2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Central

Check out Pacers' new alternate uniforms

Set to take over as the NBA's official apparel provider this season, Nike gave us a first look at every team's new alternate uniform designs on Friday.

Turner: We'll make up for George loss with young energy (1:09)
Young NBA stars ready to make 'The Leap'? (0:50)
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#NBArank: Oladipo cracks top 100

Victor Oladipo will be one of Indiana's primary creators. He's ranked at No. 78 entering this season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a celebration of Indiana basketball during George McGinnis's induction speech. A six-time All-Star who won back-to-back ABA titles with the Pacers in 1972 and 1973, McGinnis notably referenced childhood idol (and fellow Indiana native) Oscar Robertson while noting, "We all wanted to be like, ‘Big O.'"

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Pacers sign Jones, McKinney-Jones

The Pacers announced Thursday the signings of F DeQuan Jones and G Trey McKinney-Jones to contracts. The two former undrafted free agents from the University of Miami have played internationally the last three seasons.

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Pacers owner: Won't sue Lakers over tampering

In a statement issued Wednesday, Pacers owner Herb Simon said the team agreed with the league's decision to fine the Lakers over the Paul George tampering incident and wants to move on.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers responded in a statement to being fined $500,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-tampering rule. "We respect and accept the NBA's decision regarding this matter," said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, who was found to have had prohibited contact with Paul George's agent while George was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers. "On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, I want to express our regret over this unfortunate incident to both our fans and the NBA." Adam Streisand, a member of the Lakers' outside counsel, noted in the statement, ""The Lakers organization is pleased that this thorough investigation has been brought to a close – and we can assure the fans that the Lakers will be hyper-vigilant going forward to make sure this is never an issue again."

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Lakers hit with $500K tampering fine by NBA

The NBA announced it has fined the Lakers $500,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule as a result of the team's actions regarding Paul George.

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With stars gone, losses expected to pile up

After losing All-Stars during the offseason, the Bulls, Hawks, Pacers and Jazz are all expected to take a few steps back this upcoming season.


Did Magic tamper with George?

WTHR sports columnist Bob Kravitz joins The Morning Show to talk about the tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers regarding Paul George, the family angle involved and timeline of when investigations first took place.

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Pacers sign Poythress

The Indiana Pacers signed F Alex Poythress to a two-way contract. The former Kentucky standout averaged averaged 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in six games with the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent the majority of the season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League.


Elhassan on Pacers' tampering complaints

ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Amin Elhassan joins The Morning Show to talk about the Pacers accusation of the Los Angeles Lakers tampering with Paul George, is it personal?

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.

What's the best-case scenario for Pacers amid tampering probe? (0:42)
Woj says 'burden of proof is great' in tampering cases (1:59)
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Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.115th
Rebounds Per Game42.026th
Assists Per Game22.5Tied-16th
Points Allowed105.314th

Team History