Candace Buckner

Still slowly rolling downhill in OKC. #Pacers trailing 42-27. You know it's a bad offensively when Ian Mahinmi's your leading scorer (5)

Greg Rappaport

The State Farm starting 5, although gifted passers, are really going to struggle with rim protection.

Greg Rappaport

Westbrook has 9 points, 6 assists and 4 boards after Q1 #TripleDoubleAlert

Candace Buckner

#Pacers ball handlers having a difficult time just getting within the 3-point arc. Another turnover leads to OKC taking 32-20 lead

Mark Montieth

Pacers sticking with the formula. Sluggish start and double figure deficit in first quarter. The Theorem less dependable on the road though.

Candace Buckner

End 1st: #Thunder lead 30-20. #Pacers need to clean up transition defense, allowed 13 points and 18 points in the paint.

Greg Rappaport

The Thunder are looking every bit as dangerous as they are billed to be. Pacers bench needs to show up big.

Candace Buckner

Guys, I'm not the only one who sees a little of Lance (facially) in Anthony Morrow, right?

Candace Buckner

OKC leads 25-15 with 2:34 remaining in the 1st Q. Westbrook up to game high 9 points. #Pacers shooting just 35.3 % with 4 TOs

Candace Buckner

Westbrook scores in traffic, does his "I'm losing my mind" thing by flexing and screaming. Vogel gestures @ him towards a ref. No response

Scott Agness

#Pacers getting bullied in the early going as Westbrook continues to play outstanding. Already with 9pts as OKC jumps in front by 10.

Candace Buckner

Roy Hibbert making sure he's not anointed as the fast break outlet passer next time.

Scott Agness

Hibbert needs to get the ball much lower on the block, closer to the hoop. Got it far out against Kanter, threw up an airball.

Candace Buckner

First timeout in the game, #Pacers trail 17-10. Serge Ibaka has 8 (3-3 shooting) as much as Hibbert and West combined.

Candace Buckner

Solo Hill is no pip squeak. Pretty telling that Westbrook could take contact from him in air & still continue w/ forward motion to the rim

Candace Buckner

Excellent crash by Hibbert to be there after Hill got his stuff blocked at the rim. Started beyond arc, but made his way where he should be

Candace Buckner

It took all of 21 seconds for Russell Westbrook to go flying for a loose ball to cause a TO. No wonder there's so many def plays in that vid

Candace Buckner

Random observation: OKC #Thunder show more defensive highlights in their pre-starters' intro vid than any other team I've noticed. Nice mix

Scott Agness

Pacers have won 6/7 in Feb., look to take adv. of fourth straight opponent w/o star. Pelicans (AD), 76ers (MCW), Warriors (Curry), OKC (KD).

Scott Agness

Pacers at OKC in 10 minutes. With a win, Frank Vogel becomes the winningest coach in NBA franchise history, topping Larry Brown (190).

Candace Buckner

"...and ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" MT @Minnesota Timberwolves: "The talent on this team is endless." - KG in today's presser: http://t.co/JZ6weMP5qm

Mark Montieth

Indiana well-represented. "@Jorge Sierra: Research: Where are NBA players born? shar.es/1Wjhv9 http://t.co/jS24h9oLZo"

Candace Buckner

Kevin Durant walks through the hallway. Can you see him? He's the one in the subtle red. http://t.co/fD5amlUZ2P

CJ Watson

Quote of the week. “Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.” - Andy Rooney

Conrad Brunner

Fire up your #Pacers and #Colts questions for Dr. Bruno show tonight at 7 on @1070thefan. #axdrbruno

Michael Pointer

Indy Eleven stadium bill has twist: Team owner must guarantee half of debt indy.st/1BnIpHP via @indystar

Scott Agness

Had a great time speaking with @LarraOverton’s Sports Broadcast Journalism graduate class at IUPUI. Honored to do so.

Michael Pointer

If Butler wasn't playing tomorrow night, I would be there in a second. Had a chance to meet Mark Johnson many years ago from that team.

Michael Pointer

Cool event at @IndyFuel game tomorrow: John Harrington, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, will make an appearance.

