— Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-87 on Thursday night.
J&J: The guys go deep on the Harden-to-Brooklyn trade. Plus, risking it all for an import and your voicemails
This is the Jalen & Jacoby podcast-exclusive hour, coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday. The guys cover the James Harden-to-Brooklyn trade on the TV show, before turning off the camera and cracking the mics to get into the real implications of Harden teaming up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (23:27). They discuss why they don’t think the Nets will win a championship this year, concerns about the team’s front court depth, Durant at the five, why did the Rockets got Victor Oladipo, why the trade is great for the game, rumors that Durant and Irving aren’t talking, if Jalen would risk is all for an import with the NBA’s new COVID-19 restrictions and Urban Meyer likely heading to Jacksonville. Plus, voicemails on what to do when your barber gets coronavirus and a Cultural or Regional on Eminem.
Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Saturday's game against the Pacers.
James Harden got his wish and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and social media reacted accordingly to the deal.
Kevin Pelton grades every angle of this blockbuster trade involving James Harden, Victor Oladipo and Caris LeVert.
James Harden is headed to the Nets in a four-team megatrade that sends Victor Oladipo and four first-round picks to the Rockets, Caris LeVert to the Pacers and Jarrett Allen to the Cavs.
— Myles Turner hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:59 to play and scored 22 points, Aaron Holiday converted a layup on the next possession and the Indiana Pacers stymied Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors 104-95 on Tuesday night.
— Buddy Hield made a 3-pointer moments after Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis had a basket taken away following a replay review, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Pacers 127-122 on Monday night.
The Warriors have won four of their past five, including a huge comeback over the Clippers. How high are Steph & Co. rising this week?
— Mikal Bridges scored a career-high 34 points and Devin Booker added 25, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 125-117 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
— Malcolm Brogdon scored a career-high 35 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:22 to go, leading the Indiana Pacers past the Houston Rockets 114-107 on Wednesday night.
Down six points with 21 seconds to play, Indiana rallied to beat New Orleans. Here's how the Pacers did it.
— Malcolm Brogdon capped a 21-point, 11-assist performance by bouncing in a driving, one-handed floater with 1.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-116 on Monday night.
The Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium, the Hoosiers' Assembly Hall and Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse are some of the venues that will host games as part of an NCAA tournament that will take place exclusively in Indiana.
What do our experts make of the hot starts by the Sixers, Clippers and Pelicans? And what's up with the Nets? We reset the league ahead of Week 3.
— Austin Rivers made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:23 left and finished with 15 points to help the New York Knicks rally past the Indiana Pacers 106-102 on Saturday night.
Pacers forward T.J. Warren, who is averaging 15.5 points in four games this season, will miss extended time, sources told ESPN, after he has surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.