There were talks about the Pacers becoming the next team to hit the win mark, which had only been achieved by the —96 Chicago Bulls. However, after the All Star Break, the Pacers collapsed. After starting the season 40—11, the Pacers crashed and stumbled to a 16—15 finish, with rumors of fighting in the locker room being a potential cause for the meltdown.

Regardless, they managed to hold onto their first seed in the East, finished the season with a 56—26 record. The Pacers started off the playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, whom managed to secure an eighth seed in the playoffs with a 38—44 record.

In Game 1, the Pacers suffered a devastating loss at home to the Hawks, — The Pacers bounced back in Game 2, winning — With the series shifting to Atlanta, the Hawks won Game 3 by 13 points.

Indiana then took back the homecourt advantage in the series, winning Game 4 by 3 points in Atlanta. Back in Indianapolis, the Pacers jumped out to an early lead, but the Hawks had a monstrous second quarter, outscoring the Pacers 41— With the hometown crowd behind their backs, the Pacers cut the once point lead to 9 late in the fourth quarter, but the rally was not enough to win Game 5, losing — Three days later in Atlanta, the Hawks jumped out to an early 10 point lead, but Indiana led at the half by five.

The Pacers got the lead up to nine in the third quarter, but the Hawks came back and had a three-point lead at the end of the quarter. The game was back and forth throughout the fourth quarter. With three minutes remaining and the Pacers down five, it looked as if their season would come to an end.

Then, behind David West, the Pacers ended the game on a 16—4 and won the game by seven to extend the series to a seventh game in Indianapolis. On May 3, , the Pacers hosted a Game 7 at home for the first time in franchise history.

A sellout crowd of 18, came to watch the Pacers and Hawks play in a win or go home situation. Atlanta led by as many as six in the first quarter, but the Pacers had the lead at the end of the first by a point.

Throughout the second and third quarters, the Pacers went on a 24—6 run to give the Pacers a point lead, and Indiana never turned back, winning the game 92— The Pacers then defeated Washington in 6 games in the semifinals, then a rematch with the second-seeded and defending champion Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Pacers surprised many critics, taking Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals with a score of — Unfortunately for the Pacers they ended up losing the next 3 to the Heat before managing to avoid elimination in Game 5 with a close win over the Heat.

In the game, LeBron James got into early foul trouble and played less than 30 minutes, while Paul George exploded in the second half to finish the night with 37 points.

Despite the win, the Pacers were eliminated in Game 6 by the Miami Heat for the third straight year. As he tried to defend Harden from advancing to the rim, George's leg caught on the stanchion of the hoop, and fractured.

He was stretchered off of the court. Many described his injury as one of the worst and most graphic injuries they'd seen since the Kevin Ware incident. A day later, George successfully underwent surgery.

He was expected to miss the entire —15 season. George shot 5 of 12 from the field and tallied two steals, two rebounds and two assists in a winning effort.

He played for fifteen minutes. Paul George fully recovered and made the Eastern Conference All-star team. Despite the Pacers going 45—37 and making the playoffs, [30] on May 5, , Pacers' president Larry Bird announced that head coach Frank Vogel 's contract would not be renewed, citing a need for "a new voice" to lead the players.

The Pacers qualified to play in the NBA Playoffs with a 42—40 record, which earned them the number 7 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. They were given a quick exit by the defending champions , the Cleveland Cavaliers , who swept them in four games.

The Pacers received heavy criticism for this trade, but it would eventually prove to be the best season of Oladipo's career, with him showing an increase in points, steals, assists, rebounds, free throw percentage, field goal percentage , as well as three-point percentage, which resulted to winning the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

Oladipo ended the season leading the NBA in steals per game. The Pacers ended the season with a 48—34 record, which earned them the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Their record was a six-game improvement from last season with Paul George. After taking a 2—1 series lead, the Pacers fell to the Cavaliers in seven games.

Oladipo would be selected as an All-Star reserve again for the game. However, while playing against the Toronto Raptors on January 23, , he left the game with a ruptured quad tendon , and he was ruled out for the rest of the season.

They captured the ABA titles in —70, defeating the Los Angeles Stars in 6 games, in —72, defeating the New York Nets in 6 games, and in the —73 season, defeating the Kentucky Colonels in 7 games.

