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NBA Player Makes $8M, Lives in Parents' Basement

This way he doesn't have to cut the grass

(Newser) - Jeff Teague is setting himself up for millennial jokes by living in his parents' basement, notes USA Today . Unlike a lot of millennials, however, he happens to make $8 million a year. The 28-year-old NBA player tells Fox Sports that he bought a house in his hometown of Indianapolis several... More »

NBA Rookie Arrested for Domestic Abuse

Police say he pushed girlfriend down flight of stairs

(Newser) - Lance Stephenson, the Pacers’ second-round pick in this year’s draft, was arrested yesterday after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down the stairs. The incident happened around 5am, police tell the New York Daily News . According to them, Stephenson, 19, sent Jasmine Williams, 21, to the hospital with head and neck... More »

President Schools Hoops Analyst in H-O-R-S-E

Retired Indiana Pacer Clark Kellogg of CBS lets down his guard

(Newser) - CBS basketball analyst Clark Kellogg knows pressure—he played for Ohio State and the Indiana Pacers before moving to the TV studio—but he appears to have let his guard down on the White House court. In a game of H-O-R-S-E—renamed P-O-T-U-S, a common abbreviation of "president of... More »

Lakers' Artest: 'I Used to Drink at Halftime'

Volatile star says he kept Hennessy in locker while with Bulls

(Newser) - Ron Artest drank cognac during games in his first few NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the volatile forward tells the Sporting News . “I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime,” Artest, now 30 and with the Los Angeles Lakers, says. “I (kept it) in my... More »

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was... More »

Dunleavy Leads Pacers Past Knicks in Zeke's Possible Finale

Crawford scores 25 points in first half

(Newser) - Mike Dunleavy tied a career high with 36 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat New York 132-123 on Wednesday night, sending the Knicks to a franchise record-tying 59th loss in what might have been Isiah Thomas' last game as coach. New Knicks president Donnie Walsh hasn't promised Thomas he'll keep... More »

Hawks Clinch a Playoff Berth

Long postseason drought over thanks to Indiana loss

(Newser) - For the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Hawks are headed to the NBA playoffs after clinching the final spot in the Eastern Conference when Indiana, the only other team with a mathematical chance, lost at Washington 117-110. The league's longest playoff drought ended with Atlanta enjoying an off day.... More »

Wizards Subs Bounce Pacers From Playoffs

Washington never trails in surprisingly casual win

(Newser) - The Washington Wizards' backups were more than enough to eliminate the very sub-.500 Indiana Pacers from the playoff race, 117-110 Monday. Coach Eddie Jordan went to his bench early and often, getting 31 points from Roger Mason, 14 from rookie Nick Young and little resistance from the Pacers' defense.... More »

Pacers Top 76ers, Win Fourth Straight

Granger scores 30 with 12 boards to keep slim playoff hopes alive

(Newser) - Danny Granger had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers kept their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive with an 85-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Indiana won its fourth straight, and entered Friday trailing No. 8 Atlanta, but still likely needs to win its final... More »

Dunleavy Helps Pacers Stay in the Hunt

Atlanta stumbles 112-98, leaving playoff door ajar

(Newser) - Mike Dunleavy scored 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 Tuesday night to avoid elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race. A win by the Hawks would have knocked the Pacers from contention, and Atlanta would have needed just one win or a New Jersey loss... More »

Diener Leads Pacers Past Bucks

Indiana stays alive, playoffs-wise, with 105-97 win

(Newser) - Travis Diener scored 15 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-97 Sunday night to remain in the playoff hunt. Diener made five of six 3-pointers in the final period. The Pacers trail the Atlanta Hawks by three games for the... More »

Dunleavy Pulls Pacers Past Milwaukee

Win pulls Indiana within three games of Atlanta in East playoff race

(Newser) - Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Indiana kept its faint playoff hopes alive by edging the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-101, Friday night. Indiana pulled within three games of Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the victory. Troy Murphy scored 17 points and Danny... More »

Celtics' Turnaround Reaches Record Proportions

Boston's 60th win a romp over Indiana, 92-77

(Newser) - The Celtics' 60th win of the season was a 92-77 joyride against the Pacers, marking a 36-win improvement over the previous year—tying the 1996-97 Spurs for the best turnaround in league history. It was Boston's 41st win by at least 10 points, and it featured a typical 20-point, 11-rebound... More »

Walsh: No Decision Yet on Isiah

Thomas a hot topic at introductory press conference

(Newser) - Embattled Knicks coach—and former president—Isiah Thomas was a popular subject at the inaugural press conference of Donnie Walsh, his replacement at the top of the organization. However, Walsh offered no immediate judgment of Thomas's performance in New York, speaking of him only in vague and positive terms: "... More »

Bosh, Raptors Outmuscle Bobcats 104-100

In race for playoff spot, Hawks, Pacers rout Grizzlies, Heat

(Newser) - In a rollercoaster of a contest, the Raptors took control of the East's coveted sixth seed, defeating the Bobcats, 104-100. Chris Bosh's 32 points led all scorers. Toronto capitalized on 17 straight baskets in the first quarter, then went cold, trailing at halftime, 63-58. T.J. Ford put the game... More »

Backup Suns Shine Bright in Philly Win

Raptors top Knicks while Pacers beat Nets, cling to playoff life

(Newser) - Phoenix got double-figures in scoring from five players, including 17 apiece from Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw off the bench, and defeated red-hot Philadelphia, 107-93, reports the Arizona Republic. The Suns played solid defense, forcing the Sixers, who had won seven of their last eight, to miss their first 13... More »

Dolan Still Wants Thomas

Owner says he won't get in way of a new GM, but hopes Isiah remains on bench

(Newser) - Donnie Walsh's handshake agreement to run the Knicks next season could end up being a goodbye wave if owner James Dolan meddles too much, reports the New York Daily News. Dolan had said he won't step in if Walsh wants to replace coach Isiah Thomas, but he also made it... More »

Ford, Bosh Lead Raptors Past Pistons

Boone has big game for Nets, Crawford lifts Knicks in overtime

(Newser) - TJ Ford celebrated his return to the starting lineup with 13 points and nine assists to help the Toronto Raptors beat the the Detroit Pistons 89-82 last night, reports the Associated Press. Chris Bosh also had 28 points as the Raptors won for just the fourth time in 15 games.... More »

West, Paul Fend Off Frisky Pacers

Fourth straight win keeps Hornets atop West

(Newser) - David West led all scorers with 35 points as New Orleans began a six-game Eastern road trip by defeating Indiana, 114-106. The Pacers kept it close, cutting the lead to two points with 4:30 to play; they then scored just two baskets for the rest of the game. Chris... More »

Wizards Conjure Up 87-86 Victory over Magic

Heat score only 54 in loss to Raptors, Pacers tame Bobcats 102-95

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 39 points but it wasn’t enough as the Orlando Magic fell to the Washington Wizards 87-86. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy was not pleased with his team’s play. “Other than [Turkoglu] and [Keith Bogans], it was a miserable, miserable miserable offensive night,... More »

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