Miami may have earned the NBA’s “Team of 2013” title, but the Indiana Pacers are certainly giving them a run for their money and may be the only team that can keep the Heat from earning a three-peat. Last year, the Pacers finished with a 49-32 record on the season and jettisoned into the Eastern Conference Finals, where they met Miami for an all-out slugfest, neither team yielding to the other. The Pacers ultimately fell to the Heat in the 2013 playoffs, but are looking more promising than ever this season. Recently, Indiana went on a masterful victory spree, inflicting unrelenting pressure on both ends of the floor for five consecutive victories, until yesterday’s uncharacteristic loss to the Toronto Raptors snapped their wining momentum.
But, if there is any team to coolly bounce back from a loss, it’s the Pacers, who lead the Central Division and the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-6. Pacers’ point guard George Hill sent a warning out to the rest of the NBA that vocalized the Pacer’s strength: “We’re a team that hits first. We’re a smashmouth team.” The Pacers are in it to win it again this year: with a healthy team, the league’s best defense, revenge on their minds and the championship within reach, you’ve got to be there to see all the bench-gripping action as Indiana tightens their grip on the East!
Indiana Pacers Tickets – Ticket Prices
Remember Indiana’s amazing 114-81 victory over the Houston Rockets for a season-high score a couple of weeks ago? The Pacers followed that skillful performance with marvelous 100-plus points over Boston and the Nets in subsequent days. With scores like these and a league-best 15-1 record at home, Indiana is the hottest and most exciting team to watch with home court advantage. After going a franchise-best 8-0 start to open up the season, indeed Indiana Pacers tickets saw a 17% increase in price, but half of their remaining games are priced less than $10 to get-in! The max starting price you’ll pay at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to see NBA’s leading post-defender Roy Hibbert and 23 year-old Paul George, who is in early talks for MVP, is just $35-$47.
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Cheap Indiana Pacers Tickets
The Indiana Pacers have sprinted ahead to take the lead in the Central division by 11 games, but next in line are the Detroit Pistons, with a 14-19 record. Though not exactly nipping at their heels, the Pacers’ toughest divisional foes will travel to Indiana in April and tickets are just $5. We’re talking the biggest Central Division showdown of the season, and it is incredibly cheap! Detroit Pistons tickets for seats in the entire Balcony level run from $5-$50 for the Wednesday night game.
For a team performing as well as they are, Atlanta Hawks tickets are a steal when at Indiana. Under new head coach Mike Budenholzer, the Hawks are 2nd in the Southeast Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference, even with the loss of center Al Harford, thanks to the propitious signing of Paul Millsap. When they meet the Pacers for their first faceoff in Indiana on February 18, score seats for a meager $5. Tickets are only $7 the Hawks’ second to last regular season game when the two clash for a rematch on April 6.
Before yesterday’s game, the Pacers were unbeaten in Canada, with four straight wins north of the border this season, only to be caught off guard on New Years Day. Their five-game win streak was snapped at five, losing 82-95 to the 4th place team in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors. With the statement victory, the Raptors moved up to 1st place team in the Atlantic division and are .500 on the season. The game was tight the whole way through; so don’t miss your chance to see the Pacers seek revenge over the Raptors when they meet again on January 7! After learning their lesson the first time, the Pacers won’t be going down so easy next Tuesday. Toronto Raptors tickets when they visit the Indiana Pacers are a mere $5 to get-in, a major steal!
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Here’s the roundup for Indiana Pacers premium games where they are pitted against the hottest teams and rivals for the remainder of the season:
In one of the most exciting games we saw in December, the Indiana Pacers torched the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100. Paul George scored 27 points, while David West score 24 with 12 rebounds, helping build up a 12-point lead in the third quarter. The Pacers shut down Blake Griffin, and maximized on the absence of J.J. Redick, but can they do it again? The leaders in the Pacific division are currently fourth in the Western Conference, but are looking to sprint past OKC, Portland, and San Antonio in the New Year, and they’ll need a victory over Indy to help get there. Los Angeles Clippers tickets to their penultimate final game of the season are selling fast. Watch former Pacers’ point guard Darren Collison and Co. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for as little as $35 on January 18.
