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November 9, 1996
Opponent: Indiana PacersSite: Market Square Arena, IndianapolisTime: 7: 30TV/Radio: Channel 50/WWRC (980 AM)Outlook: The early part of the season has been a struggle for the Pacers, who have lost their first three games. Indiana is playing without centers Rik Smits (off-season surgery on his feet). Backup center Erick Dampier missed the first two games after having surgery for a hernia, but is back in uniform. Washington lost all four games against Indiana last season and has dropped eight straight at Market Square Arena.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1998
INDIANAPOLIS -- They've been the dominant team of the 1990s, winning five NBA titles. And during a span of 22 series -- in years when Michael Jordan played a full season -- the Chicago Bulls have faced an elimination game just once.Tomorrow, the defending NBA champions will walk down that rare path once again, after the Indiana Pacers survived a horrendous shooting game by their best player in last night's 92-89 win at Market Square Arena that evened the Eastern Conference final series at 3-3 and produced the first Game 7 for a Jordan team since 1992.
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By Jerry Bembry | May 5, 1998
No. 3 Indiana (58-24) vs.No. 7 New York (43-39)Season series: Pacers won 2-1, with the teams splitting the final two games when Patrick Ewing was sidelined.Last round: Indiana defeated No. 6 Cleveland in four games. New York defeated No. 2 seed Miami in five games.Key players: Indiana -- Reggie Miller (18.5 ppg), Rik Smits (16.8 ppg, 5.0 rbg), Chris Mullin (10.5 ppg), Mark Jackson (11.0 apg). New York -- Allan Houston (23.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Larry Johnson (20.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg), John Starks (16.8 ppg)
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By Jerry Bembry | May 17, 1998
No. 1 Chicago Bulls (62-20) vs. No. 2 Indiana Pacers (58-24)Season series: Tied 2-2 (Indiana, 94-83, on Nov. 28; Chicago, 105-97, on Feb. 17; Chicago, 90-84, on March 17; Indiana, 114-105, on April 13).Last appearance in Eastern Conference finals: Last year, the Bulls defeated the Miami Heat, 4-1, then beat the Utah Jazz, 4-2, in the NBA Finals. In 1995, the Pacers lost to Orlando, 4-3.Key players: Chicago -- Michael Jordan (32.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, in playoffs), Scottie Pippen (17.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 5.5 apg)
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By Scott Horner and Scott Horner,Contributing Writer | April 1, 1993
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brent Price will remember his first NBA start, though he might prefer not to.The Washington Bullets rookie -- pressed into service while Michael Adams returned home to be with his wife, who is expecting -- played a season-high 31 minutes last night at Market Square Arena, scoring eight points and dishing off a season-high seven assists.There were few other highlights for the Bullets, who were blasted, 114-95, by the Indiana Pacers and sent deeper into the Eastern Conference basement at 20-49.
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By Jerry Bembry | May 17, 1998
No. 1 Chicago Bulls (62-20) vs. No. 2 Indiana Pacers (58-24)Season series: Tied 2-2 (Indiana, 94-83, on Nov. 28; Chicago, 105-97, on Feb. 17; Chicago, 90-84, on March 17; Indiana, 114-105, on April 13).Last appearance in Eastern Conference finals: Last year, the Bulls defeated the Miami Heat, 4-1, then beat the Utah Jazz, 4-2, in the NBA Finals. In 1995, the Pacers lost to Orlando, 4-3.Key players: Chicago -- Michael Jordan (32.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, in playoffs), Scottie Pippen (17.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 5.5 apg)
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By Alan Goldstein | January 25, 1991
When the Washington Bullets and Indiana Pacers square off at the Baltimore Arena tonight, don't be surprised to find promoters Bob Arum and Don King as courtside spectators, searching for new boxing talent.Said Bullets coach Wes Unseld, who has been portrayed as both a peacemaker and instigator in past scuffles, depending on your point of view: "I don't think we like each other. That's no secret, and it shows up on the floor."It is not listed in the Ring record book, but several Bullets and Pacers have been fined for their extracurricular activities during the past two seasons.
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October 24, 1996
CollegesTerps' Cummings practices, but remains questionableBrian Cummings practiced with Maryland's football team, but coach Mark Duffner would not say if he would start or play against Duke on Saturday. Cummings had his second concussion of the season Saturday, in a 52-0 victory over Wake Forest. If Cummings is unable to play, Maryland will use redshirt freshman Ken Mastrole.Baseball: Gary Ward, 56, resigned after 19 years as baseball coach at Oklahoma State, saying his ailing back is a burden.
