The Indianapolis Star reported post-game reaction from George and Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
“I’ve said for this playoff run I’m leaving everything on the floor,” George said. “I know what is expected of me now. I want the pressure. I’ll do whatever it takes.”
“He was all over the place tonight, that’s who Paul George is,” Vogel said. “He doesn’t make the All-Star team because he’s averaging 28 (points) a game like (Kevin) Durant or Carmelo (Anthony), but because he’s one of the most complete players in the game.”
Indiana, the Eastern Conference's No. 3 seed, took a 1-0 series lead over Atlanta, the No. 6 seed. Game 2 is set for Wednesday.