The Jay Graves Report

Pacers beat OKC and hold Young Russ to one assist shy of a Triple Double! “Work”

"Not today playboy! Not up in here!" Photo Credit: Frank McGrath

Talk about turnin’ the corner!! The Indiana Pacers have evolved into a threat that boyz don’t wanna play with! On Monday night Young Russ and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the town lookin’ for somewhere to eat. They ended up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and got served 93-90. Paul George and Co. pulled out a can of defense, sautéed and chopped it up into small pieces so that a boy wouldn’t choke on it.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Paul George has been puttin’ in work at the highest level bruh. Last week he, like we used to say in the G, hooped the NBA’s second leadin’ scorer in James Harden! Then the dun turned around and kept Mr. Triple Double himself from completely takin’ his clothes off on a boy and showin’ his butt!! And that’s the edited version.

Now don’t get it twisted bruh, Young Russ still went to work puttin’ up 27 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists!! However, the Pacers held the dun to only 2 assists in the second half. He was killin’ ‘um in the first half distributin’ the rock because boyz were payin’ so much attention to him that they were leavin’ their assignments and givin’ up back door joints.

The Pacers went into the break down 11 points as a result. With a little bit of Nate and a lot of Big Momma probably threatenin’ a few boyz at halftime, the Pacers came out and shut that foolishness down. Keepin’ Russ from bein’ about to play his type of game in the second half was the difference maker. He became frustrated and just started pullin’ boyz up because boyz weren’t hittin’ shots as he gave up the rock. Yes, he ended up with 27 points but he was 10 of 27 from the floor. And he missed two three point attempts with 7.6 seconds left which included a boy at the buzzer.

Paul George finished the night with 21 points and 8 rebounds. He knocked 15 of those down in the second half as he drove the blue and gold ’64 Impala up and down the floor hittin’ switches on a boy. Jeff Teague was ridin’ shotgun with 17 as Glenn Robinson III came out of the bushes with 14.

The Pacers are now on their longest win streak (7 games) in nearly two years and they’ve held four straight opponents to scorin’ under 100 points. At this point you’ve got to pull a Snoop Dogg on Nate bruh! “Back up off of him and sit yo cup down!” He’s handlin’ his business playboy! For the first two months of the season boyz around here were ready to run him out of town. Now he’s walkin’ into post-game press conferences with theme music.  Stop me when I start lyin’!

Up Next: King James and the Cavs roll into town on Wednesday.

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) The G: noun – Gary, Indiana

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Came out of the bushes: verb phrase – to come off of the bench

 The caption under the photo isn’t real but it’s REAL talk! 

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