Candace Buckner

Since Westbrook is an attacker not so much like a Thompson or Korver, expect to see S. Hill + G. Hil split time (in that order, is my guess)

Candace Buckner

Vogel: "(OKC) puts the ball in Westbrook’s hands more. He’s capable of making all the plays they need to get wins." Thunder are 7-1 in Feb

Candace Buckner

The reason you saw George Hill on Klay Thompson so much on Sun is bc G. Hill's best "chase defender." But tonite, its more abt containment

Mark Montieth

If you missed the Hoosier Legends episode with Jay Edwards, you can watch it here: bhproductions.wistia.com/medias/cl0jt2c…

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: We'll put together a q-and-a on Friday. Send those questions along here or to michael.pointer@indystar.com.

Scott Agness

Pacers in Augustin's new town tonight... (8pm) RT @Darnell Mayberry: DJ http://t.co/MA5im5N5Jd

Chris Singleton

Let's get better today

Candace Buckner

Looking ahead to tonight's game vs OKC, @curtcavin points out how #Pacers are facing run of superstar-less opponents indy.st/1Ep6xJn

George Hill

Wonder if this is even possible... Imma try it!!!! instagram.com/p/zfVRKTOkGq/

Michael Pointer

Game-winning goal when U.S. beat Finland. Watched on a Sunday morning on a little black-and-white TV. youtu.be/MCWAgNfcFtg via @YouTube

Michael Pointer

Thirty-five years ago today. Great call by Al Michaels and Ken Dryden. Awesome. youtu.be/bQuEMD9Wx3c via @YouTube

Michael Pointer

Good read with a local angle: Why has number of women college coaches plummeted since Title IX? indy.st/1Aovcfy via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Here's a story that will inspire on this cold day. Doyel: It's unanimous – this girl is a winner indy.st/1Epuq3r via @indystar

Conrad Brunner

#CFL scout: @DC_CHILLIN_8, Heenan could start for #Colts. bit.ly/1Dk1mJ3 @grady @dandakich @jmv @1070thefan http://t.co/ccMmQS6nds

Michael Pointer

Always happy to contribute to our weekly stock watch. How would you change college basketball? #butler indy.st/1EreGgq via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: Xavier loss wasn't pretty, but it was a good weekend for some with #Butler connections. indy.st/1EIThgI via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Some good reporting by a colleague. Last stadium sold by Indy Eleven president has been financial drain indy.st/1EJ6g1R via @indystar

Conrad Brunner

Are you starting to believe in the #Pacers? bit.ly/1JGZsIP @grady @dandakich @jmv @gregrakestraw @1070thefan http://t.co/NqyX2Fj8nf

Mark Montieth

Schools should do all they can to prevent students from storming the court. Too much potential for injury. Fans belong in the stands.

Michael Pointer

For the late-night crowd: #Butler Insider: Lot of good & bad during past 2 games indy.st/1EIThgI via @indystar

Arinze Onuaku

How many times they gonna tell you NO until they have to say YES. The proof is in the pudding . #GodsTiming

Michael Pointer

Guaranteed fun times at @CrackersComedy tomorrow. Doors open at 8, show starts at 8:30. Support myself and local comics.

Michael Pointer

I'm back on stage tomorrow night at @CrackersComedy in Broad Ripple for Open Mike Night. Coupon for free admission at crackerscomedy.com

Chris Singleton

I just located a Waffle House!!!

Michael Pointer

Terrific read from @markalesia. Last stadium sold by Indy Eleven president has been financial drain indy.st/1EJ6g1R via @indystar

George Hill

WANNA WISH MY BROTHA FROM ANOTHA MOTHA juliocsalazar23 A BIG BIRTHDAY S/O HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED DAY… instagram.com/p/zdiqc3ukI7/

Candace Buckner

For Willa Brown and the other forgotten pioneers who followed their passion all the way to the skies indy.st/1Ao68Fl

Michael Pointer

You have to go to ticketmaster.com and enter passcode BUTLER. Is only for select seats and subject to availability. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Just got an e-mail from Ticketmaster: It's running a special on the #Butler-Marquette game. There are $10 tickets until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.

