Upset by a stream of rumors focused on off-court chemistry issues, Indiana Pacers players are firing back as they approach a vital Game 2 against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Late Tuesday, All-Star Paul George put a photo on his Instagram account of him fishing with teammates Roy Hibbert and George Hill with the message: "These rumors have got to stop! Its gettin old now and all you that believe them are ignorant! #Brothers"

George said Wednesday he wants the distractions hinting at internal problems to end.

"I'm just getting tired of the media and these stories," he said. "I'm just putting everything to bed and to rest."

As the Pacers have struggled over the past two months, the team had numerous meetings and hinted at chemistry problems -- including Hibbert saying some of his teammates were playing selfishly.