If you're having a slight case of deja vu while watching the Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers in the 2014 NBA Playoffs, you're not alone. That's because, last year, both teams squared off against one another as a No. 3 (Pacers) and No. 6 (Hawks) seed. But unlike this postseason's Game 1 result, Indiana came out on top in a rather convincing manner, 107-90. Much of that is due to the domination of Paul George, who recorded the first career triple double of his career with 23 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
An interesting sidenote to his first triple double is that PG was absolutely terrible from the field that afternoon. To counter that 3/13 from the field and 0/5 from behind the arc, George went 17/18 from the charity stripe. Oh, and those 17 made free throws also tied a franchise record. It was all good just a year ago.
Okay, maybe that's a little too much overreacting after one game, right?