Late in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s Lakers-Pacers tilt, Jordan Clarkson’s left-to-right crossover sent Aaron Brooks careening to the floor.
Still, Brooks had the last laugh, as Indiana hung on for a 115-108 home victory.
Paul George had a game-high 30 points, including the Pacers’ final 12 of the game, but remains unhappy with his team’s defense.
Per the AP:
“I know what a good defensive team is. I know what it looks like. We’re nowhere close to that,” Paul George said.
The Lakers trailed by as many as 16 points, but rallied and had their final lead at 108-107 before George put it away.
“We were searching for players to go to,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “Paul hit his first shot and he looked like he wanted the ball, and we milked it. All-Stars like (Paul), you expect them to make plays like that. That’s what makes them great players.”