Michael Pointer

Not to alarm anyone, but Roy Hibbert had taken just one shot and committed three turnovers through 11 minutes. #pacers

Michael Pointer

#Pacers had nine turnovers in first quarter compared to none for Dallas. Good thing it's a pre-season game, huh??

Conrad Brunner

Guess Kareem didn't show Roy how to get deep post position against toothpick defenders. #Pacers

Conrad Brunner

#Pacers really wanted Mekel. Starting to see why.

Conrad Brunner

Based on #Mavs' lineup, looks like a Yuki Togashi kind of night against #Pacers.

Michael Pointer

Mavericks starters: Jae Crowder, Ivan Johnson, Greg Smith, Richard Jefferson, Gal Mekel.

Mark Montieth

So whose football program is better now? Indiana's or Purdue's?

Michael Pointer

#Pacers starting five tonight: Copeland, West, Hibbert, Miles, G. Hill.

Michael Pointer

My colleague @Aallison25 is covering #IndyEleven tonight. Follow here for updates. I am covering #Pacers.

Mark Montieth

I'll be joining @PatBoylanPacers for Pacers pregame show. Airing now.

Michael Pointer

No Dirk Nowitzki tonight for Dallas. Really will have the look of an exhibition game.

Michael Pointer

Luis Scola and Shayne Whittington also out tonight for #Pacers. Just getting a rest.

Michael Pointer

Huge win for #Uindy, which rallies from 20-6 deficit in fourth quarter to win 23-20 at Truman State. NCAA D-II tourney hopes remain alive.

Michael Pointer

C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey are out tonight for #Pacers. Both dealing with foot injuries.

Michael Pointer

Filling and covering the #Pacers tonight in their exhibition game against Dallas. Feel fee to follow along.

Mark Montieth

CJ Watson and Stuckey out with sore feet tonight. Scola and Wittington being rested.

Scott Agness

North Central boys tennis back-to-back state champs! Way to carry on the tradition, and beat Carmel! #CradleofGreatness

Michael Pointer

I am on #Pacers duty tonight. Follow my colleague @Aallison25 for #IndyEleven coverage. Final home match of season.

Candace Buckner

I'm in da Lou & out of the loop but folo @Michael Pointer for #PacersVsMavs. Stuff to watch: w/ only 3 gms left, what's 2nd unit rotation?

Michael Pointer

#Purdue and Minnesota having a look of a 61-58 game. Defense appears to be optional.

Michael Pointer

Great feeling to see friends in the crowd when performing. Doors open at 8, show starts about 8:30. @CrackersComedy

Michael Pointer

I am back on the @CrackersComedy stage on Tuesday night as part of Open Mike Night. Coupon for free admission at crackerscomedy.com

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Wanting to put up a mailbag next week, but need questions. Tweet me or send to michael.pointer@indystar.com.

Michael Pointer

You can reach me on Twitter or at michael.pointer@indystar.com. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: My coverage of the @IndyFuel's first-ever game last night. indy.st/1tAM8Oi via @indystar

Michael Pointer

My story: @IndyFuel squander big third-period lead to drop franchise opener 5-4 in lengthy shootout indy.st/1tALznN via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Crazy weekend for me. Covering Fuel, Pacers and Colts. Keeping an eye on Butler. Nuts, but beats working for a living.

Michael Pointer

Excellent photo package from tonight's @IndyFuel game. indy.st/1tABEP3 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Had not seen hockey in person in nearly two years. Awesome to get back to the rink.

Michael Pointer

Tough loss for the Fuel, but an entertaining night of hockey. Fans got their money's worth.

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne wins the shootout 3-2, final score is 5-4. Shootout went four extra rounds. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne's Paul Crowder scores, but Brisbois matches it. We're 2-2 in shootout. Onto extra round.

Scott Agness

Broadcast complete, Btown bound, Mother Bear’s ordered. Look out IU … #TheBoysAreBackInTown

Michael Pointer

ECHL shootouts are five rounds. That's different from NHL, which are only three.

Michael Pointer

Still 4-4 at end of overtime. Onto the shootout. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Terrific move by @IndyFuel's Kirill Gotovets to get Fort Wayne keeper down, but his shot clangs off the post.

Michael Pointer

Change on @IndyFuel goal: Patrick Cullen tipped in Brisebois shot and gets the goal. Brisebois gets the assist for second point of night.

Michael Pointer

We go to overtime: @IndyFuel 4, Fort Wayne 4. Entertaining night.

Michael Pointer

They still trail 4-3, but @IndyFuel going on power play with 1:53 left. Guessing we'll see goaltender coming out soon.

Michael Pointer

What had been a perfect opening night had turned pretty revolting in the last 10 minutes. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne takes the lead at 11:53 mark as Jones takes a pass from Crowder on a 3-2 and scores from about 20 feet out.

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne is known as a minor-league hockey hotbed. Can see why here tonight. Impressive crowd came down.

Michael Pointer

Game is tied on a really, really bad goal. Fort Wayne fires harmless shot from blue line. Goes off Fuel GK Carruth's glove and in.

Michael Pointer

Pretty loud cheers on those two Fort Wayne goals. Guessing Komets brought 300 or 400 fans down here. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Komets are right back into it. Paul Crowder scores on power play to cut deficit to 3-2 with 17:04 left. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne's Matthew Pistilli scores in the opening minute of third period to cut @IndyFuel 's lead to 3-1.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Check our podcast today with myself and @MattGlenesk. indy.st/1wbo2HF via @indystar

Michael Pointer

No wrongdoing found in teen jockey's death at #IndianaGrand. indy.st/1waULNh via @indystar

Michael Pointer

After two periods: @IndyFuel 3, Fort Wayne 0.

