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

Pacers’ Mahinmi keeps playing while taking a beating — 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.

Pacers eager to face Kobe Bryant one final time — 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.

Feb 08, 2016

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

Pacers hold on to beat Pistons — 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.

Feb 07, 2016

RT @indystar: The Pacers’ lead was dwindling from eight … to six … to four. But then they move the ball.

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

Turner: Highlight block on LeBron followed by humbling mistake — 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… by @ByNateTaylor

Feb 02, 2016

Myles Turner's highlight block on LeBron James is followed by a humbling mistake.

Pacers frontcourt will be tested by Cavaliers — 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.

George Hill returns to the basics, cuts his blond hair — George Hill's hair, the blond fixture in the NBA this season that became a divisive topic among players, coaches and fans, returned to its natural state Saturday, a black buzz cut. Hill's former hairdo, which resembled that of former R&B star Sisqó, was cut Saturday morning, just hours before the Indiana Pacers hosted the Denver Nuggets.
Jan 31, 2016

For the late-night crowd: George Hill returns to the basics & cuts his blond hair.

Jan 31, 2016

Some people rejoiced. Others were heartbroken. George Hill, after 9 months, cuts his blond hair.

Knee treatment brings improved production from Pacers' Ellis — At first, Monta Ellis was happy to spend less time with the Indiana Pacers' training staff. Then, he felt a significant difference in his legs, most notably his right knee. That has been followed with his best production of the season.
Jan 29, 2016

New story. Knee treatment brings improved production for Monta Ellis.

Jan 30, 2016

Monta Ellis reached another level tonight. Getting the fluid drained from the back of his right knee helped.

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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 via @indystar

Feb 10, 2016

Most #Pacers fans, for good reason, felt Roy was healthy enough to play Monday.…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @CandaceDBuckner: Vogel on Stuckey: “We’re expecting him to jump into practice & for a few days, a couple games, still see how he’s reac…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @CandaceDBuckner: #Pacers coach Frank Vogel said team hopes Rodney Stuckey (rt foot sprain/bone bruise) returns to practice after All-Star break.

Feb 10, 2016

What?! Of course this happens the night I'm not at the arena.…

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