The Indiana Pacers began playing professional basketball as a member of the ABA, joining the league for the 1967-68 season. The ABA years were very kind to the Pacers. In nine seasons, Indiana reached five finals, and won three of them in a four-year span. The NBA wasn’t as easy for Indiana. It would be four years before the Pacers reached their first NBA playoffs, then another five years between their first and second appearances. Starting with the 1989-1990 season, the Pacers endured nearly two decades of success at the NBA level. With future Hall-of-Fame shooting guard Reggie Miller coming into his own after joining the league two seasons earlier, the Pacers made their third NBA playoffs in 1990. In 1994 Indiana won its first playoff series in the NBA, besting the Orlando Magic, then the Atlanta Hawks. The 2000 season marked the first time the Pacers reached the NBA Finals, though they would fall to the Los Angeles Lakers. At the end of the 2000s Indiana scuffled and missed the playoffs for four straight years, but today they are again a team to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference. Indiana has retired the numbers of four players. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Indiana Pacers basketball tickets.
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2016 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
The Indiana Pacers improved last season by returning to the playoffs after not losing their spot in the 2015 playoffs. The season ended with a record of 43-37 and the seventh seed in the East. With the replacement of former Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel to Nate McMillan, management has had a busy offseason as they work to add big names that can get Indiana higher in the standings. One of the big moves made by the Pacers is replacing Jordan Hill with All-Star Jeff Teague. Teague, an aggressive point guard, will also be joined by new additions, Thad Young, All Jefferson and Aaron Brooks. The Indiana Pacers roster will be built offensively with these talented players but the issue as they enter the 2016-2017 season will be their defense skills. This will be an exciting season for Pacers fans to watch their team, and TicketCity will have some of the best deals on home and away Indiana Pacers’ tickets!
Indiana Pacers Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Address: 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
The Pacers play their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. When filled to capacity, Bankers Life holds more than 18 thousand screaming fans. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is thought to have a retro look, drawing similarities to famous Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Indiana Pacers home bench is on the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court side in front of section 4. Bankers Life Fieldhouse parking information is covered in our Pacers event guide.
Pacers vs. Knicks
An argument could be made that this was the best rivalry in the NBA during the 1990s. The Pacers and the Knicks met six times in the playoffs from 1993-2000 including three Eastern Conference Finals. The rivalry was often bitter and the feud between “Knick Killer” Reggie Miller and super fan Spike Lee only heightened this hostile match-up.
Pacers vs. Pistons
The rivalry between the Pacers and the Pistons extends far more than the action on the court. In 2004, nine players were suspended for a total of 146 games after a massive brawl broke out between the Detroit fans and players when Indiana’s Ron Artest was hit by a drink thrown from the stands. The Associated Press labeled the fight as the “most infamous brawl in NBA history” and it has been nicknamed “Malice at the Palace”. On the court, the rivalry peaked in 2004 when Indiana and Detroit met in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals.
During the 1990s, this rivalry was considered one of the better match-ups in the NBA as the Pacers and Bulls were often near the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference. With Reggie Miller playing for Indiana and Michael Jordan for Chicago, the star-studded squad was always must watch. The epic 7-game showdown in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals was the highlight of this entertaining rivalry.
While this rivalry has been on standby for some time, NBA fans have seen a rekindling of this game's competitive nature with the emergence of LeBron James and Paul George. Likely favorites to met in the Eastern Conference Finals every year, the Pacers Heat game always puts forth an offensive show whether in the playoffs or in the regular season.
Pacers in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
The highlight of the Pacers came during the Reggie Miller era. Miller played his entire 18-year career with Indiana and led the Pacers to multiple division titles and an Eastern Conference championship. The Pacers organization seems to be on the upswing again with a roster full of young talent.
What time do gates open prior to tipoff at a Pacers game?
Gates at Bankers Life Fieldhouse typically open to the general public 90 minutes before game time. Indiana has some of the most devoted basketball fans and BLF is one of the best venues in basketball. We recommend using that full 90 minutes to enjoy watching the pre-game warm-ups and taking in the ambiance surrounding the Indiana Pacers.
How can I buy cheap Indiana Pacers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Indiana Pacers tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Pacers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and New York Knicks can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Pacers tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Pacers game?
