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Paul George said that last season's second-half collapse was because the Pacers lost their hunger.

"Before we were hungry," George said. "We started the year off hungry, the bad taste from the year before was in our mouths and everyone was on a mission. Once we started to win, the game was coming too easy. We were running away from our opponents and we just kind of forgot that edge... We weren't the team chasing opponents. We were being chased and we couldn't find that balance between getting that edge back we started the season with." With the departure of Lance Stephenson, George will have to shoulder even more of the offensive workload, and he is primed to have a monster year in his fifth season with Indiana.

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Paul George would like to become a more physical player, and he is working on developing a post-game for next season.

"I plan on being a lot more physical this year," George said. "I really plan taking contact and wanting to get contact and finishing through contact. That's the next step for me. I've [also] been spending a lot of time [in the post]. A lot of it is just working on footwork stuff and a lot of stuff just off the catch." George is a scary talent in the league, and he put up very impressive averages during his fourth NBA season of 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.3 three-pointers per game.

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Paul George reiterated his desire to have Lance Stephenson return with Pacers next season.

"I do want Lance coming back," George said. "I love being teammates with Lance. If he needs any words or anything to talk about, I'm always here for Lance." Now that the big names of free agency are off the board, offers will likely start coming in for Stephenson. He turned down the Pacers initial offer of 5-years, $44 million, and there hasn't been a new offer from Indiana's side up to this point.

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Paul George has made the 2013-14 All Defensive First Team.

The Pacers had the number one defense in the NBA, and the fourth best defense against small forwards. George finished the 2013-14 season with impressive averages of 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. The scary thing is that this was just George's fourth year in the NBA and he still has room to grow. Despite the Pacers free-fall late in the season, George was a constant for the team, and he will be a popular early round draft choice next year.

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Paul George is facing a paternity lawsuit from a woman who claims that he is the father of her month-old daughter.

Daniela Rajic filed a paternity suit against George on Wednesday in Manhattan Family Court and had previously accused the Pacers star of offering her $1 million to have an abortion. George denied those reports back in February and said at the time, "If and when there is legal confirmation that I am the father, I will fully embrace my responsibilities." While George's mind is focused on the Eastern Conference Finals, his rep released a statement following the lawsuit, "As Paul has said all along, if and when the legal process confirms that the baby is his, he will fully embrace his responsibilities as a father and provide emotional and financial support to the child. ‎The process has been amicable and we hope it will continue to be until this issue is clarified."

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Paul George scored just six points in the first half of Wednesday's win over the Heat, but got loose for 31 points and five 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 37 points, six rebounds, two assists and six steals as the Pacers cut the Heat's lead to 3-2 with the 93-90 win.

George hit 15-of-28 shots, but just 5-of-14 free throws, and also missed a clutch free throw late. George played like a superstar in the second half of this game, but needs to play like this more consistently if the Pacers are going to come back and take the series. George scored 39 points on May 11, but had been pretty mediocre until tonight. Game 6 is Friday back in Miami, where the Heat hope to close out the series and avoid a Game 7 back in Indiana.

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Paul George has been fined $25,000 for saying that the referees favored Miami with "home cooking" during Game 4.

George said after the game that the Pacers had "outplayed" the Heat and they lost the game at the free throw line, but his argument doesn't hold much water. When informed of George's post-game comments, LeBron looked at the stat sheet and replied, "We did only have five turnovers, seven steals, and 20 points off their turnovers. That has nothing to do with the free throw line." The Pacers have caused themselves some unnecessary distractions in the Eastern Conference finals, and they face a daunting 1-3 deficit vs. the reigning champions.

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Paul George said the Heat may have got some "home cooking" in Monday's post-game press conference.

He'll be getting a fine for this one and it's the second consecutive game in which he's commented on the refs -- this time is much more straight forward. "Looking at the stat sheet, we outplayed them," George added. "They won this game at the free throw line." The Pacers lost the turnover battle 14-7, the free-throw battle 30-11 and also had one block as a team. Things aren't looking up for Game 5 at home on Wednesday.

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Paul George shot 8-of-16 from the field for 23 points in Monday's 102-90 loss to the Heat with seven boards, three assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and five turnovers in 43 minutes.

The Pacers were crushed 31-20 in the third quarter and part of it was due to George only taking one shot. George had two offensive duds coming into this one, but the Pacers as a whole put in a decent offensive game. They were about as hapless as it gets on the other end and the final score is a bit misleading. They'll need a win at home on Wednesday to stay alive in this series.

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Paul George came back from the concussion he suffered in Game 2, but hit just 5-of-13 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in Saturday's 99-87 loss to the Heat.

He also hit just 6-of-10 free throws on the night, after hitting just 4-of-16 shots for 14 points in Game 2. The Pacers saw their road winning streak stopped at five games tonight, and are now in a big hole, as the winner of Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead goes on to win the series 76 percent of the time. If the Pacers are going to come back and take this series, George is going to have to play a whole lot better than he has thus far. Over his last five games, George is averaging just 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting just 37 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the line. And the fact the Pacers turned it over 17 times was too much for them to overcome.