High-scoring Pacers host struggling Blazers

The Indiana Pacers boast the league’s top offense, but coach Rick Carlisle knows his squad needs to improve on the defensive end in order to make a lengthy postseason run. The Pacers’ ongoing journey to become a complete squad continues on Monday when they face the visiting Portland Trail Blazers in Indianapolis. All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton averages 25.4 points and 12.1 assists to lead Indiana, which is scoring a league-high 128.8 points per game.

Pacers look to extend Pistons’ 12-game losing streak

A matchup against the league’s highest-scoring team doesn’t seem like an ideal way to end a long losing streak. The Detroit Pistons will carry a 12-game skid into Indianapolis on Friday when they face the Indiana Pacers. The game will count toward the NBA in-season tournament. The Pacers lead East Group A with a 3-0 tournament record and have already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals. The Pistons have lost all three of their in-season

Raptors look to slow hot-shooting Pacers

The Indiana Pacers will try to maintain their hot shooting Wednesday night when the oppose the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis. The Pacers are coming off a 157-152 road win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in an NBA in-season tournament game in which they shot 60.6 percent from the floor. Indiana has won all three of its tournament games and has clinched a quarterfinal spot with one game remaining. The Raptors will complete a

Hawks face Pacers, aim to end home skid

The Atlanta Hawks will try to end a three-game, home-court losing streak on Tuesday night when they face the Indiana Pacers in the NBA in-season tournament. This will be the first of four regular-season meetings between Atlanta and Indiana. The Hawks won two of three against the Pacers last season. The Hawks have lost two straight and three of their last four after Friday’s 126-116 home loss to Philadelphia in the in-season tournament. Indiana is

Pacers aim for revenge against streaking Sixers

The surging Philadelphia 76ers look for their ninth consecutive victory when they host the Indiana Pacers in the league’s in-season tournament Tuesday. It will be a rematch after the Sixers defeated the Pacers 137-126 Sunday behind a career-high 50 points from Tyrese Maxey. The Sixers have won eight of their first nine games for the first time since 2000-01 when they last reached the NBA Finals. Reigning league Most Valuable Player Joel Embiid had 37

Pacers looking to slow hot 76ers, Joel Embiid

The surging 76ers and Indiana Pacers carry winning streaks into their clash on Sunday in Philadelphia. The 76ers, who also will host the Pacers on Tuesday in an NBA in-season tournament game, recorded their seventh straight victory with a 114-106 triumph over the reeling Detroit Pistons on Friday. Indiana, in turn, notched its third consecutive win on Thursday by overcoming a 54-point performance from two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo for a 126-124 victory over the

Bucks open rough road stretch at high-scoring Indiana

Two Eastern Conference foes playing the second night of back-to-backs face off as the Indiana Pacers oppose the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night in Indianapolis. Milwaukee comes in off a late comeback win against the visiting Detroit Pistons, 120-118. Notably, the Bucks rallied without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was ejected early in the third quarter when he received second technical foul of the night, for staring down an opponent after a dunk. Damian Lillard stepped up

Jazz must find way to contain explosive Pacers

Unlike their next opponent, the Indiana Pacers are on an offensive roll heading into Wednesday night’s game in Indianapolis against the Utah Jazz. In their past three games, they’ve scored at least 121 points, including a 50-point quarter against the Hornets and a 152-point outburst against the Spurs. Indiana’s most recent performance also gave Pacers coach Rick Carlisle his 900th career victory, including 245 wins in two different stints as the bench boss in Indianapolis.

Spurs, Pacers face off following deflating losses

Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs square off against the up-and-down Indiana Pacers on Monday in an interconference game between teams looking to get back on the winning track. San Antonio heads north for the second game of a home-road back-to-back set after a 123-116 overtime loss to Toronto on Sunday afternoon. Keldon Johnson paced the Spurs with 26 points while Zach Collins had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Wembanyama racked up 20 points

Hornets aim for quick start against Pacers

Slow starts have been a recurring theme for the Charlotte Hornets, who have lost three straight following a season-opening victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets will look to reverse the trend when they face the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in Indianapolis. Indiana snapped a two-game losing streak with a 121-116 win over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in their first game of the NBA’s inaugural in-season tournament. Charlotte returns to action for