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Paul George shook off a few poor games to lead the Pacers with 27 points on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to snap the Pacers' four-game losing streak.
George made 8-of-14 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs, with two 3-pointers and 11 rebounds. The Pacers defense was once again the cause of their defeat -- Indiana has been giving up a shocking 110 points per game since the All-Star break, prompting multiple player-only meetings to sort things out, and they yielded another 105 points to the Mavs on Sunday.
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Paul George's stiff back affected his output during Wednesday's loss to the Bobcats.
After going 0-for-9 from the floor, George admitted that his back stiffened up and affected his game. "I was just tight," George said. "Last night I was able to get through it just off adrenaline and then two nights of playing really put a lot of stress on my back tonight. I was sore and I tried to play through it, thinking it would loosen up but it was a tight night for me." George should have enough time to rest before Friday's game against the Rockets, but Evan Turner would be in line for a spot start if George is unable to play.
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Paul George was 0-for-9 from the floor and finished with just two points, seven rebounds and five turnovers in his worst game of the season, which was an ugly loss to the Bobcats.
After watching Carmelo Anthony light the Bobcats up for 62 points, LeBron James getting 61, and Stephen Curry going for 43, this looked like a perfect matchup for George. However, the Pacers came out flat and never showed up tonight, losing 109-87 to a team they could face in the first round of the playoffs. George has had some ups and downs this season, but has never been nearly as bad as he was tonight. This one may keep him up at night and we're guessing he'll be looking for revenge against the Rockets and James Harden on Friday.
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Paul George filled up the stat sheet in Tuesday's tough 98-96 loss to the Warriors, scoring 26 points with 12 boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
His scoring tonight was right there with his post-break average of 25.4 points per game in his seven previous games. George also averaged 6.7 boards, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.7 triples on those games, all of which are above his pre-break splits. The All-Star looks like he's going to have a nice finish to 2013-14.
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Paul George (sore tailbone) said that he'll be ready to go vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.
"A little sore. But I'm alright," said George, who took a hard fall during Sunday's win vs. the Jazz. He's averaging 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in two March games, and belongs in all lineups unless a pessimistic update surfaces in the next 24 hours.
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Paul George continued to play after landing hard on his back during Sunday's game -- he scored 22 points with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
We'll keep an eye on George's status for Tuesday's game in case his back tightens up on Monday, but for now it looks like he'll be ready to go vs. the Warriors.
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Paul George hit 9-of-20 shots for 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Celtics.
Just another day at the office for George, while David West added 12 points and Roy Hibbert had 15 points, five rebounds and a block in the win.
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Paul George stayed hot on Thursday night during a win over the Bucks with 18 points, eight boards, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
His last five games since the All-Star break are looking good, averaging 26.2 points, 6.6 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 3.0 triples on 46.2 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. It's too bad the NBA only has one All-Star break, but he still looks like he's "back" after he entered the break ice cold.
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Paul George's post-break hot streak continued during Saturday's 110-100 win over the Bucks with 32 points, five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.
Yes, this did come against some very weak perimeter defense, but George is batting 1.000 for good games in his three outings after the All-Star break. In that span, he averaged 31.0 points, 6.0 boards, 2.3 steals and 4.0 triples. It's fair to assume the time off help him after he struggled mightily for much of 2014.
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Paul George scored a team-high 35 points against the Wolves during a 104-91 loss on Wednesday, adding 11 boards, two assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
He shot 11-of-22 from the field and buried all 10 chances at the charity stripe. George's stats have come back to life after the break following his 26-point game on Tuesday, but the Pacers aren't playing quite as well as earlier and hold just a two-game lead over the Heat. He'll likely finish in between his hot start and month-long January slump.