Conrad Brunner

First Landry, now Francois. Who's next on the #Colts cut list? bit.ly/17OHsua @grady @dandakich @JMV1070 http://t.co/0uvtP6Lej4

Mark Montieth

Rodney Stuckey suddenly a popular figure following Pacers practice today. http://t.co/loXtIgNFu1

Conrad Brunner

#Colts save $4.875M against cap by releasing Ricky Jean Francois. Roster down to 4 players on DLine .

Mark Montieth

... because Keady knew the game was going to be remembered more for Knight throwing the chair than his team winning the game.

Mark Montieth

First game Knight didn't wear a sports coat and tie. Gene Keady's postgame emphasis: "the story of this game is that Purdue won" (cont)

Mark Montieth

Proud to say I was at the "chair throw" game 30 yrs ago. You never want to miss historic moments. It was a classic for many reasons (cont)

Michael Pointer

Saturday was a good day for a #Butler walkon. Matt Howard had a good weekend, too. Our weekly notebook. indy.st/1EIThgI via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Our weekly #Butler notebook: Bulldogs have showed both good and bad side without Chrabascz. indy.st/1EIThgI via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#Butler got a mention in Seth Davis' hoop thoughts this week. As you might imagine, it involved Chrabascz. si.com/college-basket… via @SInow

Michael Pointer

Not a slight against Evansville, Indiana State, Ball State or IUPUI. But Valparaiso and IPFW have better chances in conference tourneys.

Michael Pointer

If Valparaiso and IPFW win their conference tournaments, could be an amazing year for Indiana in NCAAs. As many as six could get in.

Michael Pointer

Big East-rival Providence is 25th, first time in AP poll since 2003-04 season. Villanova is fifth. #butler

Michael Pointer

#Butler falls four spots to 23rd in the AP college basketball poll. Notre Dame moves up one spot to ninth.

Greg Rappaport

From last night: passing powering the Pacers success of late nba.com/pacers/distrib…

Conrad Brunner

Bruno's Blog: #Pacers' Stuckey began questionable, looked doubtful, wound up remarkable. bit.ly/1Lxzjtn @grady @dandakich @JMV1070

Chris Singleton

Respect yourself and others will too

Candace Buckner

"He’s eager just 2 b a part of it and get back out there," West said. "I’m behind him, I’m going to support him. I just want him 2 b safe."

Candace Buckner

Asked about his teammate Paul George's comments over All-Star weekend on returning soon, David West smiled & said: "He's crazy."

Candace Buckner

Officially one week away until Paul George hopes to begin practicing w/ #Pacers. Monday, March 2nd would be day after a gm vs Philly.

Candace Buckner

Doyel: Rodney Stuckey off the bench is best for #Pacers indy.st/1Al8rsW via @indystar

Mark Montieth

Seems Rodney Stuckey is like Lady Gaga. More talented than we suspected.

Mark Montieth

And yes, the Theorem held up again. Pacers down 12 after 1st quarter, came back to win. When will teams learn not to go 10 or more early?

Mark Montieth

Stuckey Wants to Be Supporting Cast Member: nba.com/pacers/news/st…

Mark Montieth

Wrote on Rodney Stuckey, but this worthy quote from @David West didn't make it: "The key to being a professional is knowing who you are."

Greg Rappaport

Finding the open man making all the difference for the #Pacers nba.com/pacers/distrib…

Chris Singleton

It's how you look at things that determines who you are and what kind of person you are. #FACTS ask my guy @ObamaBacon

Chris Singleton

I'm not even watching the oscars and I know #ZoeSaldana is about to be trending... Sad to say my ex looked like her, and she pregnant

Mark Montieth

Rodney Stuckey's middle name is Norvell. He hasn't been playing like a Norvell lately, has he?

Chris Singleton

Man I needed that nap, but that means not a lot sleep tonight smh

Candace Buckner

Vogel on Curry's absence: "It certainly changes things" with not having to defend him but said GSW still had enough weapons.

Candace Buckner

After Rodney Stuckey appeared to tweak his ankle early, Vogel said he read his body language and it said: "don't you dare take me out."

Conrad Brunner

#Pacers 6-1 in last 7 games. Only loss was a 2-pointer to #Spurs.