Pick up the Pace-r in Indiana This Year
Indiana is known for its great basketball - and the Indiana Pacers are
no exception! This year, the Pacers are one of the best teams in the NBA. If you're headed out to Indianapolis to see the
Pacers play this year, here's what you need to know!
Those who get Indiana Pacers tickets and parking passes
to see this current team will see one of the best in the entire league, with skill, depth and talent at just about every position.
Bruising center Roy Hibbert is a 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and smooth forward David West can fill up
the stat sheet with the best of them. Meanwhile, guard Lance Stephenson has blossomed into one of the best backcourt players
in the Association - and his high-scoring running mate Paul George is a candidate for the league's 2013-14 MVP. Underappreciated
forward Luis Scola provides excellent talent off the bench.
The most heated rival for the Indiana
Pacers? That would be the New York Knicks. These two proud franchises battled many, many times in the Eastern Conference playoffs
during the 1990s, and those who managed to acquire Indiana Pacers parking passes over the years saw some fantastic battles
between the them. The modern team has a superb rivalry with their fellow Eastern Conference power, the Miami Heat - with the
Pacers taking them to a hard-fought seventh game in the playoffs in 2013. Indiana also boasts of an excellent Midwestern rivalry
with their Eastern Conference foes, the Chicago Bulls, and the always-tough Detroit Pistons.
came into the league in the 1970s as one of the refugees from the beloved American Basketball Association and have been a
solid NBA franchise in the heartland of America for years since. The team floundered around in the middle of the league before
they struck gold in the draft as the 1990s dawned, selecting Reggie Lewis from UCLA and surrounding him with talented players,
like center Rik Smits, point guard Mark Jackson and the bruising "Davis brothers," forwards Antonio and Dale Davis. They were
good enough to get all the way to the finals against a loaded Lakers team in 1999, but lost a hard-fought series. Indiana
dropped off a bit after their early-2000s reign (the "Malice at the Palace" brawl didn't help), but the 2014 revamped team,
under the management of Larry Bird and Frank Vogel, is a perennial contender.
Hall of Fame Players
player to don a Pacers uniform? That would easily be the smooth guard Reggie Miller - the deadly shooter and clutch scorer
who was once the NBA's three-point king. Before Miller reigned, the best Pacer ever was the great Mel Daniels - an ABA holdover
who is now in the Hall of Fame.
We've got plenty of Pacers trivia for you. What infamous Pacers swingman
was at the heart of the "Malice at the Palace" brawl? Which famous member of the "Fab Five" starred for the Pacers in the
early 2000s? Which Pacers player was known as the "Dunkin' Dutchman"? What famous coach led the Pacers to their only NBA Finals
Answers: Ron Artest, Jalen Rose, Rik Smits, Larry Brown
of the Pacers history? Their 2000 Finals appearance against the powerhouse Lakers, which they lost in six games. Those who
acquired Indiana Pacers parking passes for that series saw a truly great one. Before that, they had several memorable postseason
games in the 1990s against the Bulls and the Knicks; the Pacers were always very good, but luck never seemed to be on their
side. However, more recently, the Pacers made it to a very tough-fought game seven against the Heat in the 2012-13 Eastern