Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in his preseason debut, and the Mavericks beat the Pacers by a score of 106-98 on Sunday night. Nowitzki played 19 minutes, all in the first half.
Devin Harris and Monta Ellis scored 20 points each, and the Mavs extended Indiana’s skid to four games with a 105-94 win against the Eastern Conference leaders on Sunday night.
Ben and Skin call a Pacers blogger to discuss the Danny Granger trade. Biff Ripperts, Nigel and Bane call in to ask questions.
Just 24 hours after their most lopsided loss of the season in Charlotte, the Mavs forged their most impressive win of the season in Indiana, a gritty 81-73 victory over the Pacers.
Monta Ellis had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points as the Dallas Mavericks handed the Indiana Pacers their third home loss of the season.
Shawn Marion had 18 points and Monta Ellis added another 13 points to help the Mavericks beat the Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.
The Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.
LeBron James scored 32 points, ailing Dwyane Wade matched his best effort of this postseason with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Pacers 99-76 on Monday night.
Game 7. Eastern Conference Finals. The last time the Miami Heat were in this situation, they were coming off a convincing Game 6 win in 2012 and blew out the Boston Celtics 101-88. What a difference a year makes.
Miami’s LeBron James and Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson have all been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping policy.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel walked into Monday’s practice with a simple message for players as they adapt to Miami’s new wrinkle – using LeBron James in the post.
The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.