Paul George may have got high-flown by a chorus of Boos he received after returning to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, this Wednesday night, but the Oklahoma City Thunder made a combat against a poor annoying performance from their key swingman in toppling the Indiana Pacers 100-95 and progress to 13-14. During the introductions at pregame, when George was mocked with a lot of boos, he sputtered his way to four turnovers and 12 points while hitting 3-of-14 from the sphere that also includes 2-of-7 from three, versus the team that had selected him overall 10th in the NBA draft of 2010.
Nevertheless, George did gain a scope of in silencing the crowd when he stole an inbounds pass of a late Pacers and shoot a couple of free throws absolutely game-sealing that led the Thunder up 5 with a remaining of 10.7 seconds.
His bounce back to the arena, which he called home for the first NBA seasons he played didn’t go fully as planned for him, only leaving the winning part, because the Oklahoma City Thunder clutched at a decision of 100-95 over the Pacers, at the Fieldhouse of Bankers Life.
With a smile George also said that wish they could do that again. He said it sucks belonging to the West, because it’s done with. But he is happy that the circus is over now and that everybody can move ahead.
Speaking of fans’ reaction, the night for George passes as it was expected, receiving jeers from the crowd whenever he touched the ball and also during the introductions. George did state that emotions didn’t strike the way he played, but in the first half he had four turnovers and wasn’t able to make his first bucket until in the second quarter with remaining three minutes.
He even said that he already suspected about the upcoming situation in the environment and since he had almost played about 300 games, he was comfortable and chorus of boos didn’t affect it. He just missed the hits.
The Thunder team were able to find a way to defeat Pacer underneath some tight defense and big games from the role players.