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Setting The Pace is a Pacers Podcast with Alex Golden and Mike Facci. Brought to you by the Blue Wire Podcast Network.


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Setting The Pace is a Pacers Podcast with Alex Golden and Mike Facci. Brought to you by the Blue Wire Podcast Network.




Showtime Haliburton Closes Out Pelicans!

Alex and Facci recap the Pacers bounce back victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The guys also discuss the importance of every game moving forward, the upcoming road trip and how good it was to see Tyrese and Siakam connect in the clutch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Pacers Stocks!

Alex and Michael are back for another episode of Setting The Pace! The guys play a little stock up, down or in the middle for the 12 players consistently in the rotation and share their thoughts on their play of late. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mathurin's Masterclass Not Enough for Pacers

Alex and Michael Facci are back for another episode of Setting The Pace, where they recap the Pacers 8-point loss to the Toronto Raptors. The guys discuss the poor play from Haliburton and the Pacers interior defense, what players stood out good and bad and why Indiana continues to struggle with the second game of a back-to-back. To close out the show, they do a Buffalo Wild Wings Sauce Draft! Let us know who your starting 5 sauces would be! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Monster Myles Slams Door Shut On Mavericks Winning Streak

Alex and Facci recap the Pacers 22 point victory over the red hot Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers took care of business on the defensive end in the 2nd half and put the Mavs chances of getting back into this game in the 4th quarter. The guys discuss the game and look at the standings with Philly and Orlando losing on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Pacers Out Pace Pistons, JJ joins + a Chick-Fil-A sauce Draft!

In segment 1, Alex and Facci recap the Pacers victory over the Pistons, which was a good win despite a putrid 3rd quarter. After recapping the game, the guys then do a Chick-Fil-A sauce Draft. Then in segment 2, Jeremiah Johnson (aka JJ) from Bally Sports Indiana joins the show to share his thoughts on the game, talks about the remaining 25 games for the Pacers and the moves made at the deadline, his go-to Chick Fil A sauce, answers a fun hypothetical question about the Pacers open roster spot and goes down memory lane talking about fast food restaurants and milkshakes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Catching up with Pacers GM Chad Buchanan

Alex and Facci are joined by the GM of the Pacers, Chad Buchanan to discuss a lot that has happened this season: All-Star Weekend in Indy Trading Buddy Hield Trading for Pascal Siakam What the Pacers can do with the cash they acquired in the Warriors trade Aaron Nesmith's growth Jalen Smith's future James Johnson's importance to this team Walker and Siakam connecting Cap situation moving forward The importance the In-Season Tournament had on this season Rivalry with the Bucks Mathurin and Ivey's moment at the Rising Stars Game What to do with the open roster spot Areas of concern with this current group Ben Sheppard and Jarace Walker's growth this season Tyrese Haliburton and his specialness Top places to eat in Indianapolis Go-To order at Chick-Fil-A Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Questions we have for the Pacers for the remainder of the season

Alex Golden is joined by Eddie Garrison of 107.5 The Fan to discuss questions they have for the Pacers for the remainder of the season. It will be a fun few months as the Pacers position themselves for the postseason and try to avoid the Play-In Tournament with several tough games ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Talking ALL things Pacers and All-Star Weekend with Bob Kravitz

Bob Kravitz joins Alex Golden to discuss how amazing the city of Indianapolis was once again hosting a major event. How Haliburton and Reggie were utilized to promote the city and how amazing they did. Then, the guys jump into the All-Star weekend, what was good, what was bad, Draymond Green's comments on the city and ponder what ideas the league can do to change the effort given in the All-Star game. After that, they look forward to the rest of the season and what's next for this Pacers group. Getting back to the playoffs will be huge for this franchise and what opponent would be fun to see. They close the show out talking about Bennedict Mathurin and how he can use this weekend as a stepping stone into the last third of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Rivalries Intensify during All-Star Weekend: Mathurin vs. Ivey + Pacers vs. Bucks

Alex starts off the show recapping Tyrese Haliburton's performance in the All-Star Game and discusses how he was snubbed of the MVP honors as the ball hog Bucks iced him out from putting up more shots. Then, Facci joins for the remainder of the show to recap all that went down during All-Star Weekend before the game. The guys discuss Ivey and Mathurin's renewed rivalry, Oscar getting a poster dunk, Bennedict winning the Rising Stars MVP, Hali, Myles and Benn winning the Skills Challenge, Hali missing the final round of the 3pt contest after the tiebreaker, the idiotic comments from Kenny Smith after the the Steph vs. Sabrina 3pt showcase and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


State of the Pacers with Kevin Bowen

Alex and Facci are joined by Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan to discuss the current state of the Indiana Pacers as the All-Star Break is here. What have we learned so far from this team since all the moves they made, what needs to happen the rest of the season and more! Hope you enjoy this and have a great weekend in Indianapolis celebrating the NBA world being in our city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Pascal Siakam night, baby."

