Indiana Pacers guard Paul George is tough to get a read on these days. Just when he starts to show promise, George reverts to his old struggling ways.
One contest removed from his Game 2 performance of 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, George has played through the first half without scoring a single point.
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George is 0-of-2 from the field in 13 minutes and couldn't muster a first-half point for the first time since March 5 against the Charlotte Bobcats. He did pick up two early fouls, but he still needs to be more aggressive if Indiana is going to win Game 3 on the road and take a series lead.
Because Jeff Teague has been so successful against the Pacers, George, the team's best defender, is charged with defending him. That responsibility helped him to pick up a few quick fouls that hampered him throughout the first half.