ATLANTA (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 26 points, Myles Turner had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their second straight game with a 125-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edmond Sumner earned a start for Indiana that came with a daunting assignment: defending Stephen Curry.
Myles Turner made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:59 left and scored...
Brooklyn Nets (23-28, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (31-22, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
New Orleans Pelicans (21-31, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (31-21, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Myles Turner dominated down low and the Pacers hit enough big shots to squeeze out the victory — even though things got tight at the end.
Miami Heat (26-10, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (23-14, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
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MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra warned his team before the game that matchups between Indiana and Miami tend to get decided by a loose ball somewhere.
Indiana Pacers (21-10, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (22-8, third in the Eastern Conference)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren and Myles Turner scored 24 points apiece, Aaron Holiday sank two 3-pointers late and the Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors 120-115 in overtime on Monday...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Holiday likened the back-and-forth test of resiliency against the defending NBA champions to that of a playoff game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Holiday didn’t offer much of an explanation for his recent scoring surge that has helped the Indiana Pacers win three consecutive games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren's aggressive approach led the Indiana Pacers to their biggest offensive night of the season.
Warren scored 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, and the Pacers beat...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pacers relied on the Holiday brothers to overcome some injuries in their backcourt.
Aaron Holiday finished with career highs of 24 points and 13 assists, Justin Holiday...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan wanted to see adjustments and quick, and the Indiana Pacers head coach saw what he looking for in a 121-106 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have exercised contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday.
Leaf was the team's first-round draft pick in 2017 and has averaged 3.4 points and 1.9...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren't picky or worried about style points.
With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for an eighth straight game with a sore right knee, the Pacers will take wins, no matter how they come.
Myles Turner matched his season high with 18 points and added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers defeated Chicago 96-90 on Tuesday night and spoiled the debut of new Bulls coach Jim Boylen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Ali slammed a one-handed dunk over 7-foot Dawson Carper and gave a look in the direction of Lonzo Ball sitting baseline.
Ball, the one-and-done UCLA star now with the Los Angeles Lakers, nodded.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With All-Star Victor Oladipo out for most of the game, the Pacers relied on a veteran and a rookie to put away the Hawks.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, hitting a late 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to seal the win, as Indiana beat Atlanta 97-89 on Saturday night.
"Bogey is always aggressive," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "He's looking to attack. Tonight, in the second half of the fourth quarter, he really made some big shots."
Last season: 21-12, lost to St. Bonaventure in First Four of NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Steve Alford.
Who's gone: Guard Aaron Holiday (NBA), forward G.G. Goloman, center Thomas Welsh (NBA).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers saw Aaron Holiday as a perfect fit even before Thursday night's NBA Draft.
They liked his scoring potential and his commitment to defense. They were impressed by his basketball wits and his family's athletic successes. And, they figured, he could make a smooth transition from college to the pros by blending into the Pacers' locker room culture.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard Jaylen Hands will put his name in the NBA draft without hiring an agent, which would allow the freshman to return to school.
He announced his plans on social media, saying he's excited for feedback on his pro prospects while retaining his college eligibility.
Hands averaged 9.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists, starting 15 of the 31 games he played. He sprained his ankle in practice the week before the Bruins' regular-season finale.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard Aaron Holiday says he will forgo his senior year to enter the NBA draft.
The junior from Chatsworth, California, announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says that he and his family feel it's in his best interest to declare for the June draft. He thanked his family, coaches, school and Bruins fans for their support.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deandre Ayton was admittedly nervous in his first Pac-12 tournament game, awed by the size of the arena and the spotlight.
More comfortable and familiar with his surroundings, the Bahamian big man dominated his second go-round, sending the Wildcats into the title game for the second straight season.
Ayton scored seven of his 32 points in overtime and grabbed 14 rebounds, lifting No. 15 Arizona to a 78-67 victory over UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals on Friday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aaron Holiday saw the lane open and took it — over and over.
Darting and dashing his way through Stanford's defense, Holiday matched a career high with 34 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds in UCLA's 88-77 victory over Cardinal in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Down to its last regular season game, UCLA needed a win to avoid playing a day early in the Pac-12 tournament and gain a resume-building road victory against a good team.
Aaron Holiday scored 34 points, Kris Wilkes added 22 and UCLA rallied over the final eight minutes to beat Southern California 83-72 on Saturday night and complete a season sweep in the crosstown rivalry.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA blew a double-digit lead in the second half when its star guard Aaron Holiday left the game in foul trouble. But he came back in time to rescue the Bruins and lead them to an overtime victory.
Holiday scored 29 points and Kris Wilkes added 19 to lead UCLA to an 86-78 overtime victory over the Ducks in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time UCLA played Oregon State this season left not just the memory of a double-overtime loss for the Bruins, but getting outrebounded and generally outmuscled.
