The Action Network ranks Pistons’ Saddiq Bey among ‘hardest-working’ players
In a recent report from The Action News, the 23-year-old ranked among the top 10 hardest-working players in the 2021-22 NBA season. Bey ranked ninth on the list that included Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges and Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton. According to the report, Bey burned 34,659 calories and covered 192.6 miles over the course of the 82 games. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings / Indiana Pacers, 29,436 calories, 206.7 miles4. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings / Indiana Pacers, 34,967 calories, 192.2 milesmlive.com
Former Grand Rapids Christian standout signs multiyear deal with Indiana Pacers
Duane Washington Jr. has signed a multiyear contract with the Indiana Pacers. That’s what ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week about the former Grand Rapids Christian and Ohio State standout. Washington left Ohio State early, went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft before signing an undrafted free agent two-way contract with the Pacers. He has played in 46 games for the Pacers this season and is averaging 9.6 points and over 20 minutes a game. He then headed to Ohio State where he averaged 11.4 points in his 48-game career.mlive.com
Saddiq Bey sparks hot night from distance as Pistons hold off Pacers
The Pistons scored 10 three-pointers after second-year forward Saddiq Bey exploded for 6-of-7 shooting from distance to score 20 points by the end of the first quarter. Bey ended the night with seven three-pointers made and scored 31 points. Thirty seconds later, Killian Hayes made a three of his own, to give the Pistons their first double-digit lead of the night. The Pacers put the pressure on in the second quarter as the Pistons adjusted to Edwards quarterbacking the offense. Carsen Edwards gets a crash course in the Pistons’ system: The Pistons signed Edwards to the team on Sunday, announcing the transaction roughly two hours before tip-off.mlive.com
Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (3/7/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch, Preview
The Detroit Pistons have won back-to-back games for the third time this season. They will look to go for a season-best winning streak of three when they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Motown on Monday night. Watch the Detroit Pistons on DirecTV StreamBey ended up with 25 points in the contest, while Cade Cunningham also chimed in with 20. Marvin Bagley had a himself a night, scoring 18 points off the bench. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Atlanta Hawks (31-32) vs. Detroit Pistons (17-47)When: Monday, March 7Time: 7:00 p.m.mlive.com
Pistons hold off Pacers, pick up second straight win
The Detroit Pistons returned to Little Caesars Arena to finish out a five-day, four-game stint against the Indiana Pacers. Bey, who ended the night with 25 points, two rebounds and four assists, made two baskets at the stripe to solidify the Pistons’ win. It held them off heading into the half but Indiana opened the second half with even more intensity. Bagley missed the Pistons’ previous three games and in his return scored six points in the third quarter that helped keep the Pistons afloat. He ended the night with 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists as the Pacers struggled to contain him through the first three quarters.mlive.com
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (3/4/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch, Preview
After a slight dip earlier this week, the Detroit Pistons put themselves back in the win column with a gutsy win on Thursday night. They have little time to rest, though, as they return home on Friday for another clash with the Indiana Pacers. Detroit came out hard, and fast against the Toronto Raptors, leading by nine at the end of the first quarter. Watch the Detroit Pistons on DirecTV StreamJerami Grant had another great offensive performance for the Pistons, leading the team with 26 points on Thursday night. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Indiana Pacers (22-42) vs. Detroit Pistons (16-47)When: Friday, March 4Time: 7:00 p.m.mlive.com
Caris LeVert scores 31 points, Pacers beat Pistons 122-113
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 20 of his season-high 31 points in the first half and the Indiana Pacers sent the Detroit Pistons to their 13th straight loss, 122-113 on Thursday night. Saddiq Bey led the Pistons with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Despite Sabonis playing just a little more than four minutes and Turner 6 1/2, the Pacers were able to take a 103-91 lead. Sabonis had 12 points and nine rebounds. Wanamaker finished with six points ... Indiana recalled Goga Bitadze from its G-League affiliate Thursday.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers - NBA (12/16/21) | Tip-Off, How to Watch
Detroit suffered its third loss of the season to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night in Detroit. Similar to their loss against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Pistons had one bad quarter that pushed them to defeat. 1 pick led Detroit with 28 points, while Frank Jackson chimed in with 25 off of the bench. The Pacers are one of the four teams Detroit has beaten this season, as the Pistons pulled out a 97-89 win at home back on November 17. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Detroit Pistons (4-22) vs. Indiana Pacers (12-17)When: Thursday, December 16Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Ind.)mlive.com
