Paul George Believes Pacers Outplayed Heat in Game Four
By Tim Reynolds
MIAMI — The stat sheet from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals told quite a story. It said Miami never trailed, that Indiana’s All-Star center failed to contribute a single point, that the night’s two leading scorers were wearing Heat uniforms and that the Pacers committed twice as many turnovers as they forced.Paul George apparently saw something else.
“We outplayed them,” the Indiana star said, adding, “They won this game at the free-throw line.”
With that, the storyline surrounding this series went from revolving around something an Indiana player said to, well, revolving around something else an Indiana player said.
LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points — nearly matching his output from the first three games of the series combined — and the Heat grabbed total control of the East title series by topping the Indiana Pacers 102-90.
“I’m motivated enough to try to get back to the Finals,” James said. “That’s motivating enough.”
George scored 23 points and David West finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana, which has dropped the last three games in the series. Other than those two stat lines, it was a largely forgettable night on the floor for the Pacers, and might have gotten worse off the floor.