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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.
A bevy of boos for Paul George pic.twitter.com/6DeZnJo1rK
— Chris Hagan (@ChrisHaganIndy) December 14, 2017
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.