The team moved to Market Square Arena in Market Square Arena was home of the Indiana Pacers from to The first Pacers basketball game ever held in the arena was a preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks ; attendance was 16, The first regular-season ABA game in the arena was held on October 18, , against the San Antonio Spurs ; the Pacers lost in double overtime, — in front of 7, fans.

The Colonels defeated the Pacers in that championship series, winning the ABA title in five games 4 wins to 1. Kentucky won the next game by one point to win the series and advance, ending the Pacers' ABA tenure.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse is located in downtown Indianapolis. Originally known as Conseco Fieldhouse, the arena officially opened on November 6, and adopted its current name on December 22, It presently seats 18, for basketball games, down from the original 18, due to removal of bleacher seats at the south end in favor of adding a premium club area known as Legends.

It hosts concerts and other events as well. The Indiana Pacers colors are navy blue, yellow gold , cool gray and white. The Pacers wear the usual white home uniform with blue and yellow trim.

Their road uniform is blue with yellow trim. They also have a third uniform which is yellow with blue trim, which is worn occasionally at home or on the road.

During the season , they wore the gold home uniform with blue and white trim at home. From to the Pacers sported pinstripe uniforms.

One of their most iconic uniforms, worn from to , and the uniform that launched Reggie Miller into superstardom, was designed by American track and field athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner , and featured a modern typeset that resembled Helvetica.

The jerseys were often referred to as the "Flo-Jos" by Pacers fans. On September 29, , the Indiana Pacers unveiled then-new uniforms. The Pacers wore these maroon and gold "Hickory" the name and colors of the fictional High School from the film uniforms for several home games and a few select road contests during the —16 season.

It is the first time a major North American pro sports team wore a uniform based on a film. The Pacers and Pistons met for the first time in the Playoffs , the Pistons swept the Pacers in three straight games on their way to their second straight NBA championship.

But the rivalry truly began in the —04 season. Carlisle had been fired by Detroit at the end of the previous season. Indiana won the first 3 matchups in the regular season, before being defeated by the Pistons in the final regular-season meeting at the Palace.

That was also the first time the two met after Rasheed Wallace was traded to Detroit. They met in the Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana narrowly won Game 1, thanks to some late heroics from Miller.

Rasheed, unimpressed, stated "They Will Not Win Game 2" during an interview before the second game locally known as the "Guaran-Sheed" victory.

Late in Game 2, Detroit held a two-point lead, Billups turned over the ball, and Miller appeared to have an uncontested lay-up that would have tied the game.

However, before Miller could score, he was chased down by Prince, who leapt from behind and blocked the shot.

Near the end of Game 6, when Detroit held a slight lead, Artest committed a flagrant foul on Hamilton, which nearly caused tempers to boil over.

Detroit won the series , and went on to win the NBA title. All involved were suspended for varying lengths. Artest, who started it, carried the longest penalty: the entire season. That year teams split the four regular season meetings.

They met in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and split the first two games. The Pacers blew an point lead, but still won Game 3 in Indianapolis. However, just as he did a year earlier, Rasheed promised a win in Game 4 saying, "When we return, we will be tied at 2.

The Pacers, knowing a loss would lead to Miller's retirement, fought hard, but fell to the Pistons 88— During the s, the Knicks and Pacers were perennial playoff teams.

They met in the playoffs 6 times from to , fueling a rivalry epitomized by the enmity between Miller and prominent Knick fan Spike Lee. The rivalry was likened by Miller to the Hatfield—McCoy feud , [44] and described by The New York Times , in as being "as combustible as any in the league".

As of [update] , the only players still left from either team are Udonis Haslem of the Heat and Lance Stephenson of the Pacers now in his second stint. Both head coaches were fined for statements made relating to the officiating: Frank Vogel accused the Heat of flopping before the series started, while Erik Spoelstra took offense to what he perceived to be deliberate head-hunting of his players on the part of the Pacers.

Indiana took a 2—1 lead after Miami's Chris Bosh was sidelined with an abdominal strain. The series was marked by several suspensions, flagrant fouls, and confrontations between the players: Tyler Hansbrough 's flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade which drew blood , Udonis Haslem's retaliatory flagrant foul on Hansborough which led to Haslem's Game 6 suspension , Wade colliding with Darren Collison in transition, Juwan Howard confronting Lance Stephenson over the latter's flashing of the choke sign to James, and Dexter Pittman elbowing Stephenson in the neck which led to his own three-game suspension.

