According to Michael Leo Donovan’s book on team nicknames, Yankees to Fighting Irish: What’s Behind Your Favorite Team’s Name, the Pacers’ nickname was decided upon in 1967 by the team’s original investors, including attorney Richard Tinkham. The nickname is a reference to Indiana’s rich harness and auto racing history. Pacing describes one of the main gaits for harness racing, while pace cars are used for auto races, such as the Indianapolis 500.

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How Kyrie Irving’s return impacts Nets odds of NBA Finals win

In What Are The Odds? presented by Caesars Sportsbook, Marc Malusis, Sal Licata and John Jastremski debate whether or not the Brooklyn Nets should be considered the favorite to win the NBA Finals in the 2021-22 season. Watch more What Are the Odds: https://sny.tv/shows/what-are-the-odds About What Are The Odds?: What Are The Odds combines sports…

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NBA Insider breaks down big Knicks win over Pacers at MSG | Inside Out

On SportsNite, SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley joins Marc Malusis to break down the New York Knicks win vs the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night  They discuss the big-time performances of RJ Barrett and Julius Randle, who came back from missing two games due to health and safety protocols, to score 30 points in the win. Watch…

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Thursday’s Roundball Stew

Dr. A and Raphielle Johnson talk Kyrie Irving, Lance Stephenson, Damian Lillard, Dejounte Murray and more in Thursday's Roundball Stew. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) I need to read more from this story

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A Former NBA Star Is Reportedly Unretiring

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Gerald Green (who was an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets) is unretiring, and signing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to try to return to the NBA. Green is an NBA veteran who has played for the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Phoenix…