Since facing off in last year’s playoffs, the Pacers have since been known as the only team who can potentially knock off the Miami juggernauts. Though Indiana may not rally up as much media attention or superstar publicity, the Pacers are just as capable, if not more, than their Florida counterparts on the court. No one can forget one of the best matchups of December: the Heat-Pacers shootout, where Miami out shined Indy in a 97-94 close victory. However, just eight days earlier, Indiana outscored Miami at home 90-84. The Pacers are one game ahead of the Heat in the East, and are certainly looking to give the dynasty hopefuls trouble in the postseason, as we’re likely to see the two square off in the Eastern Division Conference Finals. Each meeting is fueled with playoff-caliber play and competitive fire, so it’s no surprise that Indiana and Miami’s March 26 match is tied for the highest priced game of the season. Miami Heat tickets at Indiana are a minimum of $47 to get-in for Balcony seats, but score some great Club Level tickets atypically cheap, at $156.
Indiana will close out their season with a visit from Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are also burning up the floor with an identical 25-6 record to the Pacers. The Thunder lead the Western conference as kings of the Northwest Division, with a 7-game win streak on the road. Oklahoma is doing just fine without Russell Westbrook, who is rehabbing from another knee surgery, but expect him to be back in full form by the time the Thunder visits the Pacers on April 18. Can OKC steal the Indiana’s thunder before heading into playoffs? Get in for a mere $18, or the biggest steal of the night—$94 to sit up close in Lower Level Section 1—to see their last tipoff of regular season!
Bonus game for sports fans in Indy and the Big Easy! The Indiana Pacers will host the New Orleans Pelicans on the tail end of their unique four-game road trip. When the two met earlier this year in the season-opener, the Pacers executed a come-from-behind victory to win 95-90 at New Orleans. New Orleans Pelicans tickets are a $47 minimum in Balcony 232, and a bargain $71 for a seat in the Lower Level Section 19. Coincidentally, both cities’ teams are playing NFL Playoff games on the same day, January 4, with the Indianapolis Colts hosting Kansas City around the corner at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the New Orleans Saints trekking up to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the Wild Card Round this weekend.
Indiana Pacers News
While Indiana Pacers players are busy shredding the court on game-day, see what news is surrounding the team off the floor.
- Sad news for the Pacers franchise came on New Years Eve, with the passing of co-founder DeVoe
“Chuck DeVoe, part of a group of businessmen who founded the Indianapolis Pacers, has died. He was 83.”
- Pacers are favorites for the Eastern Conference title
“At the rate Indy is going, it is “on pace to win 71 games,” per Pacers.com’s Mark Montieth. Even if his assessment proves to be accurate in the end, the Pacers aren’t going to settle for anything less than the Larry O’Brien Trophy.”
- Indiana’s success marshals increased attendance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
“A year ago the Indiana Pacers were struggling to fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse, despite their success during the year. But, a 25-5 start to the 2013-14 season has brought with it a significant increase in attendance”
- Pacers are gaining recognition as a selfless team
“After a 105-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, Pacers coach Frank Vogel praised his teams’ second-half defensive effort. Tomorrow’s headlines will likely be about the emerging star of Lance Stephenson and the strong performance of George Hill. But for the 18,165 in attendance at a sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the lasting memories of the Pacers’ win will be the passes…the Pacers shared the wealth early and often Saturday night, entertaining the capacity crowd with several highlight-reel dishes.”
- Rookie Solomon Hill shines in D –League debut
“Pacers rookie forward Solomon Hill was up in Fort Wayne Monday night, as he suited up for the Mad Ants, the Pacers’ D-League affiliate. Hill, who wore No. 24, scored 19 points but his team — which trailed by as many as 22 points — came up just short and lost to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 103-101.”
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