On Wednesday, the Pacers struck the first blow of the season, dominating the Bulls 97-80 on national TV. Afterwards, Paul George made some interesting comments to the media (courtesy of Steve Aschburner of NBA.com):
"We want to step away from that shadow as the ‘little brothers' of this division," George said. "Their success is the Michael Jordan era. This is a new age, this is a new team. It's ours till they take it."
Indiana is the last remaining undefeated team this season, moving to 5-0 with their home victory over Chicago.
George, who received a max contract in the off-season, has been at the center of everything. He is averaging 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists a game on 48% shooting in 2013.
The two teams will meet again on November 16 in Chicago, where the Bulls and their fans will get their first chance to respond to George's comments.