George struggles in return to Indy; Thunder prevail

Acquiring Paul George is the type of needle-moving move needed by the Cavs, says an NBA Insider.

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George made his much anticipated return to Indiana Wednesday, and as expected, the former Pacer was treated to a bevy of boos during introductions and every time he touched the ball.

George struggled mightily with his shooting, as the All-Star swingman finished just 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points. He also had five assists, three steals and four turnovers.

The Thunder were able to steal a road win over the Pacers despite George, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook going a combined 10-of-45 from the floor.

Anthony scored 12 points (4-14) while Westbrook (3-17) registered a triple-double with 10 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists.

OKC big man Steven Adams was the player of the game, as he posted a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

For the Pacers, the loss snapped a four-game winning streak. Victor Oladipo, who was part of the George trade, led Indiana with 19 points but was only 9-of-26.