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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni has no interest in making a case that the Rockets are NBA's best team. "When you have a champion like the Golden State Warriors, they're the best until somebody proves differently. ... We know they set the bar, how good they are, so they're the best."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George's first bucket comes with 3:05 left in the second quarter, on a backdoor alley-oop. Before that he was 0-3 shooting, with four turnovers.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George has come out a bit passive against the Pacers, taking just one shot and scoring two points on free throws. He's being booed every time he touches it, and they haven't lasted long, because George is getting off the ball quickly.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pacers showed a long video going through all the greats in their history -- Wayman Tisdale, Chuck Person, Dale Davis, Jeff Foster, Jalen Rose, Reggie Miller, etc. Paul George was not included.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George walked out of the tunnel into the court for warmups, hearing some boos. As he shot jumpers, a fan courtside yelled "Remember when you wanted to be like Reggie? Traitor!"

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Sign at Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Abrines will start again in place of Andre Roberson (ankle).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward got out of his walking boot today, less than two months since his injury on opening night. No guarantee he stays out of the boot, depending on how his foot reacts, but he's hopeful he's done with it. Said Hayward: "Today has been awesome without the boot."