Some of Indianapolis’s best sports bars are within walking distance of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. We recommend trying The Pub Indianapolis, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, or Kilroy’s Bar and Grill. If you prefer a fine dining experience, try St. Elmo’s Steakhouse. St. Elmo’s is an Indianapolis landmark, first opening their doors in 1902, and their food has received national attention. Pizza lovers should check out Bazbeaux Pizza. It is a hip place that serves all kinds of gourmet pizza that will not disappoint. Black Market and Scotty’s Brewhouse are two other trendier places that are perfect for foodies and down to earth diners.
Where is the best place to park at Bankers Life Fieldhouse?
Although there are not many spaces connected to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, there are plenty of parking options in the area. We recommend looking directly to the east of the arena. There are a couple good garages just south of Washington St. and others at the intersection of E Ohio Street and N Illinois Street. Amtrak offers public transportation that drops off within a few blocks of the arena for fans that do not want to drive to the game.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Pacers game?
All children over 24 months old will require a ticket to enter Bankers Life Fieldhouse. If you child is under 24 months they may enter without a ticket and are allowed to sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is recommended that you bring proof of your Child’s age with you to avoid any last minute hassles at the gate.
Can I buy Indiana Pacers season tickets?
Indiana season tickets are available to buy until tipoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Pacers season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Indiana Pacers schedule?
The Pacers 2016-2017 schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NBA. The Pacers play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, which means games against the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. Game times are announced by the NBA as soon as the TV schedule is set. If you are looking for Pacers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Indiana Pacers team roster.
2015 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
Last season was year of bad luck, and transitions for the Indiana Pacers. After years of falling among the top teams in the NBA, the Pacers saw their superstar Paul George go down with an injury, and key pieces David West, and Lance Stephenson depart for other teams. The Pacers enter the 2015-16 season with a healthy roster, and a number of key new faces. Paul George has recovered from his leg injury, and looks to return to superstar status this season. He will have plenty of help on the offensive side of the court with big roster additions in Monta Ellis, and rookie Myles Turner, who has the talent to be a star in the NBA for years to come. Much of the Pacers chances in 2015 will rest on the health of Paul George. If George can play major minutes again, Indiana will have a legitimate chance of returning to the Eastern Conference Finals.
2014 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
Last season the Indiana Pacers were just a few steps away from reaching the NBA Finals. The Pacers won 56 games in the regular season, and finished with the NBA Eastern Conference’s #1 playoff seed. Wins in the first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs, left Indiana feeling good about their chances, but the Pacers were once again knocked out by the Miami Heat. For 3 years now the Indiana Pacers have been one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers have a trusted coach in Frank Vogel, and a solid core of players with David West, George Hill, Roy Hibbert, and Paul George. The biggest questions coming into the Indiana Pacers 2014-15 schedule will be surrounding the departure of Lance Stephenson, and the injury to Paul George. Indiana will surely miss Stephenson’s nagging defense, and losing a player the caliber of Paul George is impossible to brush off. But the Indiana Pacers are built for the long haul, and should put together another quality year in 2014-15.
2013 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
Most of the roster stayed the same for a team that went to the Eastern Conference Finals and shocked many by putting up a good fight against the Miami Heat. Danny Granger played in only a handful of games in 2012-13 Season and his inclusion for a full season will be a big help in nailing down an even better seed in the playoffs. Paul George was a big reason behind the success of last season, as well as big man Roy Hibbert and George Hill. Luis Scola was brought in to back up David West, and the Pacers look to have a solid all-around team going into the 2013-14 season. The first game of the season will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Nov. 2 against Cleveland, before heading to Detroit on Nov. 5. Other key home games will include a rematch against the Heat on Dec. 10, vs. Houston and new big man Dwight Howard on Dec. 20, and vs. a new-look Brooklyn team on Dec. 28.
2012 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
The Indiana Pacers were one of the best teams in basketball during the 2011-12 NBA season, finishing with a 42-24 record and nabbing the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. After shocking the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs, the Pacers pushed the eventual NBA Champion Miami Heat to a six game series before they were overcome by the Heat's star power. During the offseason, the Pacers knew they had a contending roster to work with, so they made a series of minor acquisitions and improved their depth to make a major run at the franchise's first NBA title. The biggest need during the offseason for the Pacers was to re-sign All-Star center Roy Hibbert, and they did just that by keeping him under contract for the next four years. The team also traded point guard Darren Collison to Dallas for Ian Mahinmi, who should provide solid depth behind Hibbert. The team was also able to pick up former Bobcat D.J. Augustin, who may be able to showcase his true talents with a better supporting cast. The Pacers also solidified the forward position by picking up former Net Gerald Green. In the draft, the Pacers surprised many analysts with the selection of center Miles Plumlee, who was ranked far lower by most draft experts. Finally, the team selected shooting guard Orlando Johnson with their second pick, which could round out the guard position for the team. The Pacers' starting lineup will be one of the best in the Eastern Conference, with George Hill manning the point guard position and Paul George handling the shooting guard spot. At forward, the team has an embarrassment of riches in David West and Sam Young, as well as talented backups like Tyler Hansbrough. After the offseason, the Pacers have one of the strongest center groupings in the league, a distinct size advantage that could prove beneficial when the Pacers have to match up with upper echelon teams in the playoffs. Ultimately, the outlook for the Pacers heading into the 2012-13 season is that they have done much to improve the core of the team while adding solid depth at many positions. They are widely considered to be one of the top three teams in the NBA and fans should have another stellar season that may have the team's first championship banner in its future.
