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The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team in Indianapolis. The franchise was founded in 1967-68 in the American Basketball Association before joining the National Basketball Association as part of a partial merger in 1976-77.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Indiana Pacers National Basketball Association Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis 1999-2000
Market Square Arena 1976-77 1999
American Basketball Association 1974-75 1976-76
Indiana Farmers Coliseum 1967-68 1973-74

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Seasons

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
American Basketball Association
1967-68 38 40 16 3rd in Eastern Division Defeated by Pittsburgh Pipers 3-0 (best-of-five) Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (32 regular season games + one postseason game)
Kokomo Memorial Gymnasium, Kokomo, Indiana (two regular season games)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana (one regular season game)
Hara Arena, Trotwood, Ohio (one regular season game)
Madison Consolidated High School Gym, Madison, Indiana (one regular season game)
New Castle Fieldhouse, New Castle, Indiana (one regular season game)
William L. Garrett Memorial Gymnasium, Shelbyville, Indiana (one regular season game)
1968-69 44 34 0 1st in Eastern Division Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Miami Floridians 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Oakland Oaks 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (39 regular season games + eight postseason games)
Anderson High School Wigwam (1961), Anderson, Indiana (one postseason game)
1969-70 59 25 0 1st in Eastern Division Defeated Carolina Cougars 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Los Angeles Stars 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (37 regular season games + eight postseason games)
Anderson High School Wigwam (1961), Anderson, Indiana (four regular season games)
Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky (one regular season game)
1970-71 58 26 0 1st in Western Division Defeated Memphis Pros 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Utah Stars 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (39 regular season games + five postseason games)
Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky (two regular season games)
Anderson High School Wigwam (1961), Anderson, Indiana (one regular season game + one postseason game)
1971-72 47 37 13 2nd in Western Division Defeated Denver Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Utah Stars 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated New York Nets 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (40 regular season games + six postseason games)
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana (three postseason games)
Anderson High School Wigwam (1961), Anderson, Indiana (one regular season games + one postseason game)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana (one regular season game)
1972-73 51 33 4 2nd in Western Division Defeated Denver Rockets 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Utah Stars 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Kentucky Colonels 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum (40 regular season games + nine postseason games)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana (two regular season games)
1973-74 46 38 5 2nd in Western Division Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Utah Stars 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis (40 regular season games + six postseason games)
Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana (one regular season game + one postseason game)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana (one regular season game)
1974-75 45 39 20 3rd in Western Division Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Denver Nuggets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Kentucky Colonels 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (40 regular season games + eight postseason games)
Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana (two regular season games)
1975-76 39 45 21 5th Defeated by Kentucky Colonels 2-1 (best-of-three) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana (one regular season game)
National Basketball Association
1976-77 36 46 14 5th in Midwest Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1977-78 31 51 17 5th in Midwest Division
10th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1978-79 38 44 10 3rd in Midwest Division
8th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1979-80 37 45 13 4th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1980-81 44 38 16 3rd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 2-0 (best-of-three) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
1981-82 35 47 20 4th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1982-83 20 62 31 6th in Central Division
11th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1983-84 26 56 24 6th in Central Division
11th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1984-85 22 60 37 6th in Central Division
11th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1985-86 26 56 31 6th in Central Division
10th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1986-87 41 41 16 4th in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Atlanta Hawks 3-1 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1987-88 38 44 16 6th in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1988-89 28 54 35 6th in Central Division
10th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1989-90 42 40 17 4th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 3-0 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
1990-91 41 41 20 5th in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Boston Celtics 3-2 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1991-92 40 42 27 4th in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Boston Celtics 3-0 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + one postseason game)
1992-93 41 41 16 5th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by New York Knickerbockers 3-1 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1993-94 47 35 10 3rd in Central Division
5th in Eastern Conference
Defeated Orlando Magic 3-0 (best-of-five)
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by New York Knickerbockers 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + seven postseason games)
1994-95 52 30 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 3-0 (best-of-five)
Defeated New York Knickerbockers 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Orlando Magic 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
1995-96 52 30 20 2nd in Central Division
3rd in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Atlanta Hawks 3-2 (best-of-five) Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
1996-97 39 43 30 6th in Central Division
10th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
1997-98 58 24 4 2nd in Central Division
3rd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated New York Knickerbockers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
1999 33 17 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Milwaukee Bucks 3-0 (best-of-five)
Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by New York Knickerbockers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (25 regular season games + seven postseason game)
1999-2000 56 26 0 1st in Central Division
1st in Eastern Conference
Defeated Milwaukee Bucks 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated New York Knickerbockers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + 12 postseason games)
2000-01 41 41 11 4th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 3-1 (best-of-five) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2001-02 42 40 8 4th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by New Jersey Nets 3-2 (best-of-five) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2002-03 48 34 2 2nd in Central Division
3rd in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-2 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2003-04 61 21 0 1st in Central Division
1st in Eastern Conference
Defeated Boston Celtics 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Miami HEAT 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
2004-05 44 38 10 3rd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated Boston Celtics 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
2005-06 41 41 23 4th in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by New Jersey Nets 4-2 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2006-07 35 47 18 4th in Central Division
10th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
2007-08 36 46 23 3rd in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
2008-09 36 46 30 4th in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
2009-10 32 50 29 4th in Central Division
10th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
2010-11 37 45 25 2nd in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 4-1 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2011-12 42 24 8 2nd in Central Division
3rd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Orlando Magic 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (33 regular season games + six postseason games)
2012-13 49 32 0 1st in Central Division
3rd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated New York Knickerbockers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + nine postseason games)
2013-14 56 26 0 1st in Central Division
1st in Eastern Conference
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Washington Wizards 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + 10 postseason games)
2014-15 38 44 15 4th in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games)
2015-16 45 37 12 2nd in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Toronto Raptors 4-3 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2016-17 42 40 9 3rd in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2017-18 48 34 2 2nd in Central Division
5th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2018-19 48 34 12 2nd in Central Division
5th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-0 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2019-20 45 28 11 2nd in Central Division
4th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-0 (best-of-seven) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (32 regular season games)
AdventHealth Arena, County of Osceola, Florida (one regular season game + one postseason game)
The Field House, County of Osceola, Florida (one regular season game + one postseason game)
Visa Athletic Center, County of Osceola, Florida (two regular season games)