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.
A bevy of boos for Paul George pic.twitter.com/6DeZnJo1rK
— Chris Hagan (@ChrisHaganIndy) December 14, 2017
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.