Paul George SG/SF IND 2 Days
Paul George was the lone survivor of Sunday's 24-point road loss to the Thunder, as he racked up 32 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds and three steals.
Roy Hibbert (12 points, nine rebounds) and David West (11 points) were the only other Pacers with double-digit points, and as a team they had 13 assists vs. 13 turnovers. They'll look to regroup at home vs. the Heat on Tuesday, the first of only two games for Indiana next week. Fantasy owners should plan accordingly.
Paul George SG/SF IND 3 Days
Paul George kept up his MVP caliber season on Saturday during a 111-100 win at San Antonio, shooting 9-of-14 from the field for 28 points with four boards, six assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
Teams just can't stop him right now and his range has made him one of the most lethal players in half-court sets. George has 3.8 triples per game over his last five to go with averages of 28.0 points, 4.6 boards, 4.4 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 turnovers. The Pacers get the Thunder on the second half of a back-to-back set on Sunday, so there should be some entertaining action at the small forward spots in that one.
Paul George SG/SF IND 6 Days
Paul George hit just 7-of-20 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.
The Pacers are now 17-2 and this is about as bad as it gets for George, which tells you just how good he is. He's got another tough test on Saturday against the Spurs, but if anyone can light their defense up for big numbers, it's PG.
Paul George SG/SF IND 8 Days
Paul George was a one-man wrecking crew in Monday night's loss to the Blazers, scoring a career-high 43 points with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers on 16-of-30 shooting.
He was the only player on his team to shoot over 50 percent and the Pacers would have been blown out without him. George shot 7-of-15 from downtown and now ranks seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers per game and fourth in scoring per game. He is also the only player in the league with averages of 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples. He's 23 years old, so get used to these numbers for a long time.
Paul George SG/SF IND 9 Days
Paul George scored a game-high 27 points to help move the Pacers to a 16-1 record on Sunday, adding six boards, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
The Clippers really couldn't cover him and they even used Jamal Crawford on the MVP frontrunner. George has been the total package and the Pacers running more pick-and-rolls with him just shows how confident they are in his offensive skill set. His 47 percent from the field is up from just 42 percent last year and he is getting even better after his breakout 2012-13 season.
Paul George SG/SF IND 13 Days
Paul George scored only 15 points on Wednesday, his second-lowest total of the season, as the Pacers pulled away for an easy 99-74 win over the Bobcats.
He's fifth in the NBA in scoring with 24.3 points per game, while racking up career-highs in FG percentage (47.4 percent), 3-pointers (2.4), and steals (1.9). His quiet line tonight was strictly the result of the score.
Paul George SG/SF IND 15 Days
Paul George filled the stat sheet again on Monday night with 26 points, eight boards, four assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers on 10-of-16 from the field.
He made all four attempts from downtown and upped his season shooting to 39.5 percent from that range. George was in a bit of a mini-slump before this game, failing to shoot over his season average of 46.3 percent in any of his previous five games. He'll be turning 24 on May 2 when the Pacers will be attempting to make a run for a championship.
Paul George SG/SF IND 18 Days
Paul George scored a game-high 27 points during Friday's 97-82 win at Boston, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
He shot 9-of-20 from the field and this was a bit of a below-average game for the MVP candidate. His assists have dipped to just 2.0 over his last five games, but he's been great in other areas with 23.8 points, 4.6 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.4 triples in that span. He's one of the best players in the NBA and he's only 23 years old.
Paul George SG/SF IND 20 Days
Paul George got fouled by Iman Shumpert with five second left in regulation and calmly drained three free throws to send Wednesday's game to overtime, and outscored the entire Knicks team by himself over the last 6:45 of the win.
George finished with 35 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 12-of-26 shooting. To say George can do it all is an understatement and after tonight's devastation he threw on the Knicks, he's a serious MVP candidate. His defense is nearly as good as anyone's in the league, while he's also an elite offensive player. Shumpert's days in New York were already numbered, and he didn't do himself any favors with the foul, nor the 1-of-6 shooting and four points he had, although the five steals were nice.
Paul George SG/SF IND 24 Days
Paul George couldn't get his shot to fall during Indiana's first loss of the season on Saturday, shooting 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with six boards, two assists and three turnovers.
He had no threes, steals or blocks in this disastrous outing. George couldn't get any good looks and the Pacers were completely out of rhythm on offense. They were even worse on defense and allowed a lot of easy buckets. His assists numbers have dropped significantly recently with just 1.5 per game over his last four, but he should get it going soon. Fantasy owners should still feel great about using their first- or second-round pick on him.