George gets a taste of his old team as Thunder Defeat Pacers 114-96
By: Joey Mogauro
The Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 114-96 as Paul George welcomed his own club to town, well kinda. On nights like these when a star player is playing their former team for the very first time you can either expect a game to remember or a game to forget. Yep, it was definitely one of those games you want to forget if you’re Paul George. Let’s just say, it was so bad that I got to say that although the Thunder won the game, the Indiana Pacers won the trade. Paul George played a season low nineteen minutes against his former team tonight and saw the bench more than he saw the floor and the guy the Thunder traded in exchange for Paul had one of the best games in his career. Victor Oladipo, a fan favorite in Oklahoma City sure did make Thunder fans miss him in blue and orange. He put up a season high 35 points, shooting 11-18 from the field and hitting 5 out of 8 behind the three. There’s no doubt in my mind that Paul George will bounce back from this, unfortunately it was just one of those nights, everyone has them. He did mention it was going to be emotional and I’m sure it was but these are one of the games you can’t stress over. Luckily from the hot shooting in Carmelo, triple double from Russ and off the bench scoring in Felton, they were able to pick up George and get the win. Friday night will be one you won’t want to miss as the Thunder now head into Minnesota’s house looking to get that win back after Wiggins’ unreal near half court buzzer beater on Sunday night. Thunder up!