Indiana's Danny Granger received technical fouls in three consecutive games for his confrontations with Heat players; he stripped James of his headband in Game 2 while attempting to block a shot, pulled the back of James' jersey in Game 3 while trying to stop a fast-break, and chest-bumped Wade in Game 4 after the latter was fouled by Roy Hibbert.

Notably, it was after the Heat lost to the Pacers that they compiled a game winning streak; the last time the Heat lost two in a row in the year were the games against Indiana and Portland.

Several instances of physicality became prominent in the series: Shane Battier received an offensive foul for throwing his knee at Hibbert's midsection; Hibbert claimed that it was intentional dirty play on the part of Battier.

Andersen suffered a bloodied nose after colliding with David West. Ian Mahinmi received a retroactive flagrant foul for a grab of James' arm. Norris Cole latched a hand on West's groin area as he tried to slip through West.

Wade received a retroactive flagrant foul for hitting Stephenson in the head, another incident that the Pacers, notably Paul George, felt was a dirty play.

The Heat survived Game 1 on a James game-winning layup, while the Pacers came back to tie the series at 1—1 after forcing James into two late fourth-quarter turnovers for Game 2.

In Game 3, the Heat set a team record for points in a post-season half with It was the first time the Pacers had given up 70 points since Allen's single turnover was the least ever suffered by the Heat in a first half.

Their five total turnovers is tied for the fewest in franchise history. The Game 3 victory marked the first time that an NBA team had won five straight road games by double digits. The Heat won the series 4—3, with a 99—76 win in game 7.

Roster Last transaction: —05— The Pacers hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends.

There have been 13 head coaches for the Pacers franchise. Larry Staverman was the first coach of the team in , when the team was in the ABA. Coach Bobby Leonard has the most wins in franchise history, with in his 12 seasons with the team.

Jack Ramsay. When Ramsay abruptly resigned in after the team got off to a horrid start, Pacers legend Mel Daniels took over on an interim basis for two games, before Irvine returned for 20 more.

Dick Versace then led the Pacers through another sub-par stretch before Bob Hill got the Pacers back to the playoffs and into contention.

Then in , Larry Brown joined the Pacers franchise and led the team to many playoff appearances as Reggie Miller blossomed into a superstar and eventual Hall of Famer.

Larry Bird took over the team in and coached until The most recent head coach of the Pacers was Frank Vogel , until May 5, when his contract was not renewed after the number 7 seeded Pacers lost game 7 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs to the number two seeded Toronto Raptors.

Subsequently, associate head coach Nate McMillan was promoted to the top spot. Italic denotes still active but not with team. Points scored regular season as of the end of the —19 season [49].

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Boomer , the Pacers panther, has been the official team mascot since the — season. Founded in , same year as the Pacers franchise, the Indiana Pacemates were one of the original professional sports dance squads and the first such entity in the NBA.

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O'Neal and Brad Miller both made the All-Star team and the Pacers made a substantial improvement as they finished 48—34, but they suffered a loss to the underdog Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

In the off-season, the Pacers managed to re-sign O'Neal for the NBA maximum and inked Reggie Miller to a modest two-year deal, but they could not afford to keep their talented center, Brad Miller.

He was dealt to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Scot Pollard , who spent much of the following year watching from the bench and backing up Jeff Foster.

The Pacers also signed Larry Bird as team president, and Bird wasted little time in dismissing coach Isiah Thomas and replacing him with Rick Carlisle.

The Pacers responded to Carlisle extremely well, and had a breakthrough —04 season in which they finished 61—21, earning the best record in the NBA as well as a franchise record. But the Detroit Pistons proved an impediment to Indiana's championship aspirations, as they defeated the Pacers in six games on their way to the NBA Championship.

Al Harrington , a small forward who had established himself as one of the best sixth-men in the NBA, was dealt in the off-season to the Atlanta Hawks in return for Stephen Jackson after Harrington allegedly demanded that the Pacers start him or trade him.

