Mar 17, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George Misses Potential Game Winner vs. Detroit, Pacers Head to OT


He wasn’t able to create the best of looks, but the way the Pacers had crawled back into this one, it looked like Paul George might make this a story book ending. Alas, it wasn’t to be and the two teams headed to overtime for five minutes of free basketball.

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  • Special K

    Yeah, I get it, rumors of their demise were greatly exaggerated. But this proves it. The Pacers wanted to lose this game. Soooooo badly. Fortunately their opposition has been miserable in the last 3 games. But take away the horrific lack of skill and the Pacers have been playing like mud. There’s nothing championship worthy there right now. I DARE you to make a case otherwise.

    • poot

      who has been championship worthy lately? Miami???

      by your logic the Raptors should be a lock for the Finals right now. they’re playing the best basketball out of any team in the East.

      oh wait, it doesnt work that way? it’s not about who’s best at some random point in the season? the way you play game #66 (when you’ve had playoff berth locked up for weeks already) isn’t the same as you play in the playoffs?

      come on now. this was vintage (circa november 2013) Pacers basketball here. got down by a ton and pulled out the win. we’re getting back to what separated us from the rest of the league at the start of the season. and we’ve been doing it without our point guards healthy, at least one sitting out.

      • Special K

        Okay, okay, fine, you’re right. Ish.
        I wasn’t really trying to scare anyone. Granted, the Pacers weren’t championship worthy last year. Yes, they took the champs to 7 games, but I don’t think that series was ever as close as it seemed. Being on autopilot in game 66 is fine, but it’s less fine when you’ve said the 1 seed is the key to a championship and Miami is nipping at your heels. If Miami weren’t slumping worse than the Pacers, they’d have retaken that spot with a lighter schedule coming up. The problem is that they’re getting down big to mediocre teams and haven’t always been able to come back. Do that against Miami in the playoffs and they will put you away. An 8 point quarter is absolutely awful. I can’t see how that level of miserable can’t be evidence of something wrong.