Pacers Tickets & 2022 Home Game Schedule
The Indiana Pacers have played over 3,600 NBA games in their illustrious career. That long history, which includes many trips to the Playoffs, has develop a fan base for the Pacers that is the rival of just about any other team in the league. Many people say the residents of Indiana have "Hoosier Hysteria" due to their love of basketball, and any fan who has attended a big Pacers home game can tell you the hype is real. Those big crowds create a year-round demand for Pacers tickets, and in particular for the biggest teams and NBA players. Fans from around the city of almost 1 million people will buy tickets to fill up the building for their Pacers.
Indy fans have high expectations for their team every season, and that includes that the Pacers will earn a playoff berth in the East. They play in the crowded Central Division, so their quest for the playoffs starts with achieving a winning record against the Bulls, Cavs, Pistons and BUcks. The fans hope to see Indy then make a deep run in the NBA Playoffs to at least the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals. A dream season for Pacers fans would be to roll through the playoffs on their way to hosting NBA Finals games on their home court.
Indiana plays in the NBA's Eastern Conference and their most popular home games are against rivals: the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and Miami Heat. The other driver for ticket demand is when top teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors are playing in Indianapolis. Indy fans appreciate great basketball and the best players, so they turn up when marquee stars are in-town to take on the Pacers.
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 Indy vs NY rivalry was often bitter and the feud between Reggie Miller and super fan Spike Lee only heightened this hostile match-up. Reggie is retired now, after a Hall of Fame career, but the NY Knicks still draw a crowd in Indy.
Pacers vs. Bulls
This rivalry was once considered the best match-up 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 game was always must-see for basketball fans. The epic 7-game showdown in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals was the highlight of this entertaining rivalry. Over the years since MJ vs Reggie, the Bulls and Pacers have continued to play big games which help determine the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
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