Mar 19, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) controls the ball against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Pacers 92-86. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George: ‘Our execution isn’t where we want it to be’


At one time, the Indiana Pacers looked like the best team in the NBA.

Lately, that has not been the case.

They have lost three of their last four games and had a four-game losing streak earlier this month.

Their star, Paul George, is not happy.

“Our execution isn’t where we want it to be,” George told Jeff Zilgitt of The USA Today. “We’re nowhere near where we want to be as far as screening, setting guys up, moving with some energy and cutting off the ball. Everything’s just lackadaisical. That’s going to get you beat.”

With a showdown against the Miami Heat Wednesday and the playoffs looming, George knows what the team has to do.

“We have to do a better job of playing with more energy,” George said. “We’ve just been dead, it seems, on the court lately. That’s not us. We used to be a team that played with a lot of energy. I thought we kind of lost that. … I don’t know what happened to it, where it went, but we’re going to need that because that’s when we’re special.”

George is averaging 21.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.

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