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Indiana Pacers Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
This season will be all about a bounce back for the Indiana Pacers. Not only are they getting their star player, Victor Oladipo, back from injury, but they will be looking to advance farther than just qualifying for the playoffs. Oladipo is a star ready to blossom in the NBA. The athletic, tough-minded guard has worked on improving all aspects of his game, and was well on his way to an All-Star selection and a deep playoff run. He ruptured a quad tendon nearly halfway through the season and has been working his way back since.
His partner in crime, Myles Turner was able to shine in his absence and the two of them together will be a force to be reckoned with. Turner is a modern day big man in the NBA. At 6' 11" he can spread the floor, shoot the three, run the floor, rebound and block shots. He is definitely a jack of all trades, and with Indiana positioned to be a very good team in the Eastern Conference, Turner could be an All-Star.
Next up for the Pacers, their much improved supporting cast. NBA veterans Damonta Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb and T.J. McConnell all figure to play a big part for the Pacers. However, the prize of the offseason for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. A key piece of the Milwaukee Bucks, Brogdon's price tag soared. Indiana snuck in and signed him to a lucrative deal to be the back court mate of Victor Oladipo. The defensive duo will lock down a bunch of back courts in the NBA, and the Pacers will be a team that no one wants to play in the NBA. Indiana Pacers tickets are must have this season as the team figures to be in contention all year long, get yours today!
History of the Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers franchise began back in 1967 as part of the American Basketball Association. The nickname was taken from the state's long history of racing, including the Indianapolis 500, which takes place every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From 1967 until the ABA and NBA merger in 1976, the Indiana Pacers were the most successful franchise in the league. They won three championships in four appearances in the finals, leading to their selection to move to the National Basketball Association after the merger. During the first decade in their new league, the Pacers struggled to find success on the court. In 1987, the rebuilding process of the franchise landed its marquee piece when they drafted Reggie Miller out of UCLA. At first fans did not like the pick, but Miller ultimately won over the state. He became the leader of the team, which added more pieces around him to build a winner. They drafted Rik Smits and traded for Detlef Schrempf while developing more young talent. The new-look Pacers were able to qualify for the playoffs every year from 1989 through 2006 with the only exception being 1997. It all culminated in 2000, when Reggie Miller and the Pacers glided through the Eastern Conference playoffs and into the NBA Finals. Their matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers proved to be a tough one, and they lost the series four games to two. To date, it is Indiana's only appearance in the NBA Finals.
Reggie Miller retired in 2005 and forever will be synonymous with the Indiana Pacers. Playing his entire career in Indiana, he played in more games for the same team than any other player in NBA history, other than John Stockton and Karl Malone with the Utah Jazz. He finished his career with 25,279 points and made an NBA record of 2,560 three-point field goals. People with Indiana Pacers tickets on March 30, 2006, got to see Miller's #31 raised to the rafters at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (originally Conseco Fieldshouse). With Paul George joining the franchise in 2010, the Indiana Pacers had a solidified star for the first time in a long time. With David West, George Hill and Roy Hibbert, the Pacers relied heavily on defense and slower style of basketball. They were able to reach the playoffs during that stretch and were a very competitive team. The Indiana Pacers reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals and then the Eastern Conference Finals the next year before losing to the Miami Heat. After a gruesome leg injury to Paul George, the Pacers were forced into a rebuilding mode. The new core of young players has become an impressive nucleus for the now fast paced Pacers. George has since left for the Oklahoma City Thunder but that has not stopped this Pacers team from moving forward.
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