Indiana Pacers star Paul George told reporters that he should've taken the final shot in the team's 109–108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon,
“I'm confident in all my guys taking shots, that's not the issue," George said. "But in that situation like that, I've gotta get that."
Watch George's comments below:
After the Cavaliers doubled-team George on the final possession, the Pacers star passed the ball to teammate C.J. Miles, who missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer. LeBron James backed George's decision to pass out of the double-team in his own post-game comments, but also said that was the Cavaliers' goal.
“Anyone but Paul George can take that final shot and we live with it,” James said.
Game 2 will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.