The Indiana Pacers are entering a crucial season that could have a strong influence on their long-term future. One of the key factors contributing to that is Domantas Sabonis starting at power forward and being eligible for a contract extension.

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Dwight S. Gunter, 64, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. On Nov. 16, 1954, Dwight was born in Cass County to Virgil and Beverly Jeanne Raye Gunter. Dwight and Ruth Ann Richard were married on June 15, 1999 at Lake Tahoe, Calafornia. Surviving are his wife, Ruth, a daughter, Ky…

Rita Williamson, formerly of Royal Center, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Texas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Winamac Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.

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The Indiana Pacers and guard Edmond Sumner have agreed to a contract extension, according to reports from Kokomo Tribune columnist Grant Afseth and others.

NEW YORK (AP) — Point guard Darren Collison has decided to retire from the NBA after 10 seasons to focus on being a Jehovah's Witness.

The early parts of the offseason are usually a time for great optimism for many teams. The Indiana Pacers are certainly no exception to that rule despite not yet having a timetable for a return for All-Star guard Victor Oladipo.

Playoff basketball is almost upon us and the Indiana Pacers will face off against the Boston Celtics in the opening round. It is difficult to win in the playoffs without a star player, but this tight-knit Pacers team is looking to defy the odds.

Edmond Sumner sank three free throws with three-tenths of a second remaining, lifting the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers over the Atlanta Hawks 135-134 Wednesday night.

D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Joe Harris added 19 on Sunday, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers and back into the NBA playoffs for the first time in four years.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Tatum scored 22 points and Gordon Hayward added 21 in his return to Indianapolis on Friday night, leading the Boston Celtics to a crucial 117-97 victory over the Pacers.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A perennial lottery team in recent years, the Orlando Magic enter the final days of the season believing they are on the verge of returning to the postseason.

The Indiana Pacers are currently on track to face the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs but whether they will have home-court advantage or not has yet to be determined.