Golden State Warriors vs. Detorit Pistons - NBA (11/19/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
However, it will not be easy, as they welcome Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors to town on Friday night. That was when the Pistons rallied back to win their fourth game of the season by a final score of 97-89. Now, Detroit gets to meet the hottest team in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. The all-time leader in three-pointers in NBA history, Steph Curry, leads Golden State’s attack, averaging 28.7 points-per-game. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Golden State Warriors (12-2) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-10)When: Friday, November 19Time: 7:00 p.m.mlive.com
Pistons power passed Pacers in 97-89 win
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons fought hard after allowing the Indiana Pacers to get out to a six-point lead in the fourth quarter. It marked an uptick in intensity after the Pacers threatened to take the game after they turned up the energy in the third. But the Pistons showed resiliency to pull out the 97-89 win. He added one more in the fourth quarter to extend the Pistons’ lead to five as the game wound down. They also forced 11 turnovers in the first and scored 17 of their points off of the Pacers’ miscues.mlive.com
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (11/17/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
The Detroit Pistons saw their future shine bright on Monday night, but still fell short. Now they, look to get back on the winning track when they host longtime Central Division rival Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The Pacers scored only 84 points marking the first time this season they were held under 90. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Indiana Pacers (6-9) vs. Detroit Pistons (3-10)When: Wednesday, November 17Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
Former Pistons, Mavericks HC Rick Carlisle joins Pacers
Former Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is returning to a familiar place. One week after stepping away from his position with the Mavericks, the veteran NBA coach agreed to a four-year deal with the Indiana Pacers. He led Indiana to three playoff appearances, which included a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2003-04. In between his tenure as an assistant and as the Pacers head coach, he had a stop in Detroit from 2001-2003. He led Detroit to back-to-back 50–32 records and playoff appearances.mlive.com
Beal, Westbrook lead Wiz past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 seed
Russell Westbrook nearly had a triple-double and Bradley Beal scored 25 points in just 29 minutes to help the Washington Wizards reach the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed by overwhelming the Indiana Pacers 142-115 in the play-in round.
Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers
Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles with 181, finishing with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Pacers outduel, sweep, deliver third-straight loss to Pistons
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points, Caris LeVert had 25 and the Indiana Pacers had a late 12-0 run to beat the Detroit Pistons 115-109 on Saturday night. With the Pacers down 101-97 with 4:41 remaining, LeVert made a layup to start the run. The Pistons have lost six in a row on the road and seven of nine overall to fall to 18-43. Sumner scored 14 of his 22 points in the first quarter to help the Pacers take a 35-25 lead. Pacers: Brogdon has scored at least 20 points in five of seven starts.mlive.com
How to watch Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers (4/24/21) | Channel, Stream, Time
The Detroit Pistons look to avoid a sweep from the Indiana Pacers when the two teams face each other for the final time this season. Catch the game on Bally Sports Detroit Plus and stream it on NBA League Pass or AT&T TV. Detroit will look to box out Damontas Sabonis, who pulled down 11 rebounds the last time the two teams faced off. Who: Detroit Pistons (18-42) at Indiana Pacers (27-31)When: Saturday, April 24Time: 7 p.m. ETWhere: BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE -- Indianapolis, INTV: Bally Sports Detroit PlusStream: NBA League Pass | AT&T TVmlive.com
Caris LeVert stifles Detroit rallies and other takeaways from Pistons’ loss to Pacers
The countdown to the NBA trade deadline continues and the current Detroit Pistons played one final game together. The Pistons fell to the Indiana Pacers 116-111 on Wednesday night in a game that tested the team’s ability to close out games under pressure. Detroit came within striking distance several times , but Indiana’s Caris LeVert pushed his team back on top. The Pistons had nine turnovers in the first half, resulting in 15 points for the Pacers. Detroit also outrebounded the Pacers 41-37, but Casey thought his team needed more grit and grime especially against T.J. McConnell.mlive.com
Pacers Outlast Pistons 116-111
His seventh Pacers start was his best yet with 28 points in a 116-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Edmond Sumner scored 18 points off the bench and Malcolm Brogden scored 16 for the Pacers. Levert accounted for the Pacers’ last eight points of the first half for a 57-51 lead. The guard scored 15 of 17 first-half points in the second quarter. The Pistons committed nine of their 15 turnovers in the second quarter to continue a seasonal trend of erratic ballhandling.detroit.cbslocal.com