Nevertheless, the Pacers started off the —05 season in extremely strong fashion—until the infamous events of November 19, Wallace retaliated with a hard push, and the situation escalated to a full-scale brawl , with fans and several Pacers taking part.

While Artest defiantly laid atop the scorer's table, Pistons fan John Green threw a cup of Diet Coke at Artest, causing him to charge into the stands.

Stephen Jackson followed him into the stands while Jermaine O'Neal struck a fan who came onto the court. The game was called off with 46 seconds left on the clock and the Pacers left the floor amid a shower of beer and other beverages that rained down from the stands.

Artest was suspended for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, a total of 73 games—the longest suspension for an on-court incident in NBA history. Other suspensions included Jackson suspended for 30 games , O'Neal 25 games , Wallace 6 games and the Pacers' Anthony Johnson 5 games O'Neal's suspension was later reduced to 15 games by arbitrator Roger Kaplan, a decision that was upheld by U.

District Judge George B. O'Neal was charged with two counts of assault and battery, while Artest, Jackson, Johnson and David Harrison were charged with one count each. After the brawl and suspensions that followed, the Pacers fell downward into the Central Division.

They went from a legitimate title contender to a team that hovered around. The Pistons eventually became the Central Division champions.

Despite the difficulties with the suspensions and injuries, the Pacers earned a sixth seed in the playoffs with a record of 44— An important reason for their strong finish was the re-acquisition of Dale Davis , who had been released by the New Orleans Hornets after being traded there by the Golden State Warriors.

He played the final 25 games of the regular season and every playoff game, contributing a strong presence at center. And Davis' signing coincided with an injury to Jermaine O'Neal that would knock him out for virtually the remainder of the regular season—indeed, O'Neal's first missed game due to his injury was Davis' first game back with the Pacers.

Despite the adversity they had gone through, the Pacers made the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years. In the first round, Indiana defeated the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics in seven games, winning Game 7 in Boston by the decisive margin of 97—70, just the third time the Celtics had dropped a Game 7 at home.

The Pacers then advanced to the second-round against the Detroit Pistons , in a rematch of the previous year's Eastern Conference Finals.

The series featured games back at The Palace of Auburn Hills , the scene of the brawl that many assumed at the time had effectively ended the Pacers' season. After losing Game 1, the Pacers won the next two games to take a 2—1 lead.

However, the Pacers could not repeat their victories against the Pistons and lost the next 3 games, losing the series 4—2.

The final game Game 6 was on May 19, ; Reggie Miller , in his final NBA game, scored 27 points and received a huge standing ovation from the crowd.

Miller had his No. Despite the loss of Reggie Miller, the Artest saga, and many key injuries the Pacers made the playoffs in for the 14th time in 15 years. They also were the only road team to win Game 1 of a first-round playoff series.

However, New Jersey won game 2 to tie the series at 1—1 heading back to Indiana. In game 3 Jermaine O'Neal scored 37 points, as the Pacers regained a 2—1 series lead.

The Nets, however, won games four and five to take a 3—2 series lead. In Game 6 Anthony Johnson scored 40 points but the Pacers' season came to an end as the Nets won 96— The Pacers finished the —07 season as one of the worst seasons in team history.

For the Pacers, who finished with a 35—47 record, nearly everything that could have gone wrong did. The turning point of the season would be an game losing streak that started around the all-star break.

Injuries to Jermaine O'Neal and Marquis Daniels, a lack of a solid back up point guard, the blockbuster trade midway through the season that interrupted the team chemistry, poor defensive efforts, and being the NBA's worst offensive team were the main reasons leading to the team's struggles.

The April 15 loss to New Jersey Nets knocked the Pacers out of the playoffs for the first time since the —97 season. On April 10, , the Pacers announced the firing of coach Rick Carlisle , with the Pacers' first losing record in ten seasons being the main reason for the coach's dismissal.

Pacers President Larry Bird noted that Carlisle had the opportunity to return to the Pacers franchise in another role. Later, Carlisle opted to leave and took a broadcasting job with ESPN before returning to coach the Dallas Mavericks in where he would win a championship in O'Brien made it clear that he intended to take the Pacers back to the playoffs in the —08 season, but he did not, and did not in his tenure.

