Playing against his former team for the first time, it didn’t exactly go as planned for Paul George, except for the winning part.
While the Oklahoma City Thunder handled business against the Indiana Pacers, 114-96, it came largely with George saddled with foul trouble throughout the game. It started early as he picked up a pair of quick fouls in the first quarter, with him motioning to Billy Donovan after the second to leave him in. George then picked up a third early in the second quarter and was limited to only 12 minutes in the first half. He then picked up his fourth just two minutes into the third, then his fifth after checking back in with two minutes left in the quarter. George then fouled out with 6:15 left in the fourth, with only 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
Source: Royce Young of ESPN
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN