Pacers’ Paul George Heckled at His Own Stadium
For anyone who thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Indiana Pacers, it did when they were booed in their own stadium during Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks. One fan made sure his voice was heard after All-Star Paul George committed a traveling violation in the final minute of the second quarter.
“Why don’t you start playing some basketball and stop traveling? I guess you’re ready to go home in the first round!” the fan yelled as the rest of the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse quieted down. “You’re ready to go home in the first round against Atlanta. You’re supposed to be an All-Star. Start playing ball and stop traveling.”
George ended up with game-highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds to go along with six assists and six steals. But the Pacers still fell to the Hawks, 107-97.
The top seed in the Eastern conference, Indiana has now lost 12 of its last 20 games and is on he brink of being eliminated by the No. 8 seed.