He also made it known that he favored a more up-tempo, fast-paced style as opposed to Carlisle's slower, more meticulous style of coaching.

Many people have taken note that this style, while exciting at times, failed to produce a winning record and O'Brien's inability to change his style to better suit his talent available has hurt the team.

Despite missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the s, the —08 season displayed many signs of growth in the team, especially towards the end of the season. Off-court legal distraction from Jamaal Tinsley , Marquis Daniels , and Shawne Williams in the middle of the season did not help the Pacers struggles, and injuries to Tinsley and Jermaine O'Neal damaged the Pacers' already weak defense and left almost all point guard duties to recently acquired Travis Diener, who saw minimal minutes on his previous NBA teams.

Despite this, and a 36—46 record, the Pacers had a very strong finish to the season, which included a desperate attempt to steal the 8th seed from the Atlanta Hawks , and dramatic improvement in forwards Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy.

Both Granger and Dunleavy were involved in the voting for Most Improved Player, with Dunleavy finishing in the top The two were also the first Pacers players to score points each in a single season since Reggie Miller and Detlef Schrempf did it in the early s.

During the —10 season , Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough drafted in suffered a season-ending ear injury and without center Jeff Foster , the Pacers again fell into another season under.

Despite another disappointing season, the Pacers managed to sweep the waning Detroit Pistons for the first time in 5 years, and the abysmal New Jersey Nets for the first time in The team showed signs of life near the end of the season, winning nearly all of their last 14 games.

In May , after completing his rookie season, guard A. Price suffered a knee injury during a charity pick-up game that would require surgery. His expected rehabilitation was to last between 4 and 6 months, to be back just in time for training camp.

In the second round, they drafted guard Lance Stephenson , as well as forward Ryan Reid. The Pacers signed George to his rookie contract on July 1, Stephenson signed a multi-year contract with the team on July Just before training camp, Rolle was signed, along with big man Lance Allred.

Both were cut before the regular season began. Troy Murphy was dealt to the New Jersey Nets in that trade. In the —11 season , the team went 2—3 in the first five games. On November 9 in a home game against Denver, the team scored 54 points in the 3rd quarter alone, shooting 20—21 in the process, on the way to a — rout of the Nuggets.

Led by Mike Dunleavy's 24 points in the period, the team set a franchise record for most points in a quarter and was only four points short of the all-time NBA record for points in a quarter 58 set in the s.

Mayo from the Grizzlies in return, and the Hornets would have sent an unidentified player to the Grizzlies. Thus, the trade was canceled and all aforementioned players remained with their original teams.

With a victory over the Washington Wizards on April 6, , the Pacers clinched their first playoff berth since In the first round, they were defeated by the No. Despite a lopsided comparison in terms of the two teams' win-loss records, three of the four Pacers losses were close, losing games 1—3 by an average of five points.

The Pacers named Vogel their permanent head coach on July 7, After the lockout, the Pacers signed former two-time All-Star power forward David West to a two-year deal.

These new players contributed to the Pacers' record of at the All Star break. The Pacers acquired another key piece in Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline, mid-season.

At the end of the —12 season , the team, led in scoring by Danny Granger , clinched the playoffs as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. They finished with a 42—24 record, their best record since their —04 season.

On May 8, , the Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic —87 to win their first playoff series since and would go on to play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

On May 15, they defeated Miami to tie the second round series at 1—1. On May 17, they again beat Miami 94—75 to take the series lead 2—1.

However, despite a hard-fought series between the two, the Heat won Game 6 to close the series at 4—2. The following season, Granger was sidelined by a knee injury and managed to only play 5 games.

Granger made his return during the —14 season, however failed to regain his form of the previous seasons, Granger was then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Evan Turner and forward Lavoy Allen in a swap that took place approximately 30 minutes before the trade deadline.

On June 26, , general manager, David Morway officially resigned. Pritchard was promoted by the Pacers after serving as the team's director of player personnel.

On April 7, , the Pacers clinched their first Central Division championship since the —04 season. They finished the —13 season with a 49—32 record, the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference and beat the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.

The Pacers then beat the New York Knicks in six games to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since to face the defending champs, the Miami Heat.

The team headed home to Indianapolis where they had been a perfect 6—0 in the playoffs. The Pacers were defeated by Miami, 99— One year after stepping down, Larry Bird returned as president of basketball operations.

