Found April 24, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Paul George had an outstanding year this season. He earned his first All-Star Game appearance. Helped lead the Pacers to the Central Division title and the No. 3 seed in the eastern Conference. And now, he’s been voted the 2012-13 Kia NBA Most Improved Player. George received 311 of a possible 1,080 points, including 52 first-place votes, from a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Greivis Vasquez of the New Orleans (146 points, 13 first-place votes) and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders (141 points, 10 first-place votes) finished second and third, respectively. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third place vote received. George, who entered the 2012-13 season with career averages of 10.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals, established career highs in each of those areas this year — a team-high 17.4 points, along with 7.6 rebounds, ...
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