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April 17, 1992
Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Named Rick Dempsey organizational instructor.Boston Red Sox -- Signed C Bob Geren to a minor-league contract.Cincinnati Reds -- Placed 1B Hal Morris (broken right hand) on the 15-day DL. Activated P Rob Dibble. Optioned P Steve Foster to Triple-A Nashville. Called up IF Gary Green.Oakland Athletics -- Placed C Terry Steinbach (hairline fracture of left wrist) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled C Henry Mercedes from Triple-A Tacoma.Seattle Mariners -- Activated C Matt Sinatro from the 15-day DL. Recalled P Jeff Nelson (Catonsville High, Catonsville CC)
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January 6, 1998
BaseballBlue Jays: Signed OF Jacob Brumfield and IF Jeff Patzke to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.Mets: Asked waivers on P Joe Crawford for purpose of letting him pursue a career with Chiba Lotte of Japan.Pirates: Agreed to two-year contract with P Esteban Loaiza.Royals: Signed P Brian Barber to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.Tigers: Agreed to terms with P Doug Brocail on two-year contract and P Scott Sanders on one-year contract.BasketballNBA: Named Pacers C Rik Smits (22.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg in three wins)
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By Jerry Bembry | May 5, 1998
No. 3 Indiana (58-24) vs.No. 7 New York (43-39)Season series: Pacers won 2-1, with the teams splitting the final two games when Patrick Ewing was sidelined.Last round: Indiana defeated No. 6 Cleveland in four games. New York defeated No. 2 seed Miami in five games.Key players: Indiana -- Reggie Miller (18.5 ppg), Rik Smits (16.8 ppg, 5.0 rbg), Chris Mullin (10.5 ppg), Mark Jackson (11.0 apg). New York -- Allan Houston (23.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Larry Johnson (20.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg), John Starks (16.8 ppg)
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January 6, 1998
BaseballBlue Jays: Signed OF Jacob Brumfield and IF Jeff Patzke to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training.Mets: Asked waivers on P Joe Crawford for purpose of letting him pursue a career with Chiba Lotte of Japan.Pirates: Agreed to two-year contract with P Esteban Loaiza.Royals: Signed P Brian Barber to minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.Tigers: Agreed to terms with P Doug Brocail on two-year contract and P Scott Sanders on one-year contract.BasketballNBA: Named Pacers C Rik Smits (22.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg in three wins)
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November 9, 1996
Opponent: Indiana PacersSite: Market Square Arena, IndianapolisTime: 7: 30TV/Radio: Channel 50/WWRC (980 AM)Outlook: The early part of the season has been a struggle for the Pacers, who have lost their first three games. Indiana is playing without centers Rik Smits (off-season surgery on his feet). Backup center Erick Dampier missed the first two games after having surgery for a hernia, but is back in uniform. Washington lost all four games against Indiana last season and has dropped eight straight at Market Square Arena.
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October 24, 1996
CollegesTerps' Cummings practices, but remains questionableBrian Cummings practiced with Maryland's football team, but coach Mark Duffner would not say if he would start or play against Duke on Saturday. Cummings had his second concussion of the season Saturday, in a 52-0 victory over Wake Forest. If Cummings is unable to play, Maryland will use redshirt freshman Ken Mastrole.Baseball: Gary Ward, 56, resigned after 19 years as baseball coach at Oklahoma State, saying his ailing back is a burden.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rik Smits may bear a slight resemblance to fellow NBA big man Shawn Bradley, but any similarity between )) the Indiana Pacers star and the New Jersey Nets' underachieving center isn't evident on the court.Still, not everyone sees the difference. Recently at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., a man walked up to the 7-foot-4 center and said, "This is unbelievable. Can I have my picture taken with you?"Smits obliged, and the man put his arm around him, struck a pose and said proudly: "This is going to be great.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | May 30, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- One-point-three seconds?Piece of cake.There may have been better basketball games, but there have never been 13.3 seconds like yesterday's, when the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers swapped the lead three times before Rik Smits made a 14-footer at the buzzer, giving Indiana a 94-93 victory and a 2-2 tie in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals.An hour after the game, there were still crowds of happy fans on the streets and cars cruising downtown, blaring their horns."That was great," said Pacers guard Reggie Miller.
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January 23, 1991
BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with C Mike Heath (.270, 7 HR, 38 RBI in 122 games with Tigers) on a $2 million, two-year contract. Assigned OF Geronimo Berroa to Class AAA Richmond.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Announced that C Gary Carter has accepted an invitation to go to spring training.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Announced they have severed ties with Harrisburg of the Eastern League. Announced a working agreement with Columbus of the Southern League.Seattle Mariners -- Acquired P Dave Richards from the Detroit Tigers for IF Todd Haney.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 25, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Consider the four centers left in the NBA playoffs:There's David Robinson of the Spurs, league MVP. There's Hakeem Olajuwon of the Rockets, last year's MVP. There's Shaquille O'Neal, runner-up for MVP this season.There's Rik Smits of the Pacers.Which one doesn't belong?Correct, Smits is not in the class of his illustrious playoff peers. But after his best year as a pro, the 7-foot-4 Dutchman isn't all that far behind any more. Scorned as a bust after the Pacers had drafted him second overall in 1988, Smits has improved to the point he's in the first row of the second echelon of NBA centers, and perhaps poised to move up.He held his own and maybe more against Patrick Ewing of the Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, averaging 22.6 points to Ewing's 19.3.
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