The Jay Graves Report

Vic Oladipo does work for Pacers and Paul George wets the bed in OKC win! “Pressure”

Vic Oladipo is puts in work for the Pacers even in a loss. Photo: AP

Everybody and their baby’s momma in Indy was lookin’ forward to the Pacers goin’ out to OKC on Wednesday night just to see what Paul George was goin’ to do against his former team. Nobody cared about the final score bein’ 114-96 and OKC winnin’. What did Paul George do?

Well playas…he did what I thought he would do. Wet the bed on the big stage with Big Momma, Uncle LeRoy and Man-Man nem watchin’. He fouled out with 6:15 left in the game after only playin’ 19 minutes and only scorin’ 10 points.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! After all of that whinin’ to get out of Indianapolis only to meet them for the first time and get locked in the car with it runnin’. He couldn’t even get loose on them because the pressure was too much for him. I told the homie Kent Sterling on CBS Sports Radio 1430AM on Wednesday before the game, where I’m a weekly contributor, that George had all of the pressure on him to perform and not the Pacers.

Indiana essentially has a brand new roster and those cats could care less about the whole Paul George situation. They just want to hoop and get paid. However, PG’s not the cat that handles pressure very well so I knew that he would wet the bed and that he did.

Sure, Young Russ and Melo went to work on the Pacers but as long as PG couldn’t load his gun and get out of the back seat it was a win for Kevin Pritchard. Oladipo is ballin’ out of he control in Nate McMillan’s up tempo offense. He’s now averagin’ 26 points per game after puttin’ up 35 in OKC. The dun is goin’ NUTS right now!!

I was critical of the trade last summer because I thought that the Pacers didn’t get anything close to equal value for PG when they let him go for Oladipo and Sabonis. Boy was I wrong. I’m now judgin’ it by the production of Oladipo and Sabonis combined every night to what Paul George does. Right now Pritchard is lookin’ like a straight up genius. He’s gettin’ more productivity out of those two than with one PG13 easily. He gained some leadership with Oladipo because the dun is playin’ with a boulder on his shoulder and the other players are respondin’ to it.

The Pacers didn’t get an ounce of leadership out of Paul George so they’re winnin’ in that category and they’re winnin’ in production on the floor too. When you see Kevin Pritchard give that dun a pound.

Nobody in their right mind thought the Pacers would go out to OKC and win on the second night of a back to back anyway. The reason that the league pushed up the start of the regular season was because they wanted to reduce the amount of back to backs boyz are playin’. They’ve now been reduced from an average of 16 to 14.

The reason for that is because the statistics have shown that the team playin’ the second night of the back to back doesn’t play well, which is obvious. OKC didn’t play the night before so they were goin’ to be fresh. The Pacers played in Minnesota and scored 130 points. So they essentially didn’t have enough in the tank to compete with OKC.

There was no way they were goin’ to walk in there and win with the shooters the Thunder now possess. Melo got loose with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Young Russ put up a triple double of 28 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds. Simple math playboy but as long as Paul George wets the bed on a night like that, Pacers fans have to be cool with a loss in OKC. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!