Category Archives: Running Thoughts

Running thoughts: R1G5 – Cavaliers 98, Pacers 95

Victor Oladipo, Cleveland Cavaliers, Pacers, 2018 NBA Playoffs

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 98-95 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round series. The Cavs lead, 3-2. Back spasms kept George Hill out for the second consecutive game. [Click here to ready my Q&A with the Indy native.] Pacers…

Running thoughts: R1G2 – Cavaliers 100, Pacers 97

Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Quicken Loans Arena

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 100-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round series. The series is tied, 1-1. We knew there would be changes from the Cavaliers, including their starting lineup. Coach Ty Lue opted to start veterans JR…

Running thoughts: R1G1 – Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 98-80 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. It was game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series. LeBron-led teams enter this series with 21 consecutive first-round victories. They’re 48-7 all-time. His last loss was all the way back in 2012, to the New…

Running thoughts: Pacers 126, Warriors 106

Pacers, Golden State Warriors

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 126-106 win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Warriors, winners of three in a row, held morning shootaround Thursday. Coach Steve Kerr was complimentary of the Pacers, their renewed spirit, and the job of Pacers head coach Nate McMillan. IndyCar driver…

Running thoughts: Pacers 99, Celtics 97

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 99-97 win over the Boston Celtics Sunday night at TD Garden Alex Poythress was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League before the Pacers boarded their flight to Boston on Saturday. The Pacers wore their (white) Hickory uniforms — and they are beautiful…

Running thoughts: Jazz 104, Pacers 84

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 104-84 loss to the Utah Jazz Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell received a loud applause during team introductions. Plenty of red in the building — Louisville fans making the two-hour drive north to see Mitchell, who played two seasons for the Cardinals. Pacers…

Running thoughts: Mavericks 109, Pacers 103

Yogi Ferrell, Dallas Mavericks, Pacers, Victor Oladipo

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 109-103 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Monday night at American Airlines Center. This is the first of four straight games on the road for the Pacers with stops all over — in Dallas, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Washington. It also begins a daunting stretch with 17 games played…

Running thoughts: Pacers 100, 76ers 92

Here are my running thoughts from the Pacers’ 100-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Both teams played last night. The Pacers lost in Charlotte, yielding a franchise-worst 49 points in the first quarter, and the 76ers won at home over the Miami Heat. This was the Pacers’ final regular-season home…