6 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George scored a team-high 23 points with six boards, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-17 shooting in 43 minutes during Thursday's Game 5 loss.
His shot hasn't been falling at in this series, making just 36.1 percent of his shot attempts. George's saving grace in this series has been his terrific defense, but with the way the Pacers couldn't get anything going offensively, it wasn't enough. What's more, George has turned the ball over a whopping 5.0 times per game in this series, which was really another ugly point about the Pacers on Thursday. He and the Pacers will look to close out the Knicks at home on Saturday.
8 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George hit 6-of-19 shots and just 1-of-9 3-pointers, but still finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's Game 3 win over the Knicks.
George outplayed Carmelo Anthony (again) and anytime that happens, the Knicks aren't likely to win. Game 5 is Thursday in New York, and Melo and J.R. Smith better figure things out before that one tips off. Meanwhile, George looks like a late first-round fantasy pick next year.
10 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George went 2-of-12 from downtown in the Pacers' Game 3 victory, and the team as a whole racked up 33 attempts from deep.
"I don't really like taking 33 threes," Frank Vogel said after the game. "But the way this [Knicks] defense plays, that's what they're giving us." Indiana ranked 22nd in the NBA in 3-point percentage this season, and they connected on just 11 of their attempts on Saturday, but the end result was a double-digit victory.
15 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George led the Pacers with 20 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-16 shooting, along with seven turnovers, as the Pacers lost 105-79 in Tuesday's Game 2 in New York.
The series is even at 1-1 with Game 3 set for Saturday in Indy. David West (13) and George Hill (12) were the only other Pacers to hit double figures tonight. They entered the fourth quarter down just six points, but were outscored 33-13 in the final stanza and went more than nine minutes in the fourth quarter without scoring a point. They watched the Knicks go on a 36-4 run, and while this is not the outcome the Pacers were looking for, they've got to be happy to leave New York with homecourt advantage in the series.
23 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George filled the stat sheet in Game 5's loss to the Hawks with 21 points, 12 boards, two assists, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
He shot 6-of-16 from the field and the Pacers usually go as George goes. In their regular-season losses, George shot just 35.7 percent from the field compared to 45.9 percent in wins. The Pacers will head back home for Game 5 on Wednesday.
23 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George is spending time watching film to study how to better defend Josh Smith.
George spent Sunday watching game tape with Brian Shaw. "Melo likes to post up, but he does it and usually squares you up before making his move to the basket," George said. "Smith is the first guy I've really guarded that does most his work on the block. I have to grow into guarding those types of players." It's nice to see George rising to the occasion.
28 Days Indiana Pacers
Paul George backed up Sunday's Game 1 triple-double with 27 points, eight boards, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 11-of-21 shooting.
George received his Most Improved Player Award prior to the game and looked great again tonight. The Pacers will need him to play at a high level throughout the playoffs, as they will likely only get as far as he takes them. They off to a 2-0 start against the Hawks.