UCLA coach Steve Alford made it clear prior to Thursday's rematch they would need a much different effort, and the Bruins delivered in a 75-68 victory over the Beavers.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA had a difficult start to the season when three players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges. The Bruins had a rough stretch early in the Pac-12 schedule while laboring through a series of injuries.
They seem to be turning a corner at just the right time.
UCLA played one of its best all-around games of the season Thursday night, picking up a resume-boosting win by beating No. 13 Arizona 82-74 at one college basketball's most difficult road venues.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA pushed around the Arizona Wildcats on their home court, swarming on defense and attacking on offense.
A win like this, against a ranked team in one of college basketball's toughest venues, could push the Bruins off the NCAA Tournament bubble.
Aaron Holiday scored 17 points, Gyorgy Golomon added a career-high 16 and UCLA shot its way past No. 13 Arizona, 82-74 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before the game, the UCLA student section serenaded Thomas Welsh with "Happy Birthday."
The senior was giving the gift, though.
Welsh hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, lifting the Bruins to an 82-79 victory on Saturday and snapping the Trojans' six-game winning streak.
"That's special when you have a seven-footer who can make threes," UCLA coach Steve Alford said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA's Jaylen Hands was on a breakaway with Kris Wilkes and no Stanford defenders in the area. Hands got creative and took a play out of his high school playbook of fancy, crowd-pleasing moves.
He used a between-the-legs alleyoop pass to Wilkes for a basket.
"I got the rebound, and I saw Kris running and I remember I had a lot of space, so I was like, 'I've got to do something crazy,' " Hands said. "I didn't know what to do and it just came into my head."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming into Thursday night's game, California and UCLA were both struggling, and only one was going to come out feeling better as the second half of Pac-12 play begins.
Aaron Holiday had 21 points and the Bruins put together a pair of impressive runs to beat Cal 70-57 and snap a three-game losing streak.
"We're going to have to build on that," said UCLA coach Steve Alford.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's strategy in the final seconds was simple: Foul before UCLA could get off a tying 3-pointer and then get the ball into Payton Pritchard's hands.
The Ducks did both to avoid a fourth home loss before their first sellout crowd of the season.
Pritchard scored 25 points, capped by four free throws in the final 6.7 seconds, to help Oregon hold off UCLA for a 94-91 win on Saturday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A pair of back-to-back 3-pointers with under three minutes to go boosted the Beavers.
Tres Tinkle had 16 points and Oregon State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday night.
Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks each added 12 points for the Beavers (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12), who finished with all five starters in double figures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Holiday has yet to miss a game in three seasons at UCLA. Starting or coming off the bench, he's been reliable.
Now, he's putting up numbers.
Holiday scored 20 points and UCLA defeated Utah 83-64 on Thursday night to stay atop the Pac-12 standings.
Holiday has been on a roll since league play began nearly two weeks ago, averaging 17.8 points. He also leads the Bruins (13-4, 4-1 Pac-12) in scoring with 19.4 points.
BERKELEY,Calif. (AP) — After experiencing arguably their most dispiriting loss of the season earlier in the week, UCLA wasn't about to leave anything to chance.
Aaron Holiday scored 21 points and Thomas Walsh scored 19 more as the Bruins jumped out to an early lead on their way to a 107-84 victory over California on Saturday.
The Bruins (12-4, 3-1 Pac-12), who blew a big lead in Thursday's double-overtime loss to Stanford, opened a 13-2 lead to start the game against Cal.
BERKELEY,Calif. (AP) — Aaron Holiday scored 21 points, Thomas Walsh added 19 more and UCLA defeated California 107-84 on Saturday.
The Bruins (12-4, 3-1 Pac-12) reached a season-high in points, picking up their fifth win in the past six games. They beat California (7-9, 1-2) for a fifth time in seven games.
All five UCLA starters reached double digits in scoring.
Kris Wilkes finished with 16 points, Prince Ali had 15 points and Alex Olesinski had 14.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens scored a career-high 26 points, including a 3-pointer in the final two minutes of the second overtime, to help Stanford surprise UCLA 107-99 in Pac-12 Conference action Thursday night.
Daejon Davis added a season-best 22 points for the Cardinal (7-8, 1-1), who have beaten the Bruins three of the past four meetings at home.
"We haven't won in a while," Davis said. "Now I'm looking forward to more moments like this."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a second half to remember for the young Bruins on Sunday night. UCLA runs of 15-0 and 24-1 in the second half to turn a 14-point deficit with 17 minutes to play into a 21-point victory.
Freshman Kris Wilkes scored a career-high 21 points and Aaron Holiday added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Bruins to a 74-53 win over Washington on Sunday night.