2013 Result: 49-32 (3rd East seed), lost in Eastern Conference Finals to Miami
A team on the rise in the last few years, the Pacers again reached new heights in 2013 by eclipsing the wounded Chicago Bulls to take the Central Division title. The Pacers took the #3 seed and marched through the playoffs, becoming the country’s best hope to knock off the Miami Heat in forcing them to seven games in the Conference Finals. The Pacers are extremely well coached with Frank Vogel, but there was a talent gap evident at the end of the season. The Pacers did resign veteran David West at power forward and draft Solomon Hill at small forward, a difference maker at Arizona. West is definitely essential to this team in leadership and scoring ability (17.1 PPG last year), but Indiana wouldn’t have made it half as far without the breakout season from Paul George (17.4). At age 22, George should be good for them for a long time. Roy Hibbert is a solid and well-respected big man offensively and defensively, George Hill adds to the strong defensive lineup. In Hill, newly-signed C.J. Watson, and D.J. Augustin, the Pacers have the deepest group of point guards in the league. You almost forget that Danny Granger missed all but five games last year to injury. The Pacers do a great job of finding guys who fit their defensive system, and Watson will only help. Will Indiana finally knock off Miami this year? Find out live with Gold Coast Tickets!
The Indiana Pacers represent the city of Indianapolis, Indiana in the Central Division and Eastern Conference of the NBA. The Bobcats were founded in 1967 in the ABA (joined NBA in 1976) and are owned by real estate magnate Herb Simon. They currently play their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which is located in downtown Indianapolis. The Pacers have yet to win a NBA title (3 ABA titles) but have one Conference title and 8 Division titles. Get your tickets to the Indiana Pacers’ 2013-14 NBA season today!