SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A game after he scored a career-high 43 points, nothing seemed to be going right for Paul George.
Fighting a cold, his chest was burning and he couldn't seem to catch his breath. To make matters worse, his reliable shooting stroke was faltering.
"It was so hard to find my wind but I didn't want to make any excuses. I tried to play through it and find a way to will us to a win tonight," said George, who scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers returned to their defensive ways in beating the Utah Jazz 95-86 on Wednesday.