Several Pacers after Tuesday’s game mentioned how the increased tempo was different for them – and how winded they became at times.
(Paul) George pointed out another difference. It was a rarity when (Pacers’ coach Nate) McMillan called a play. George said he thought McMillan called just five plays – all either after a timeout or when the Pacers inbounded the ball from the baseline – during Tuesday’s game when he was on the court.
“Everything was just free flow and we’re still trying to figure that out,” George said. “We’ve been so used to a set or calling of plays and now we’re getting that freedom. I think that’s going to take some time, but once we get it, we could easily be a 115-point team a night.”
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