Pacers Host Orlando to Open 2013-14 Season, Featured in 17 Nationally Televised Games
August 6, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS – The defending Central Division Champion and Eastern Conference Finalist Indiana Pacers will open the 2013-14 National Basketball Association season by hosting the Orlando Magic, Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. The Pacers will also appear on national television 17 times: eight on ESPN, seven on NBATV and two on TNT.
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The schedule is highlighted by games against division rival Chicago (Nov. 6 and Mar. 21); the defending world champion Miami Heat, who the Pacers extended to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals (Dec. 10 and Mar. 26); the revamped Brooklyn Nets (Dec. 28 and Feb. 1) and the lone visit of the season by playoff foe New York (Jan. 16 in a nationally-televised game on TNT). Visits from top Western Conference teams include: Houston (Dec. 20); the Los Angeles Clippers (Jan. 18); the Los Angeles Lakers (Feb. 25); Golden State (Mar. 4); San Antonio (Mar. 31) and Oklahoma City (Apr. 13).
Two other special home dates are the traditional night after Thanksgiving game against Washington (Friday, Nov. 29, 8:00 p.m.) and a 3:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve afternoon game against Cleveland (Tuesday, Dec. 31).
The Pacers national television schedule includes the following: Chicago, Nov. 6 (ESPN); at Brooklyn, Nov. 9 (NBATV); at New York, Nov. 20 (ESPN); at Miami, Dec. 18 (ESPN); Houston, Dec. 20 (ESPN); Brooklyn, Dec. 28 (NBATV); New York, Jan. 16 (TNT); L.A. Clippers, Jan. 18 (NBATV); at Golden State, Jan. 20 (TNT); at Minnesota, Feb. 19 (ESPN); at Houston, Mar. 7 (ESPN); at New York, Mar. 19 (ESPN); at Chicago, Mar. 24 (NBATV); Miami, Mar. 26 (ESPN); San Antonio, Mar. 31 (NBATV); at Miami, Apr. 11 (NBATV); Oklahoma City, Apr. 13 (NBATV). The Pacers’ FOX Sports Indiana television schedule will be announced at a later date.
The Pacers are regarded as one the top teams in the East and contenders for the NBA championship. Led by David West, 2013 All-Star and 2012-13 Most Improved Player Paul George, center Roy Hibbert, guard George Hill and much-improved Lance Stephenson, the starting five returns intact. With the expected return of veteran Danny Granger, who played just five games last season with a knee injury, and the additions of Luis Scola, Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson, Donald Sloan and first round draft pick Solomon Hill strengthening a bench that has returning veterans Ian Mahinmi and Orlando Johnson.
All Pacers’ home games will begin at 7:00 p.m. except for Chicago, Nov. 6 (8:00 p.m.); Washington, Nov. 29 (8:00 p.m.); Houston, Dec. 20 (8:00 p.m.); Boston, Dec. 22 (6:00 p.m.); Cleveland, Dec. 31 (3:00 p.m.); Utah, Mar. 2 (6:00 p.m.); Miami, Mar. 26 (8:00 p.m.); Atlanta (Apr. 6), 6:00 p.m., and Oklahoma City, Apr. 13 (6:00 p.m.).
All games will be on radio at 1070 The Fan (1070-AM, 107.5 FM).
Fans can get information on all ticket packages, including full season, half season and 11-game Fan’s Choice by going to Pacers.com/tickets or by calling (317) 917-2827 to speak to a ticket sales representative. Single game ticket sales information for all games will be announced at a later date.
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