Paul George bluntly criticizes teammates in postgame press conference
- Author: Julie Sanders May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:28
"But we're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become".
After pouring in 32 points, to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists in Game 2, Pacers forward Paul George is the leading scorer in the series with 61 total points. Game 3 is on Thursday, April 20.
They are 2-0 in the postseason so far, but the Cavs' turnover factory must be dismantled.
Irving stepped back and hit an easy jump shot to put the Cavaliers up 93-75 on the Indianapolis Pacers.
"If they let me play, I'll play".
In Game 1, Irving scored twenty-three points. But the night belonged to point guard Kyrie Irving, who drilled 37 points on 14-for-24 shooting including 4-of-10 from 3-point range.
Paul George played strong and the Pacers had five players in double figures, they also made 11 triples and couldn't win.
The third quarter is where the Cavaliers took complete control, and at least part of the damage was due to Indiana's defensive scheme. "And that was big".
George led IN in points (32), rebounds (8) and assists (7) on Monday, which brought his series averages to 30.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while he shot 48.7 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from 3.
The Pacers will still be kicking themselves that they weren't able to steal home-court advantage after what happened in Game 1, but it's not like they've been totally outplayed at all. They blew up a lot of our dribble handoffs - a lot of things where we just went to the ball instead of engaging them and getting into it first. "We thought that before we got here, and I think that's evident".
J.R. Smith didn't play the second half because of a hamstring problem - he was replaced by Iman Shumpert for the final 20 minutes.
Head coach Tyronn Lue said Love's momentum outweighed that of his defender.
George's comments about Stephenson, however, appear to be in good faith. "Lance, in our locker room, is looked upon as a leader". The team practiced Wednesday afternoon at the Fieldhouse, with a long list of things that need to be improved.
"We all know that Lance is an emotional guy". He scored four in nine minutes.
Boston lost the opener of the seven-game series 106-102 on Monday despite 33 points from Thomas.
Yet with a straightforward romp to victory beckoning, Cleveland again made life hard for themselves, with errors allowing IN to compile an eight-point run that slashed the lead to just seven points at 109-102 with 2:42 remaining.
James needed just two rebounds to pass Robert Parish (1,765 rebounds) for the eighth-most rebounds in playoff history.