Pistons rally but fall short to Caris LeVert, Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers snapped a six-game home losing streak with a 116-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. It’s the first time LeVert has surpassed 20 points in seven starts with the Pacers since being acquired in a three-team trade. The Pacers (20-23) ended their worst winless stretch at home since losing six in a row in 1985. Edmond Sumner scored 18 points off the bench and Malcolm Brogden scored 16 for the Pacers. Levert accounted for the Pacers’ last eight points of the first half for a 57-51 lead.mlive.com
Curry sinks final shot, tops Conley for second 3-point title
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA – Stephen Curry shot his way to another 3-point title and Domantas Sabonis made sure the Skills Challenge still belongs to the bigs. Conley had the lead with 27 points before Curry was the final shooter of the contest. Curry had 26 points before sinking his final shot from the corner for 28 points and the win. Tatum led off the final round with 17 points while making only one shot from the “money ball” rack. In the final, Toppin took off from near the free-throw line, inspiring comparisons to Wilkins' winning form while with the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in the other on-court events besides the All-Star Game in Atlanta, with the overwhelming majority of them pulling double-duty between those competitions and the game itself. They’ll be joined by Portland’s Robert Covington, the only current NBA player who is a graduate of a historically Black college and university. It will be held at halftime of the All-Star Game, while the skills competition and 3-point contest will occur pregame. Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, San Antonio and Toronto have no one participating in All-Star night events.
Shorthanded Pistons falter in third quarter in loss to Pacers
Playing without centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor Thursday, the Detroit Pistons’ depth was depleted, and so was their margin of error. The game was tied 52-52 at the half, before a third-quarter lull cost the Pistons, as the Pacers outscored them 30-18 to take control. The Pistons made just five of their 28 3-point attempts, while the Pacers shot 45.2 percent (14-of-31) from three. The Pistons did have some big help from Josh Jackson, who ended the night with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. With the absence of Plumlee, the Pistons may turn to the second-year forward and Griffin at center for more minutes.mlive.com
Anunoby's hot hand helps short-handed Raptors beat Pacers
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Plus, they maintained their dominance over the Pacers, who have lost six straight season series to Toronto. He had a good night.”The Pacers played catch-up most of the game after falling behind midway through the second quarter. Toronto scored the final five points to hand Indiana its third loss in four games. Pacers: Sabonis had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the first half alone for his 16th consecutive double-double to open the season.
Caris LeVert on kidney mass: ‘This trade could’ve possibly saved me’
The blockbuster trade that sent Caris LeVert from the Brooklyn Nets to the Indiana Pacers last week may have had effects far more important than basketball. A physical exam conducted as part of the deal revealed LeVert, a former Michigan star, had a small mass on his left kidney. I’m definitely looking at it from that side and definitely humbled to know that this trade could’ve possibly saved me in the long run.”The Pacers released a statement after the diagnosis saying that LeVert would be out indefinitely. I didn’t know the next steps; I didn’t know if the trade was going to go through.”He thanked the Pacers for sticking with him and supporting him. “I’m extremely blessed to be playing for such a great organization, a great city, a basketball city,” LeVert said.mlive.com
LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting next move
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)INDIANAPOLIS – Caris LeVert said Tuesday he was awaiting additional test results on a small mass in his left kidney before establishing a treatment plan or a timeline for his Indiana Pacers debut. Indiana acquired LeVert as part of a four-team, blockbuster trade that sent All-Star James Harden from Houston to Brooklyn. The Rockets sent the 6-foot-6 guard to the Pacers in exchange for Victor Oladipo. Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard announced the results of the physical Saturday. LeVert spent his first 4 1/2 seasons with Brooklyn after the Pacers selected him in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft.
Clippers beat Pacers 129-96 for 1st 4-game winning streak
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES – Marcus Morris scored a season-high 20 points to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Indiana Pacers 129-96 on Sunday night for their first four-game winning streak of the season. “Guys are buying in and enjoying playing the game.”Doug McDermott led the Pacers with 23 points, making five 3-pointers. It was their fourth straight game with at least 15 3-pointers made, tying the longest such streak in franchise history. ... Williams missed his second straight game with a left hip injury.
