Sportswriter covering the #Pacers for the @indystar with @CandaceDBuckner. Christian. From Kansas City. Husband to the lovely @hollym_taylor. Hayden's father.

Pacers to make case for hosting NBA’s All-Star Game

indystar.com — One of the NBA's most prized and glitzy events, the All-Star Game, is being held in Toronto for the first time this weekend. Among the abundance of celebrities, crazy basketball fanatics and the sport's best players is a seven-person delegation from Indianapolis.
Feb 13, 2016

Adam Silver gave them hope, reports @ByNateTaylor. Soon, Pacers to make case for hosting NBA All-Star Game indy.st/1XqjQB3

Feb 14, 2016

Could the All-Star Game come to Indy? The #Pacers are planning to make a case to the #NBA. indy.st/1XqjQB3

Pacers great George McGinnis left out of Hall of Fame finalists

indystar.com — Most nights Slick Leonard walks into Bankers Life Fieldhouse, he will lift his head up. Five large banners honor the Indiana Pacers' greatest members; four include the sport's highest distinction: Hall of Fame. The banner for George McGinnis, one of Leonard's favorite players, is the only one without it.
Feb 12, 2016

Slick Leonard wants George McGinnis in the @Hoophall. Both men will have to wait at least another year. My story. indy.st/1TgSHBi

Feb 13, 2016

RT @indystar: Indiana #Pacers great George McGinnis is left out of Hall of Fame finalists. indy.st/1myoT4J pic.twitter.com/Uc1tPIoyRo

Feb 13, 2016

RT @dandakich: Ridiculous he's not in...Pacers great George McGinnis left out of Hall of Fame finalists indystar.com/story/sports/n… via @indystar

Pacers’ Mahinmi keeps playing while taking a beating

indystar.com — Ian Mahinmi walked off the court after the Indiana Pacers' practice Tuesday with a smile, ready to tell a joke. "I'm just happy we finished the practice and nothing's wrong," he said laughing. "No scratch, no nothing. I'm just happy. Today is a good day."
Feb 10, 2016

Ian Mahinmi has taken a beating this season. He keeps playing. My story in today's @indystar. indy.st/1TbpXda

Pacers eager to face Kobe Bryant one final time

indystar.com — Kobe Bryant will enter Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday for the final time. Along with Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers comes the farewell tour to honor his illustrious 20-year career. That means a sellout crowd cheering for the opponent's star, a rousing ovation when he is introduced before the game and the snapshots to capture his final steps off the Indiana Pacers' court.
Feb 08, 2016

In today's @indystar, the #Pacers are eager to face Kobe Bryant one final time. indy.st/1Xcwfsc

Feb 08, 2016

RT @CandaceDBuckner: Oh, really? "Demand for tonight's game has rivaled what occurred when the Golden State Warriors” from @ByNateTaylor indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Pacers hold on to beat Pistons

indystar.com — The uneasiness was building, the groans from the sellout crowd were starting to get louder and the Pacers started rushing on offense as the clock ticked toward crunch time. It was hard not to blame the fans inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse for wondering whether the Pacers, once holders of a comfortable lead, were going to let another game slip away.
Feb 06, 2016

The biggest reason the #Pacers survived against the Pistons was a simple one: They moved the ball. My story. indy.st/1T5UARd

Feb 07, 2016

RT @indystar: The Pacers’ lead was dwindling from eight … to six … to four. But then they move the ball. indy.st/20P8E2W pic.twitter.com/nInYgQilK8

Kevin Wilson sees potential, size in IU's 2016 class

indystar.com — BLOOMINGTON - Indiana coach Kevin Wilson understands and realizes how people might perceive the Hoosiers' recruiting class after the program signed 19 players on National Signing Day. For many Midwestern analysts, Wilson's class is not as highly rated as his three previous years.

Game preview: Pacers at Nets

indystar.com — INDIANA at BROOKLYNTipoff: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Barclays Center, New York. TV: Fox Sports Indiana Radio: WFNI-AM (1070), -FM (93.5) Pacers (25-23) Projected starters Pos;Player;PPG;Key stat PG; George Hill; 13.0 ppg; 43.7 3pt% SG; Monta Ellis; 14.3 ppg; 5.0 apg SF; Paul George; 23.2 ppg; 7.1 rpg PF; Myles Turner; 9.5 ppg; 1.4 bpg C; Jordan Hill; 9.6 ppg; 6.9 rpg 6th; C.J.

Paul George searching for ways to succeed in Pacers’ big lineup

indystar.com — An internal struggle has a grip on Paul George. He wants to be the player he was in November, when his shots came easier, when the net swished for him, when he was the clear No. 1 option on offense. With the Indiana Pacers changing their style of play over the last week, George has struggled to be assertive.
Feb 02, 2016

For the night crowd. A new story. An internal struggle has a grip on Paul George. indy.st/1X1t86e

Turner: Highlight block on LeBron followed by humbling mistake

indystar.com — When the play began, two players were between Myles Turner and LeBron James. James hesitated, then dribbled by Solomon Hill. In the next second, James put his head down and found the necessary space to generate his elite power that results in a thunderous one-hand dunk.
Feb 02, 2016

Myles Turner had The Block. And then he made The Mistake. Rookie's gonna be good. But he's learning indystar.com/story/sports/n… by @ByNateTaylor

Feb 02, 2016

Myles Turner's highlight block on LeBron James is followed by a humbling mistake. indy.st/1SV53i6

Pacers frontcourt will be tested by Cavaliers

indystar.com — Consider what it took for the Indiana Pacers to leave Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a win Saturday over the Denver Nuggets. Sure, they needed a remarkable performance from Monta Ellis, who led them with 32 points and nine rebounds. But they also needed Jordan Hill, rookie Myles Turner and Lavoy Allen, the frontcourt that is starting to flex its potential.
More Articles →
Feb 14, 2016

Could the All-Star Game come to Indy? The #Pacers are planning to make a case to the #NBA. indy.st/1XqjQB3

Feb 13, 2016

RT @indystar: Indiana #Pacers great George McGinnis is left out of Hall of Fame finalists. indy.st/1myoT4J pic.twitter.com/Uc1tPIoyRo

Feb 12, 2016

ICYMI, Monta Ellis led the #Pacers in a closed-door meeting following the Charlotte loss. From @CandaceDBuckner. indy.st/1Tfx985

Feb 12, 2016

Slick Leonard wants George McGinnis in the @Hoophall. Both men will have to wait at least another year. My story. indy.st/1TgSHBi

Feb 12, 2016

I called #Pacers great Slick Leonard (in the HOF). His answer to me on if George McGinnis was not a finalist: "To me, it’s a joke."

Feb 12, 2016

To be eligible for the veterans committee, you have be "out of the game 35+ years.” George McGinnis retired 34 years ago.

Feb 12, 2016

Based on my calculations, George McGinnis is not eligible for the veterans direct-elect committee this year.

Feb 12, 2016

Former #Pacers star George McGinnis is not a finalist for the @Hoophall. He’s the only ABA or NBA MVP not in the Hall of Fame.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @CandaceDBuckner: Insider: Ellis leads #Pacers in closed-door meeting following blowout loss indy.st/1Tfx985 via @indystar

Feb 10, 2016

Most #Pacers fans, for good reason, felt Roy was healthy enough to play Monday. twitter.com/markg_medina/s…


Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.