“Coming off the screen, I just knew to rise up. I know I was confident to knock the shot down.”
—Paul George on the four-point play that sent the game to overtime
All-Star starter Paul George scored 8 of his 36 points and had a big steal in OT to beat the Kings by 5 but it wasn’t those 8 that hurt so bad for Sacramento fans. With 15 seconds left in regulation, Paul George channeled Larry. Not Indiana’s Larry Bird but the Knicks Larry Johnson who, against Indiana, had the most famous 4 point play in NBA history. Derrick Williams played the role of Antonio Davis in the 99 Playoffs and fouled George as he sank a 3 pointer. George then made the free throw to tie the game and force overtime.
Then in OT it was on PG who is making a good case for MVP
The Pacers overcame a 17 point first half deficit and a 42 point performance by Marcus Thornton behind George, David West’s 22 and Lance “Milk Carton” Stephenson’s 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.