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A season to remember for the Indiana Pacers

The Pacers’ season came to a close on Memorial Day, but it’s definitely one to remember as the young, smaller-market team put up a fight in the playoffs.

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You’ve probably seen these yellow shirts around town as the Pacers hosted “Gold Out” games in the playoffs.

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After a devastating loss Monday night to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there’s still a lot to be proud of. The Pacers’ season came to a close in front of a sellout crowd of 17,274 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

This season, Indiana made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 10 years. Including the In-Season Tournament Finals, the Pacers played 100 games. They finished 47-35 in the regular season and 8-9 in the playoffs.

“A lot’s been learned [...] guys that have been first-time playoff players have learned about the intensity, the road environment, the physical and mental demands of playing every other day with elevated competition virtually every week, and so a lot will be taken from that,” said Coach Rick Carlisle.

Before the two straight home losses to the Celtics, the Pacers were a perfect 6-0 on their home court in the playoffs.

“This is a year that a lot of people are going to remember for a long time, but I don’t want this to be just a feel-good story [...] we want this to be the standard, and we gotta prove that we can do that,” said Tyrese Haliburton.

Thanks for a great season, guys.

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