George said his team had suffered from "home cooking" while
speaking to reporters after the Pacers had been beaten 102-90 to
trail 1-3 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
"I thought we outplayed them," the 24-year-old, an NBA All-Star
for the past two seasons, said after Monday's game at
"It's just demoralizing when a game is lopsided, I'm sorry to
say but that was the case again. How rare is it that we shoot 50
percent, turn the ball over 14 times, out-rebound a team and
"They (the Heat) made 30 free throws and that put them over the
edge. I feel like we are just as aggressive as they are
attacking the basket and making plays at the rim. Maybe this was
just home cooking."
Miami, who rode a blistering 14-point third quarter from LeBron
James on the way to victory, were given 34 free throws in Game
Four, double Indiana's total.
The Heat will book their place in the NBA Finals for a fourth
straight season if they win Game Five on Wednesday in Indiana.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by
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