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Sen. Donnelly, Mayor Ballard address the crowd along with owner Ersal Ozdemir addresses crowd.
Nice touch: The food trucks and local brews sold on the west end of the stadium.
Carroll Stadium with its share of history, but definitely antiquated. Hard seeing this as a long-term home for pro soccer.
By the way: I'm going with Pacquiao tonight over Bradley in a close decision. Tremendous respect for both fighters. Should be great.
Real integrity is doing the right thing knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not. - Oprah Winfrey
Vogel said hesitancy and tentativeness stood out on film. Heat's pressure resulted in defections and caused IND to become reluctant to pass.
No update on Andrew Bynum. In sandals, he joined his teammates for FTs but didn’t participate. http://t.co/DzaUvFtNtz
Usual starters on Sunday, Frank Vogel said. Coach is having a “lengthy” edit made to pinpoint ways Roy can fundamentally improve rebounding.
Light practice for the Pacers today. Treatment, film session and FTs. http://t.co/PoPjo5xnjb
And this talk of landing at No. 2 to avoid the Bulls is not looking good either. Chicago up to 3rd seed. Would be potential 2nd round oppo
Paul George on the No. 1 seed: "Now it’s not in our hands, and we’re perfectly fine with that."
Hibbert: "To tell you the truth, I felt great; but when you get down by 20-something, you’re in a little bit of a panic mode."
Two head-scratching postgame comments from the Pacers…
West on seeding: "It is what it is. We haven't played well enough to be the top seed. We get what we deserve, I guess."
More Lance: "But I like us as underdogs & us coming after people. I feel like we got to get used to playing under pressure & being on top."
Lance: "Whatever God put us @, I feel like if He puts us in the second place or He puts us in first place we got to live up 2 the challenge.
Lance was quite energetic after the game, trying to pump up the positivity. That's who he is, so he tried his best to promote 'We're No. 2!'
Bosh on Roy: “We want to challenge him every time & test his conditioning level. If he’s going to be down there…we r going to make him work"
They clearly wanted it - even as late as this morning when PG called this a "game that we have to go out and go get." Team not ready, yo
Paul George: "Now (No. 1 seed) is not in our hands, and we're perfectly fine with that." Oh, really now?
Stephenson: "I feel like we’re better as the underdog and we just got to keep playing hard and stay positive with each other."
After the game, an television reporter asked Vogel if Hibbert was healthy as a follow-up question to why he only had one rebound.
George Hill, near whisper: "It doesn’t mean anything. It’s one loss. It would’ve helped us but it don’t mean anything."
A couple of the assts sat around w/ players. Popeye Jones was holding a stat sheet and talking to Hibbert. Later, Dan Burke and Roy chatted
G. Hill sat motionless in front of his locker, clearly agitated. At one point, his head was bowed and Vogel had to come over and talk to him
Pacers lose in Miami, 98-86, and fall behind the Heat by a half-game. LeBron went off for 36 points. 22 for PG.
Roy's first rebound, y'all.
David West’s night is over. 18 points, eight rebounds and six fouls. Heat 91, Pacers 77 with 3:21 left.
Roy has played a despicable game tonight. George has simply been awful.
Seems like GHill and RHibbert are still really, really, really, tired. Perhaps they should both be given the rest of the year off.
LeBron back in for the final 5:25, with the Heat up 16. Pacers’ offense hasn’t had any flow since the first frame...
Pacers had cut it to nine, then Turner was T’d up. Since: Nine straight Miami points. 85-67, 8:05 4Q.
After Miami called timeout, Evan Turner was T’d up. Not a smart play in the midst of a run.
C.J. Watson’s elbow apparently no problem. He buries his second 3-pointer to trim it to nine. 13-0 run for Indiana.
Turner, nice kid and all. But tonight is NOT his night. Time for him to take a seat, or several.
Then, walking to timeout, it seems as though Evan Turner picked up a technical for arguing last call.
Miserable night for Evan Turner.
Mahinmi with his fifth rebound of the night
For as poor as they started the third, outscored 20-2, it’s just a 14-point game after three quarters. LeBron has 30.
LeBron is toying with 'em now, a free-throw line fading jumper to the wrong side? Uhm… Yeah. 30 points and counting
I used to think Heat playoff hopes hinged on Wade's health. Now I think they might be better without him. It elevates LeBron's play.
Oh-oh. Here comes the sarcasm.
Scola has all six of the Pacers’ third-quarter points. Hibbert and Hill still without a FG.
When Scola has all your points in the quarter, something has gone wrong.
Pacers keep offering you a chair, then pull it away as you sit down.
David West (10pts, 6rebs), has to head to the bench with four fouls. Scola in.
Bad to worse. David West picks up his fourth foul on a ticky tack play against James.
This one is getting out of hand fast; Miami 14-0 run to start the second half. Pacers down 17.