Bob Kravitz

KRAVITZ: Go ahead and blame Bird, but he’s got one hand tied behind his back

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They have the 24th highest payroll in the NBA. Twenty-fourth out of 30 teams. Meanwhile, seven of the eight teams with the highest budgets reached the playoffs.Read more

KRAVITZ: With the Pacers’ season over, there’s just one question that matters: What about PG?

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It’s not too early, then, to talk about the future, about what’s-next, because everything the Pacers do now, everything they become, all hinges on Paul George.Read more

KRAVITZ:  Pacers’ Game 3 choke job against the Cavs is one for the history books

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The first half was perfect basketball, beautiful, a sight to behold. Then, the mental lightweights that they are, the Pacers fell apart in a million little piecesRead more


KRAVITZ: Hungover Pacers still reeling from Game 3 and looking to salvage their pride in Game 4

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This was the scene at the portion of Friday’s Pacers practice that the media was allowed to watch: Several large zombies wearing basketball gear went from free-throw...Read more

KRAVITZ: It’s time – past time – to start Lance Stephenson against the Cavaliers

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At this point, what do the Indiana Pacers have to lose except for another playoff game and, ultimately, this series against the Cleveland Cavaliers?Read more

KRAVITZ: After 1 murder and the promise of more, Cleveland is a city on edge

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I was scared silly to be just a few blocks from Cleveland State and just a short ride from the Glenville section of Cleveland, where the elderly man was shot and killed...Read more

KRAVITZ: Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Paul George needs help, and he needs it now

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Watching the Pacers drop Game 2 Monday night, 117-111, it became abundantly clear – like it wasn’t clear before – that Larry Bird needs to reconfigure this roster and...Read more

KRAVITZ: Lance being Lance is all fun and games, until it awakens Cleveland and The King

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are sleep-walking. No need to sound any alarms.Read more

KRAVITZ: George makes the smart play, but with the wrong result; Cavs escape in Game 1

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Ultimately, Paul George made the right play, the basketball play. It just wasn’t a winning play.Read more


KRAVITZ: One day later, Pacers come to terms with what-might-have-been in Game 1 in Cleveland

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The issue facing the Pacers now is figuring out a way to slow down Cleveland, and there are no quick fixes.Read more

KRAVITZ:  Are the Pacers ready for prime time? Will Lance blow in Lebron’s ear? Time to find out

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Say hello to primetime. Say hello to Lebron versus Lance, and you know we can’t get through a series without something weird happening. Say hello to Lebron versus Paul...Read more