And because of these things, the Cavs endured their 4th consecutive loss
22% Shooting from Deep
- Kevin Love: 2 of 6
- LeBron James: 1 of 5
- JR Smith: 2 of 6
- Jae Crowder: 0 of 5
- Kyle Korver: 1 of 5
Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers – Full Game Highlights | October 18, 2017
Lebron James put his team on his back as he led the Cavaliers to a 14-0 run in the third quarter. The 14-0 run in the third quarter resulted to the largest second-half comeback in postseason history of the NBA.
Paul George had an early start with 23 points and 9 rebounds in the first half which gave the Pacers a huge lead against the Cavaliers who had trouble finding the basket in Game 3. Pacers led by 25 points at halftime,however, George cooled off in the second half and this is when Lebron James took advantage of the situation. Lebron James notched his 17th career playoff triple-double with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists and not only this. Lebron had a record breaking night as James moved to the third spot on NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list, passing Kobe Bryant. He also won his 20th straight first-round series game, which is tied with Lakers greats Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Michael Cooper. Furthermore, LeBron James moved to the seventh spot on the all-time rebounding list in the postseason, passing the former MVP Wes Unseld. Unseld was considered as one of the elite rebounders in NBA history.
Cleveland is now 3-0 against the Pacers after a 119-114 victory.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
IND 29 30 25 24
CLE 34 32 26 17
Just 17 points in the 4th quarter for the Cavs.
LA Lakers are reportedly looking to trade a high draft pick for a proven talent and have set their sights on Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.
That said, it’s no surprise that they are looking for a new face of their franchise. And acquiring George in his prime is more attractive than using their lottery picks and wait for that player blossom.
Lakers roster features a young and promising players like Clarkson, Russell and Randle. Having a veteran player like George to guide them is a very good idea.
George represents exactly the type of player the Lakers need, which is why the rumors will probably send shock waves throughout the fan base. But, in a league where star power is very important to success, it’s hard to imagine the Pacers moving him in a deal where the main chip is a draft pick.
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“Rich become richer”. Playoff bound teams San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers had made their moves this week preparing for the playoffs. The Pacers signed struggling point guard Ty Lawson after being waived by the Rockets while the Spurs add some scoring punch off the bench after signing the recently waived veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin.
Ty Lawson who had a poor performance in his Rockets stint will be the reliever of George Hill off the bench. He is a great addition for the team considering that the Pacers are lacking some firepower off the bench. Lawson averages 13.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 469 games.
Meanwhile, Kevin Martin, a 12-year NBA veteran, has career averages of 17.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.5 minutes of action in 698 games. Martin will provide much needed depth at the shooting guard position for the San Antonio Spurs.
Yes I know he only scored 7 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and 1 block but the fact that during the game winning moments he has provided excellent defense against Paul George and sink in a free throw that gave the the lead in OT 102-100 with 5 seconds remaining in the game.
Winslow played excellent denial on PG during the last seconds of the game causing the Pacers to call all of their time out that led to their victory. The Pacers was able to get the ball into the hands of Paul George but it was still Winslow who was there to challenge the shot.
The future looks good for the heat organization but its even better for Chief Justise Winslow as he is would be a force to reckoned with. He is just 19 years old but plays like Butler on defense and I won’t be surprised if he would be the face of the franchise a couple of years from now together with Hassan Whiteside.
Here is the highlight of his defense to offense;
So Far its been PG13 who is making a lebron-like effort in doing everything he can, hold your horses lebron fans am not saying PG13 is better. Just look at the team mates that he has and right now they are sitting in the 4th spot with a 9-5 record.
The record could be better if only George was able to find his rhythm, his first for games were merely 16ppg. but he has upped his scoring and with 10 straight games with 20 pts or more per game.
He is now averaging 25.9 ppg, 8.4 reb, 4.3 assists and 1 blk.
Here is the insane highlight of this ridiculous game by George:
The two-time Indiana Pacers NBA All-Star Paul George said he’s aiming to win the MVP award this season, and he believes Indiana can be a “top-three” team in the Eastern Conference.
“I still understand I’m coming off the injury, but I’m trying to block all that out,” he said at the team’s media day Monday. “I’m trying to come into this year as if I played last year and had another amazing season. I have the same goal. I wasn’t the MVP last year. I want to be the MVP this year. I still want to be efficient. I think we’ve got a real shot at being in the top three in the East,” George said.
The switch means George also will change positions, going from small forward to more of a stretch power forward. On Monday, George explained his concerns about making the switch and why Indiana’s offseason overhaul makes sense.
“I think it will be good for us. I think it give us a chance to again, change the East, gives us a chance to play faster, to play a funner, better brand of basketball. It’s definitely tougher to guard, and I think we would have been in The Finals and had a shot at winning it all if it wasn’t for this small ball idea.” George added.