Pacers fall 100-95 to Thunder in Paul George’s return to Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The return of Paul George did not go how thousands of Pacers fans hoped it would, as Indiana lost Wednesday night. 100-95.
George shot poorly from the field but the Pacers couldn’t keep up with the Thunder in the second half.
Maybe both George and Oladipo were pressing a bit too much, looking to impress after they were traded for each other.
George, playing the villain role, ended his night with a horrendous line of 3-14 from the field.
Oladipo, the hero for the Pacers’ season thus far, was a little better, going 9-25 for 19 points.
PG got off to a very slow start and couldn’t find his stroke. Midway through the second quarter, PG had four turnovers and had not made a shot.
Steven Adams helped lead Oklahoma City to a 51-46 at the half.
McMillian made adjustments and the Pacers bolted out of the gate in the second half to the tune of a 11-2 run.
With about 5 minutes remaining, it looked like the Thunder were going to put the game away, then the Pacers wanted to make things exciting.
With under a minute left, Thad Young could have tied the game, but missed two big free throws. Indiana’s inability to inbound their last possession while down 3 cost them a chance to hit a game-tying dagger.
As expected, Pacers fans let George know their feelings about him as he was introduced. Check out the scene at Bankers Life from earlier tonight.
The Pacers look start a new winning streak Friday night against the Pistons. They are in the middle of a rough 7 game losing streak, after starting off the year 14-6.