Donnie Walsh , who was brought back to hold the position for Bird, was named a consultant for the Pacers. During the off-season, the Pacers made strengthening their bench a priority, resulting in the acquisitions of point guard C.

The —14 season saw the Pacers jump to an explosive first half of a season, as they started the season 33—7 thanks to the rise of Paul George and Lance Stephenson..

There were talks about the Pacers becoming the next team to hit the win mark, which had only been achieved by the —96 Chicago Bulls. However, after the All Star Break, the Pacers collapsed.

After starting the season 40—11, the Pacers crashed and stumbled to a 16—15 finish, with rumors of fighting in the locker room being a potential cause for the meltdown.

Regardless, they managed to hold onto their first seed in the East, finished the season with a 56—26 record. The Pacers started off the playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, whom managed to secure an eighth seed in the playoffs with a 38—44 record.

In Game 1, the Pacers suffered a devastating loss at home to the Hawks, — The Pacers bounced back in Game 2, winning — With the series shifting to Atlanta, the Hawks won Game 3 by 13 points.

Indiana then took back the homecourt advantage in the series, winning Game 4 by 3 points in Atlanta. Back in Indianapolis, the Pacers jumped out to an early lead, but the Hawks had a monstrous second quarter, outscoring the Pacers 41— With the hometown crowd behind their backs, the Pacers cut the once point lead to 9 late in the fourth quarter, but the rally was not enough to win Game 5, losing — Three days later in Atlanta, the Hawks jumped out to an early 10 point lead, but Indiana led at the half by five.

The Pacers got the lead up to nine in the third quarter, but the Hawks came back and had a three-point lead at the end of the quarter. The game was back and forth throughout the fourth quarter.

With three minutes remaining and the Pacers down five, it looked as if their season would come to an end. Then, behind David West, the Pacers ended the game on a 16—4 and won the game by seven to extend the series to a seventh game in Indianapolis.

On May 3, , the Pacers hosted a Game 7 at home for the first time in franchise history. A sellout crowd of 18, came to watch the Pacers and Hawks play in a win or go home situation.

Atlanta led by as many as six in the first quarter, but the Pacers had the lead at the end of the first by a point. Throughout the second and third quarters, the Pacers went on a 24—6 run to give the Pacers a point lead, and Indiana never turned back, winning the game 92— The Pacers then defeated Washington in 6 games in the semifinals, then a rematch with the second-seeded and defending champion Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Pacers surprised many critics, taking Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals with a score of — Unfortunately for the Pacers they ended up losing the next 3 to the Heat before managing to avoid elimination in Game 5 with a close win over the Heat.

In the game, LeBron James got into early foul trouble and played less than 30 minutes, while Paul George exploded in the second half to finish the night with 37 points.

Despite the win, the Pacers were eliminated in Game 6 by the Miami Heat for the third straight year. As he tried to defend Harden from advancing to the rim, George's leg caught on the stanchion of the hoop, and fractured.

He was stretchered off of the court. Many described his injury as one of the worst and most graphic injuries they'd seen since the Kevin Ware incident. A day later, George successfully underwent surgery.

He was expected to miss the entire —15 season. George shot 5 of 12 from the field and tallied two steals, two rebounds and two assists in a winning effort.

He played for fifteen minutes. Paul George fully recovered and made the Eastern Conference All-star team. Despite the Pacers going 45—37 and making the playoffs, [30] on May 5, , Pacers' president Larry Bird announced that head coach Frank Vogel 's contract would not be renewed, citing a need for "a new voice" to lead the players.

The Pacers qualified to play in the NBA Playoffs with a 42—40 record, which earned them the number 7 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

They were given a quick exit by the defending champions , the Cleveland Cavaliers , who swept them in four games. The Pacers received heavy criticism for this trade, but it would eventually prove to be the best season of Oladipo's career, with him showing an increase in points, steals, assists, rebounds, free throw percentage, field goal percentage , as well as three-point percentage, which resulted to winning the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

Oladipo ended the season leading the NBA in steals per game. The Pacers ended the season with a 48—34 record, which earned them the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Their record was a six-game improvement from last season with Paul George. After taking a 2—1 series lead, the Pacers fell to the Cavaliers in seven games. Oladipo would be selected as an All-Star reserve again for the game.

