Championswant the ball in the final moments. Paul George is not yet a champion, but he certainly thinks like one.
After George passed the ball to C.J. Miles in the final seconds of the Pacers’ match-up with the Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, George was expecting to get the ball back.
Miles instead took the final shot with the 109-108 game with two seconds remaining. He rushed an off-balance shot that wound up short a
"I talked to CJ about that. In situations like that, I've got to get the last shot," George told reporters following the game, via the Indianapolis Star.
It should be noted that George was the one that passed the ball to Miles when he was double-teamed. It was a necessary move, though Pacers center Kevin Séraphin was wide open under the rim, but George obviously thought he would have gotten the ball back.
Lebron James though was more than happy with the shot being taken by Miles.
"Anybody but Paul George could take that last one and we live with it," Cavaliers forward LeBron James told ESPN following the game.
George, who had 29 points and seven assists in Saturday's loss, will certainly be looking for the ball again when the two teams match up for Monday's Game 2.