2011 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
For the last several years, the Indiana Pacers have been in rebuilding mode. The team has not made the playoffs since the 2005-2006 season, and fans are beginning to wonder when to expect a return to the impressive consistency that typified the team throughout much of the '90s and early 2000s. This year may be the year, as the Pacers are stacked with a wealth of young talent and look poised to return to the postseason. Indiana will be led by Danny Granger who, despite dealing with injuries, put together a solid campaign last year. Granger led the team with 24.1 points a game, and if he can stay healthy should be one of the premiere scorers in the NBA. Point guard A.J. Price had an impressive rookie season, and the Pacers will be expecting just as much out of the second year man out of Connecticut. Indiana has a solid defense, which is anchored by shooting guard Dahntay Jones. The pacers also added stalwart defender Darren Collison during the offseason, and center Roy Hibbert should be a force down low. With two rookies who can make a difference - Lance Stephenson and Paul George - the Pacers should be able to meet their expectations if they can stay healthy and improve on rebounding.
2010 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
The Indiana Pacers head into the 2009-2010 season with a talented young roster hopes to return to the Eastern Conference playoffs. Pacers Head Coach Jim O'Brien has talented athletes all across his roster. Indiana will be lead by SF Danny Granger, PG TJ Ford and PF Troy Murphy. Mix in young talent like Tyler Hansborough and Roy Hibbert and the Pacers start to look like an emerging talent in the East. If Indiana gets all of their stars on the same page, then look for the Pacers to make a deep run into the playoffs in the very near future.
2009 Indiana Pacers Season Preview
The Indiana Pacers are perhaps the NBA team with the least certain future. After two seasons without qualifying for the playoffs, the Pacers organization has made a number of changes to rebuild the team to its past status as a championship contender. Who can forget the success the team had when led by Reggie Miller, who once famously scored 8 points in less than 9 seconds against the Knicks in the 1995 playoffs. Pacers fans hope that the trade of Jermaine O'Neal for several Raptors players will help to rebuild the team to reclaim past glory. Attending a home game at the Conseco Fieldhouse is sure to give fans an exciting glimpse into the future of Indiana Pacers basketball.
Indiana Pacers News - 9/30/2016
As one of the most consistent forwards in the league, Thaddeus Young will start the season as the Indiana Pacers starting power forward. Young comes from the Nets, where he averaged 15.1 points and 9 rebounds in a game. Pacers coach Nate McMillan's projected lineup for the 2016-17 Indiana season shows Turner, George, Ellis and Teague starting alongside Young.
Indiana Pacers News - 9/23/2016
Larry Bird, president of the Indiana Pacers, has proven that Paul George is a top priority for the team. George had his best career season last year with an average of 23.1 points, 7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 81 games for the Pacers. Because of the accomplishments that George has brought to the team, Larry Bird has said that “[George has] proven that he’s a max player…If he wants a new contract, whenever he wants it, we’ll give it to him.” As the Indiana Pacers head into the regular season, the main focus is to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals and keeping top talent is their best bet.
Indiana Pacers News - 9/16/2016
The Indiana Pacers have acquired two new players as the 2016-2017 NBA season approaches. The Pacers signed veteran free agent center/forward Kevin Seraphin, coming from the New York Knicks. Seraphin has a career average of 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Indiana also signed rookie guard Nick Zeisloft from the Indiana Hoosiers. The 6-4-foot player, Zeisloft has an average of 6.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
Indiana Pacers News - 9/6/2016
As the Indiana Pacers prepare for the 2016-2107 season, they are working on strengthing their offensive abilities. Defensive players, George Hill and Ian Mahinmi have exited from the Pacers as Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young have been picked up to make the move to Indiana. Both players are known for their offensive skills.