However, while playing against the Toronto Raptors on January 23, , he left the game with a ruptured quad tendon , and he was ruled out for the rest of the season.

They captured the ABA titles in —70, defeating the Los Angeles Stars in 6 games, in —72, defeating the New York Nets in 6 games, and in the —73 season, defeating the Kentucky Colonels in 7 games.

The team moved to Market Square Arena in Market Square Arena was home of the Indiana Pacers from to The first Pacers basketball game ever held in the arena was a preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks ; attendance was 16, The first regular-season ABA game in the arena was held on October 18, , against the San Antonio Spurs ; the Pacers lost in double overtime, — in front of 7, fans.

The Colonels defeated the Pacers in that championship series, winning the ABA title in five games 4 wins to 1. Kentucky won the next game by one point to win the series and advance, ending the Pacers' ABA tenure.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse is located in downtown Indianapolis. Originally known as Conseco Fieldhouse, the arena officially opened on November 6, and adopted its current name on December 22, It presently seats 18, for basketball games, down from the original 18, due to removal of bleacher seats at the south end in favor of adding a premium club area known as Legends.

It hosts concerts and other events as well. The Indiana Pacers colors are navy blue, yellow gold , cool gray and white. The Pacers wear the usual white home uniform with blue and yellow trim.

Their road uniform is blue with yellow trim. They also have a third uniform which is yellow with blue trim, which is worn occasionally at home or on the road.

During the season , they wore the gold home uniform with blue and white trim at home. From to the Pacers sported pinstripe uniforms. One of their most iconic uniforms, worn from to , and the uniform that launched Reggie Miller into superstardom, was designed by American track and field athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner , and featured a modern typeset that resembled Helvetica.

The jerseys were often referred to as the "Flo-Jos" by Pacers fans. On September 29, , the Indiana Pacers unveiled then-new uniforms. The Pacers wore these maroon and gold "Hickory" the name and colors of the fictional High School from the film uniforms for several home games and a few select road contests during the —16 season.

It is the first time a major North American pro sports team wore a uniform based on a film. The Pacers and Pistons met for the first time in the Playoffs , the Pistons swept the Pacers in three straight games on their way to their second straight NBA championship.

But the rivalry truly began in the —04 season. Carlisle had been fired by Detroit at the end of the previous season.

Indiana won the first 3 matchups in the regular season, before being defeated by the Pistons in the final regular-season meeting at the Palace.

That was also the first time the two met after Rasheed Wallace was traded to Detroit. They met in the Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana narrowly won Game 1, thanks to some late heroics from Miller.

Rasheed, unimpressed, stated "They Will Not Win Game 2" during an interview before the second game locally known as the "Guaran-Sheed" victory.

Late in Game 2, Detroit held a two-point lead, Billups turned over the ball, and Miller appeared to have an uncontested lay-up that would have tied the game.

However, before Miller could score, he was chased down by Prince, who leapt from behind and blocked the shot. Near the end of Game 6, when Detroit held a slight lead, Artest committed a flagrant foul on Hamilton, which nearly caused tempers to boil over.

Detroit won the series , and went on to win the NBA title. All involved were suspended for varying lengths. Artest, who started it, carried the longest penalty: the entire season.

That year teams split the four regular season meetings. They met in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and split the first two games. The Pacers blew an point lead, but still won Game 3 in Indianapolis.

However, just as he did a year earlier, Rasheed promised a win in Game 4 saying, "When we return, we will be tied at 2. The Pacers, knowing a loss would lead to Miller's retirement, fought hard, but fell to the Pistons 88— During the s, the Knicks and Pacers were perennial playoff teams.

They met in the playoffs 6 times from to , fueling a rivalry epitomized by the enmity between Miller and prominent Knick fan Spike Lee. The rivalry was likened by Miller to the Hatfield—McCoy feud , [44] and described by The New York Times , in as being "as combustible as any in the league".

As of [update] , the only players still left from either team are Udonis Haslem of the Heat and Lance Stephenson of the Pacers now in his second stint. Both head coaches were fined for statements made relating to the officiating: Frank Vogel accused the Heat of flopping before the series started, while Erik Spoelstra took offense to what he perceived to be deliberate head-hunting of his players on the part of the Pacers.