Alex Golden is joined by James Boyd of The Athletic to discuss the Pacers 127-125 victory over the pesky Toronto Raptors in Siakam's return home. Injuries were weighing heavy on the blue and gold, but young players like Isaiah Jackson and Ben Sheppard stepped up big to help the Pacers pull out a much needed victory before the All-Star Break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Top 5 Free Agents/Buyout Guys + Raptors Preview

Alex and Facci are back! In segment 1, the guys look at free agents and buyout players who could make sense for the Pacers, although the list is slim. They also look at some players that have yet to be bought out and whether or not they would make sense if they were bought out...spoiler alert, this list is not appealing. Then, Alex and Facci dive into the Pacers-Raptors game where there are so many storylines to cover. Siakam returns to Toronto, Bruce and Nwora have their first game against Indiana, the Pacers losing to Toronto on a Hield missed 3 back in November, the players to watch out for on Toronto and so much more! Please leave us a 5 star rating and review wherever you get your podcast if you love this show! We appreciate you and the time you make to listen to us! #LetsGoPacers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Humiliated by the Hornets...What needs to change?

Alex and Facci talk about a putrid showing from the Pacers, as they fall to the new look Charlotte Hornets 111-102. Alex discusses the problems this Pacers team has after the trades they have made this season, Facci shares thoughts on what struggles the team will continue to face and they once again question whether the Buddy Hield trade was a good idea or not... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Pacers Glimmer Like Gold in The Garden

Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner lead the Pacers to their 30th win of the season with an impressive 125-111 victory over Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks. The guys recap the game, discuss the debut of Doug McDermott and Buddy Hield requesting a trade. They also peek at the standings and look at Orlando's upcoming games against weak competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Curry Crushes Lethargic Pacers & A Potential Reunion?

Alex and Facci discuss the Pacers lackluster effort in their 131-109 loss to the Warriors, who dominated from start to finish. Then, the guys discuss the updated news from the trades that took place for the Pacers, the open roster spot they will still have with James Johnson now back on the roster and the waiving of Joseph and Korkmaz. Lastly, the guys discuss the latest players to be waived that could be potential candidates for the Pacers to sign to a contract for the remainder of the year and discuss more details from Jake Fischer's article about a potential reunion with a former Pacer... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Buddy Hield traded to 76ers, McDermott returns to Pacers

Alex and Facci react to the Pacers busy NBA Trade Deadline, where they made 3 trades in total and landed back 3 players, cash and picks. Did the Pacers improve or get worse after the business decisions today? Tune in and found out! Editor's Note: The guys discussed the moves before hearing the news that Cory Joseph and Furkan Korkmaz had been waived by the Pacers. But touched on the possibility of it happening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


To Trade or Not To Trade?

Alex and Facci are joined by Andy Sweeney, host of the Wakeup Call with KB & Andy on 107.5 and 93.5 The Fan to discuss what the Pacers could do at the trade deadline. Will Buddy Hield or Obi Toppin be moved? Weighing out the pros and cons of adding a player like Andrew Wiggins. Isaac Okoro and Royce O'Neale are rumored Pacers targets this trade deadline and what we like and don't like about their fits. The guys also look at how not making another trade by the deadline makes sense for what this team does long term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Houston You Have a Problem...and it's the Indiana Pacers

The Pacers once again takedown the Houston Rockets, and Alex Golden and Mike Facci are here to talk about! The guys discuss the great play from Pascal Siakam, Tyrese Haliburton, Bench Buddy, Myles Turner and McConnell Mania! It was a poor defensive effort that led to Indiana getting obliterated on the glass, but they gutted out a big time win against a scrappy Rockets team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trade Ideas for the Pacers (Pt. 2)

Alex and Facci are back to conclude their Pacers Trade Ideas podcast, where they dive into more trades to help solidify the Pacers roster. Alex throws out some three team deals again and they discuss the pros and cons to these ideas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trade Ideas for the Pacers (Pt. 1)

Alex and Facci share a handful of trade ideas that they like for the Pacers and discuss what works and doesn't work for the trades suggested! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit