Despite a huge performance from Paul George—32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists—the Indiana Pacers fell 101-97 Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With an eye towards a potential postseason showdown, PG says the Pacers have no reason to fear LeBron James’ squad.
James, while hooping in South Beach, eliminated George’s teams from the Playoffs on three consecutive occasions.
Per the Akron Beacon Journal:
“I think we match up well against this team,” he said. “This team doesn’t really scare us.”
George scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pacers, while Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Jordan Hill grabbed 11 rebounds. The Pacers had their own three-game winning streak snapped.
“It’s on us to get where we want to get to,” George said. “It’s all about who gets the last laugh when we’re in the NBA Finals or playing against the Cavs in the Eastern Conference finals or whoever.”