Paul George: “We’re all out of whack. There’s no trust, there’s no chemistry, there’s no belief. We’re kind of just lifeless right now.”
Just seven games into the season and Paul George already sounds defeated. The Indiana Pacers sit at 3-4 after getting blown out by the Charlotte Hornets 122-100 and following the game, PG called the Pacers “lifeless.”
“We’re just not tied together,” Paul George told reporters after the game, according to Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star. “We’re allowing the home teams to have the advantage of being home.“
The Pacers got behind early and never made any kind of serious push. They took their last lead 90 seconds into the game. They allowed Charlotte to score 43 points in the first quarter, as many as any team has scored in any quarter so far this season. They couldn’t keep the Hornets off the line, or out of the paint. They couldn’t stop turning the ball over. They got their tails beat in almost every conceivable way.
“We’re all out of whack,” George said. “There’s no trust, there’s no chemistry, there’s no belief. We’re kind of just lifeless right now.”