the launching pad for the deep playoff that had been an assumption since October, and the good times would roll. […]

  • David West celebrates the Paces' victory in Game 6 Thursday in Atlanta. (Icon SMI)

    Amid swirling change, Pacers stood on their rock

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Adjustments were made, lineups and rotations altered, some high-profile players benched. Amid all the change, however, the Pacers still had their rock. Ultimately, that is what mattered most. David West imposed his will on the game down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as […]

  • Paul George had his fourth straight double-double Saturday in Atlanta.

    George doing his best to save Pacers’ season

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    FAST BREAKS With reports rampant that Vogel’s job would be on the line if the Pacers don’t make a deep playoff run, TNT sideline reporter Rachel Nichols reported General Manager Kevin Pritchard assured her Vogel’s job was safe, even if the Pacers didn’t escape the first-round series with the Hawks. […]

  • TV cameras caught Larry Bird's reaction after Hibbert fumbled a point-blank look out of bounds during Game 3.

    Hibbert conundrum a big issue for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 25, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Frank Vogel said the Pacers won’t quit on Roy Hibbert. Which is interesting, because it sure seems as if Hibbert has quit on himself, or worse. The 7-2 center’s absence of presence continued in the Pacers’ 98-85 loss in Atlanta in Game 3 Thursday night. In 19 minutes, Hibbert managed […]