Indiana took a 2—1 lead after Miami's Chris Bosh was sidelined with an abdominal strain. The series was marked by several suspensions, flagrant fouls, and confrontations between the players: Tyler Hansbrough 's flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade which drew blood , Udonis Haslem's retaliatory flagrant foul on Hansborough which led to Haslem's Game 6 suspension , Wade colliding with Darren Collison in transition, Juwan Howard confronting Lance Stephenson over the latter's flashing of the choke sign to James, and Dexter Pittman elbowing Stephenson in the neck which led to his own three-game suspension.

Indiana's Danny Granger received technical fouls in three consecutive games for his confrontations with Heat players; he stripped James of his headband in Game 2 while attempting to block a shot, pulled the back of James' jersey in Game 3 while trying to stop a fast-break, and chest-bumped Wade in Game 4 after the latter was fouled by Roy Hibbert.

Notably, it was after the Heat lost to the Pacers that they compiled a game winning streak; the last time the Heat lost two in a row in the year were the games against Indiana and Portland.

Several instances of physicality became prominent in the series: Shane Battier received an offensive foul for throwing his knee at Hibbert's midsection; Hibbert claimed that it was intentional dirty play on the part of Battier.

It was originally named Conseco Fieldhouse , as the naming rights to the venue were sold to Conseco , a financial services organization based in nearby Carmel.

Unlike most other North American sports arenas, the Fieldhouse was designed primarily for basketball. The arena can accommodate an NHL-sized rink, but the seating capacity is reduced to 12, for ice hockey, as the seating arrangement is asymmetrical.

Games 3, 4, and 5 of that championship series were held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but the Pacers ended up losing that season's title four games to two.

A couple games of the series were held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Indianapolis Ice won the series against the now-defunct Columbus Cottonmouths 4 games to 3 and the cup.

The Indiana Fever took on the Phoenix Mercury for games 3 and 4 of that series, but ended up losing the series. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a host venue for many different events besides home games for the Pacers and Fever.

From to , the venue served as the site of the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in even numbered years while the tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago in odd numbered years.

In , the tournament was moved to Bankers Life Fieldhouse exclusively for five years, through On June 5, , the Big Ten Conference announced that beginning in the location of both of the conference basketball tournaments for the following four years would be alternated between the Chicago area and Indianapolis.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse would again be the site for both men's and women's events in and For basketball, the venue seats 17, 18, from to , 18, from to Bankers Life is one of many concert venues in the city of Indianapolis.

On March 11, , Metallica set a new attendance record at the venue with 18, fans at the venue. The previous record was held by Billy Joel 16, In addition to professional events, the arena also hosts the IHSAA state finals in wrestling as well as both girls and boys basketball.

It also occasionally hosts other high school tournaments as well. The Fieldhouse is notable for being the location of many landmark moments for the professional wrestling group The Shield , who debuted on November 18, at Survivor Series , [17] broke up on the June 2nd, episode of WWE Raw [18] and reunited on the October 9, episode of WWE Raw.

In , the Fieldhouse hosted the Indy Invitational, with midget car racing and outlaw kart racing held on a dirt track erected on the arena floor.

In and , Bankers Life Fieldhouse was ranked the No. Based on our criteria, Bankers Life Fieldhouse has again withstood scrutiny to be named the "best of the best" in the four major sports.

Everything about Bankers Life Fieldhouse is top notch, a sparkling venue in a sparkling city," said Farrell and Kulyk. A meter ,gallon competition pool and ,gallon warm-up pool were temporarily installed.

A total of 71, tickets were sold for the four-day event. The crowd on the evening of Saturday, October 11, set a record for the largest attendance at a U. Swimming event outside of the Olympics with 11, people.

In , a giant state-of-the-art scoreboard was added to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The scoreboard features twin p high definition HD video screens, each measuring 50 feet long — extending nearly foul line to foul line — by 21 feet high.

The result of the design is a greatly improved visual experience from nearly every seat in the building. Additionally, a new sound system was installed.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indoor arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Bankers Life Fieldhouse. A Pacers' preseason game, showing the original scoreboard, during the Conseco Fieldhouse era.

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