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March 25, 2014 Updates

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
March 20, 2014 Updates

Two words: Tired legs. According to NBA.com's distance tracker, George has run the fourth-longest distance in the league this season -- 172.4 miles, or 6 1-2 marathons. Afterward, the frustration boiled over in the Pacers' locker room. George questioned his team's basketball IQ. Roy Hibbert and David West questioned their teammates' unselfishness. "We've got to be able to play at a higher pace and a higher IQ," George said. "We didn't play team ball at all," West said. CBSSports.com

March 18, 2014 Updates

Bynum, who was in practice gear but didn’t participate on Tuesday, admitted there’s some concern for his recent setback. After scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in exactly 20 minutes of work Saturday night in Detroit, Bynum has experienced significant swelling in his right knee to the point where he underwent an MRI and had it drained Monday afternoon. “This one is a little concerning for me because it caused a lot more fluid,” he said. “I haven’t had that much fluid in there since like the (2010) Boston Finals in L.A.” That was almost four years ago. “It’s not fun,” Bynum added. “It is what it is at this point.” Pacers.com

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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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