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"Our execution isn't where we want it to be," George said. "We're nowhere near where we want to be as far as screening, setting guys up, moving with some energy and cutting off the ball. Everything's just lackadaisical. That's going to get you beat." USA Today Sports

Indiana Pacers officials will use Wednesday’s showdown against the two-time defending NBA champs to show off new technology that might change the way fans watch the game. Google Glass will provide first-person views on the video board from people wearing specialized goggles during the game against the Miami Heat. None of the Pacers players will be wearing them, but the Pacemates — the team’s cheerleading squad — mascot Boomer and public address announcer Michael Grady are among those that will do so. Indianapolis Star

Following an 89-77 victory over first-place Indiana on Monday night, Noah said the Bulls think they are capable of competing with anyone in the East, be it the Pacers or defending champion Miami Heat. "We feel like we can go at anybody, we can beat anybody, when we're hungry. Stay humble and keep grinding," Noah said. "I said right after the game, 'I'm excited about having an opportunity to play these guys again.' " The season series with the Pacers is over -- the teams split four games and the home team won each one -- so another meeting would have to come in the playoffs. "It was real physical; my body is sore right now," Bulls forward Taj Gibson said. "That's the kind of games we play against our rivals, playoff basketball. That's going to happen." ESPN.com

The Pacers, who were led by Paul George's 21 points, have dropped three straight and six of eight on the road. They've lost four of five at the United Center, including both visits this season. "Give them credit, as their defense is elite," George said. "You need quick strikes and fast breaks to beat it." ESPN.com

March 24, 2014 Updates

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Monday that photos that recently surfaced of him were not part of a catfish scheme, but a fake story intended to disparage him. George commented for the first time on a story that appeared over the weekend suggesting he had been tricked into sending revealing photos of himself to a man posing as a female fan. George strongly denied the story. "The whole story, as far as me being "Catfished," I know the girl that sent the pictures out," George said after the Pacers' shoot-around. "It wasn't a catfish story, it was a girl. I don't want to get into the story but I know who's behind it." USA Today Sports

"I'm good. A lot of it is just stuff trying to bring me down," George said. "I'm good with it. The thing that just came out, it's all a fake. It really don't have any wear on me because I know it's not true." USA Today Sports

"I think so. I hate to even look at it that way. It doesn't make sense but I guess it is (a fact). People want a piece of whatever I have or — I don't know what it is," George said. "That's the reason why I'm positive about it because it's all a made-up story so it's nothing I can do. Whatever story's hot and whatever story is the latest, the media's going to run with it. So, it's me against millions, so there's not much I can do about it." USA Today Sports

March 23, 2014 Updates

George, who hits shots within the restricted area at a 60% rate, made the drives to the paint appear as if he was fighting through an invisible brick wall and his below-the-rim game resulted in five missed layups and one blown tip-in dunk. Saturday night, the Pacers missed 24 of 34 shots within the restricted area and Memphis dominated with the 46-24 edge in points in the paint. "We can score," assured center Roy Hibbert, who finished with four points on five shots and no rebounds. "That's the basic thing. I think we had a lot of contested twos. Guys were trying and playing hard for some reason something was a little off." USA Today Sports

March 22, 2014 Updates

More recently, Paul George is learning how to be a superstar. His recent subpar play tells you that it can be a struggle, especially if there are off-court issues involved. The Pacers are saying, privately, that George is going through the same maturity issues all young players go through and they’ll work themselves out. New York Daily News

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March 21, 2014 Updates
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Three of the top four players are from the team's ABA era. All but the dead-eye shooter at No. 1.

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