Mass on kidney to keep LeVert out indefinitely for Pacers
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) brings the ball upcourt in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)INDIANAPOLIS – Caris LeVert's debut with the Indiana Pacers has been put on hold indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. Pritchard acknowledged the Pacers thought highly of LeVert when they selected him with the No. LeVert is expected to undergo additional tests and the Pacers said in a statement they would provide updates when available. “On behalf of my family and myself, we want to thank the Indiana Pacers for their support and guidance," LeVert said in a statement. To Pacers fans, it sounded like an eerie replay of the final days of Paul George's days in Indy.
Pacers stymie Curry, bounce back to beat Warriors 104-95
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner celebrates after shooting a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – Edmond Sumner earned a start for Indiana that came with a daunting assignment: defending Stephen Curry. Myles Turner made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:59 left and scored 22 points, Aaron Holiday converted a layup on the next possession and the Pacers held off Curry and the Golden State Warriors 104-95 Tuesday night. Golden State rookie James Wiseman picked up his fourth personal foul with 1:10 left in the second quarter. Golden State has won its last two on the Nuggets' home floor.
Former Saginaw Arthur Hill star Brian Bowen re-signs with Indiana Pacers
Former Saginaw Arthur Hill star Brian Bowen re-signed with the Indiana Pacers, agreeing to a two-way contract with the NBA team and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. Bowen signed as an undrafted free agent before the 2019-20 season, averaging 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in 29 games with Fort Wayne. Bowen signed with Indiana as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NBA Draft. After his sophomore season, he transferred to La Lumiere School in Indiana to finish his high school basketball career. MOREBrian Bowen’s return to Arthur Hill brings good luck to LumberjacksPistons look at Saginaw’s Brian Bowen after season in Australiamlive.com
Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction
INDIANAPOLIS – New Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. “There are people in this world who bring energy and you like being around them," Pritchard said after introducing Bjorkgren on a Zoom call. But the first-time NBA head coach certainly presented a different kind of vision, one Pacers fans may embrace after watching years of stodgy, half-court basketball. Bjorkgren developed his coaching style working largely with Raptors coach Nick Nurse.
Former Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups reportedly set to join Clippers as assistant
Former Detroit Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups will reportedly add “coach” to his resume. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the NBA Champion would join the Los Angeles Clippers. The team made the decision to promote assistant coach Ty Lue to the head coach. New Clippers head coach Ty Lue’s coaching staff will include: NBA champion, ’04 Finals MVP and five-time All-Star Chauncey Billups and former Hawks/Bucks/Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew, per source. Billups had also expressed interest in possibly becoming a general manager of an NBA team.mlive.com
Pacers fire McMillan following 2nd straight 1st-round sweep
Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan reacts on the sideline during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Pacers fired coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday less than three weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight first-round sweep. McMillan went 183-136 in four seasons with the Pacers, going to the playoffs each season. But Indiana never reached the second round and endured the first three four-game sweeps in the franchise's NBA history. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Dragic scores 23, 5th-seeded Heat sweep Pacers to advance
Tyler Herro had 16 points and Bam Adebayo added 14 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who made it out of the first round for the first time since 2016. Victor Oladipo had 25 points and Myles Turner added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who have dropped four straight postseason series to the Heat since 2012. Dragic's layup at the end of the third quarter gave the Heat an eight-point lead and the Pacers never mounted a serious comeback in the fourth. Heat guard Jimmy Butler left the game in the first quarter with a left shoulder strain. Pacers: T.J. Warren had 21 points for Indiana.
Griffin, Drummond Help Pistons Beat Pacers, 108-101
DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey knew his teams fourth game against the Indiana Pacers was going to be just as physical as the first three. He also knew Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond could give the Pistons a big edge in that aspect of the game. Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Griffin scored 25 points and made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 41 seconds left, and the Pistons beat the Pacers 108-101 on Friday. Then we played our (butts) off.The Pistons had a 25-2 edge in second-chance points, including 12-0 in the fourth quarter. Theyre a really physical team, so we knew we had to bring our A game, Drummond said.detroit.cbslocal.com
Andre Drummond And Luke Kennard Go Off On Indiana In Season Opener 119-110
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Drummond softened up the perimeter by hammering away in the middle. Im glad he (Drummond) is on my team, Derrick Rose said after his Pistons debut. But Drummond and Kennard ruined the big unveil. Sabonis had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon added 22 points in his first game with the Pacers. Drummond helped the Pistons trade punches early in the fourth, just long enough for Kennard to heat up.detroit.cbslocal.com