Chris Singleton

Keep it 100, make it seem like they hit the lottery compared to rest of the ninjas

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Putting together another Q-and-A sometime next week. Get those questions in via Twitter or michael.pointer@indystar.com.

Michael Pointer

Blackhawks also sent down p.a. announcer Gene Honda for this game. He's really, really good. Also does the White Sox.

Michael Pointer

Carruth stops Fort Wayne's Szydlowski on a partial breakaway to preserve Fuel's 2-0 lead early in second.

Michael Pointer

Hear some "Let's Go Hawks" when crowd chants "Let's Go Fuel." @IndyFuel

George Hill

CenterGrove #15 Max Norris Is A Problem On That Field!!! #KidCanPlay #HeWasFunToWatch

Michael Pointer

Playing "Break on Through" by The Doors between periods. Is that a crank it up song whenever you hear it on the radio or what? @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

Thank you all for answering my question on the song. Much appreciated.

Michael Pointer

Fuel's Pete Massar gets to front of net and scores off an assist from Mike Duco at 17:42 of the first. @IndyFuel lead 2-0.

Michael Pointer

Can someone tell me the name of the song they play after a Blackhawks goal at the United Center? They're playing it here after Fuel goal.

Michael Pointer

Mathieu Brisebois credited with first goal in @IndyFuel history at 10:18 of the first. NIck Bruneteau and Robert Czarnik get assists.

Michael Pointer

Guessing they are looking at a replay to see who gets credit for that goal. Still haven't announced.

Michael Pointer

BTW: #IUPUI plays first games at Coliseum on Nov. 14. Women play Louisville, men play Indiana State.

Michael Pointer

Noticed that Fuel haven't sold all advertising space on dasher boards. Usually a big source of revenue for minor-league teams.

Michael Pointer

Just had the highlight of the night when @anthemsinger performed before game. Crowd roared through it like at United Center. @IndyFuel

Michael Pointer

End of the Fuel's starting lineup's sticks were on fire as it was introduced and took the ice.

Michael Pointer

Fuel worked in pictures of Gretzky, Messier and Hasek into on ice light collage. Nice. Best pro players to come through here.

Michael Pointer

One thing I love about hockey: The coolness coming off the ice and the sound of skates cutting into it.

Michael Pointer

Boos come down as officials take the ice. Happens at every level of hockey.

Michael Pointer

Fuel ownership group and ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna perform ceremonial dropping of first puck.

Michael Pointer

Five youth hockey players wearing jerseys of past Indy pro teams plan checkered flag at center ice. Pre-game ceremonies about to begin.

Michael Pointer

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel with some history on the Indianapolis-Fort Wayne puck rivalry. shar.es/1mkSrS via @sharethis

Michael Pointer

I also have seen jerseys for Avalanche, Wild, Blues and tonight's opponent, the Fort Wayne Komets.

Scott Agness

Last weekend of the reg. season. On the call w @thadvandeventer of South Putnam at Cascade on IndianaSRN.org. http://t.co/q0kr1Bx3sJ

Michael Pointer

. . .Kings, Sharks, Oilers, Maple Leafs, @USOlympic USA and @IndyFuel. My personal favorite? Johnstown Chiefs jerseys of "Slapshot" fame.

Michael Pointer

Saw a lot of different hockey jerseys on way into Coliseum. Blackhawks likely had most, but saw Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Bruins. .

Michael Pointer

We talk all things #Butler in our @indystar podcast. Listen in and tell others. indy.st/1wbo2HF via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: First in what I expect to be a series of podcasts. My colleagee @MattGlenesk is host. indy.st/1wbo2HF via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Covering the @IndyFuel's inaugural game tonight. Feel free to follow along.

Michael Pointer

IcYMI: Read my story and get informed on @IndyFuel heading into tonight's first game.://indy.st/1sY44S3 via @indystar

Mark Montieth

Only way the Irsay video could be worse would be if he resisted officers or played the "do-you-know-who-I-am?" card. indy.st/104xpOT

Chris Copeland

I will forever be a work in progress... Grind doesn't stop... Stay tuned... instagram.com/p/uQzxt8ABeX/

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: We expect #Bengals to play their best game of season. Would be foolish to expect anything less.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: Both teams will be fighting tooth and nail to get this win. Marvin gets his team ready week-in and week-out.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: Adams bothered by "general soreness"

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: Butler out, Jones questionable, Adams, Cherilus, Mewhort, Thornton probable.

Candace Buckner

#Colts' Zach Kerr has a heckuva backstory & @HolderStephen writes abt his rise from the 'pink room' to the NFL indy.st/1w9Qo5e

Candace Buckner

When u must stay in ur car a few more mins bc Luther's on the radio & he's abt 2 take us 2 the bridge of "A House Is Not A Home" #mandatory

Scott Agness

#Pacers "Lucas Oil Family Nights" pkgs sold out for 8/11 gms in less than 24hrs. 3gms remain: Opening night v PHI, 11/28 v ORL, 4/3 v CHA.

Scott Agness

Former #Fever head coach Brian Winters is back with the #Pacers for his second stint as a scout. bit.ly/1oemJIc

Mark Montieth

About to call Joe Barry Carroll for future One on One episode. Should have a lot to talk about.