2018–19 Indiana Pacers season

The 2018–19 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 52nd season as a franchise and 43rd season in the NBA.

2018–19 Indiana Pacers season
Head coachNate McMillan
General managerChad Buchanan
Owner(s)Herbert Simon
ArenaBankers Life Fieldhouse
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(Lost to Celtics 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Indiana
Radio1070 The Fan
< 2017–18 2019–20 >

The Pacers endured a major setback when their star player, Victor Oladipo, suffered a season-ending knee injury in a January game against Toronto. Oladipo was nevertheless voted an All-Star reserve. The Pacers struggled after Oladipo's injury, posting a 16–19 record during the rest of the season. Despite their late-season struggles, the Pacers clinched a playoff appearance and matched their 48–34 record from the previous year.

The Pacers were defeated in four games by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. For the second time in three years the Pacers were swept in the playoffs, and the loss marked their fourth consecutive defeat in the first round.

NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 23 Aaron Holiday PG   United States UCLA
2 50 Alize Johnson PF   United States Missouri State

RosterEdit

2018–19 Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 44 Bogdanović, Bojan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 216 lb (98 kg) 1989–04–18 Croatia
G 2 Collison, Darren 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1987–08–23 UCLA
G 12 Evans, Tyreke 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–09–19 Memphis
G 3 Holiday, Aaron 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996–09–30 UCLA
F 24 Johnson, Alize 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1996–04–22 Missouri State
G 6 Joseph, Cory 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1991–08–20 Texas
F 22 Leaf, T. J. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1997–04–30 UCLA
G 23 Matthews, Wesley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1986–10–14 Marquette
F 20 McDermott, Doug 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1992–01–03 Creighton
G 4 Oladipo, Victor   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1992–05–04 Indiana
C 10 O'Quinn, Kyle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1990–03–26 Norfolk State
G 32 Reed, Davon (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1995–06–11 Miami (FL)
F 11 Sabonis, Domantas 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–05–03 Gonzaga
G 5 Sumner, Edmond 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1995–12–31 Xavier
F/C 33 Turner, Myles 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1996–03–24 Texas
F 21 Young, Thaddeus 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1988–06–21 Georgia Tech
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–10

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zMilwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732 0.0 33–8 27–14 14–2 82
xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 12.0 29–12 19–22 11–5 82
xDetroit Pistons 41 41 .500 19.0 26–15 15–26 8–8 82
Chicago Bulls 22 60 .268 38.0 9–32 13–28 3–13 82
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 41.0 13–28 6–35 4–12 82

ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zMilwaukee Bucks * 60 22 .732 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 58 24 .707 2.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 9.0 82
4 xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 11.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 12.0 82
6 xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 18.0 82
7 yOrlando Magic * 42 40 .512 18.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 41 41 .500 19.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 .476 21.0 82
10 Miami Heat 39 43 .476 21.0 82
11 Washington Wizards 32 50 .390 28.0 82
12 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 22 60 .268 38.0 82
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 41.0 82
15 New York Knicks 17 65 .207 43.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–2 (Home: 0–0; Road: 2–2)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2018–19 game log
Total: 48–34 (Home: 29–12; Road: 19–22)
2018–19 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2019 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
2019 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Ike Anigbogu C 3 0 6 3 1 0 1 0
Bojan Bogdanović SF 81 81 2,573 333 161 69 1 1,454
Darren Collison PG 76 76 2,143 232 459 110 9 853
Tyreke Evans SG 69 18 1,402 201 166 58 18 706
Aaron Holiday PG 50 0 646 67 87 21 13 294
Alize Johnson PF 14 0 64 19 1 1 3 13
Cory Joseph PG 82 9 2,063 279 321 94 22 537
T. J. Leaf PF 58 1 522 125 24 9 19 225
Wesley Matthews SG 23 23 725 65 55 20 4 251
Doug McDermott SF 77 1 1,340 109 67 18 8 564
Kyle O'Quinn C 45 3 371 119 56 9 25 156
Victor Oladipo SG 36 36 1,147 202 186 60 11 675
Davon Reed SG 10 0 47 6 3 1 0 12
Domantas Sabonis C 74 5 1,838 690 212 48 30 1,043
Edmond Sumner PG 23 2 210 24 10 12 5 66
Myles Turner C 74 74 2,119 531 115 60 199 984
Thaddeus Young PF 81 81 2,489 523 204 123 36 1,024

After all games.[1]
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

PlayoffsEdit

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Bojan Bogdanović SF 4 4 148 23 11 8 0 72
Darren Collison PG 4 4 117 12 16 2 0 48
Tyreke Evans SG 4 0 84 17 3 2 1 61
Aaron Holiday PG 3 0 13 0 0 0 0 5
Cory Joseph PG 4 0 85 7 4 4 0 30
T. J. Leaf PF 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 2
Wesley Matthews SG 4 4 119 10 8 3 1 28
Doug McDermott SF 3 0 29 5 4 0 1 6
Kyle O'Quinn C 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Domantas Sabonis C 4 0 96 29 16 3 1 34
Edmond Sumner PG 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Myles Turner C 4 4 126 25 6 0 7 39
Thaddeus Young PF 4 4 130 28 15 11 3 42

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "Pacers Announce 2018 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
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  4. ^ "Pacers Sign Kyle O'Quinn". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Pacers Sign C.J. Wilcox to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Pacers Sign Davon Reed". NBA.com. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pacers Sign Stephan Hicks to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 20, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Lakers Sign Lance Stephenson". NBA.com. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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  10. ^ "Xinjiang Flying Tigers signs Al Jefferson". asia-basket.com. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Joe Young will leave the NBA and go play in China". 8 Points 9 Seconds. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Daniel Hamilton and Alex Poythress". NBA.com. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.