Paul George has been making headlines lately and for all the wrong reasons, as his team is down 0-2 in the playoff series vs. Cleveland. Lately, he has been accused for throwing his teammates under the bus, including C.J. Miles and Lance Stephenson. Tonight would mark the third game between these two ball clubs, as the first two were victories for the Cavaliers in Cleveland. In the first game, Cleveland would sneak away with a 109-108 win. LeBron James would finish with thirty-two points, six rebounds and thirteen assists. Paul George would finish with twenty-nine points, seven rebounds and one assist. The second game was also won by Cleveland, 117 to 111. Kyrie Irving would score thirty-seven points, grab two rebounds and throw out two assists. Paul George would end up with thirty-two points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The Cavaliers would look to take a 3-0 lead in the series as they seek to capture a win in Indiana tonight.
The first quarter would start off right for the home team as former Wizards player, Kevin Seraphin, would come off the bench to drop nine points, shooting a perfect 100% from the field. He would also pull down two rebounds and dish out two assists. Thaddeus Young shot 75% from the field, collecting seven points, three came from beyond the arc. Paul George would play nine minutes in the quarter and only score two points as Lance Stephenson would come off the bench to chalk up five points. Kyrie Irving would drop seven points for the visiting team, including one 3-pointer. LeBron James scored five points, including one 3-pointer but it was the Pacers who ended the first quarter with a 37 to 27 advantage. The second period would not get any easier for the Cavaliers as George gets hot for twenty-one points, which held three 3-pointers. He would also pull down six rebounds to add to his stat sheet. On the other end, LeBron James would chalk up eight points, which would contain one 3-pointer. J.R. Smith, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver would all be limited to three points as the Indiana team would enter halftime with a large 74-49 lead. But the Ohio team would not quit as they go on a huge 35 to 17 run in the third period. During that run, James would earn thirteen points, which involved knocking down three 3-pointers. Smith would connect for two 3-pointers, giving him six points while Tristan Thompson and former Timberwolves player, Kevin Love, would each earn five points. The Pacers would shoot only 18% from the field as the Cavaliers would cut into the deficit, trailing at the end of the third, 91-84. In the fourth quarter, with six minutes left in the game, LeBron would connect for a jump shot to give his team a two-point lead. For the next two minutes, each team would trade baskets until LeBron shoots and makes a three-pointer, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a four-point lead. Cleveland would go to win the game, 119-114, as they pull the largest comeback from a halftime deficit in NBA playoff history. LeBron James finished with forty-one points, thirteen rebounds and twelve assists. Paul George finished with thirty-six points, fifteen rebounds (his new Playoff career-high) and nine assists. After the game, Paul George said that this series is “still very winnable” for his team. We shall see on Sunday.