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Indiana forward Paul George was honored Tuesday as the NBA's Most Improved Player.
The announcement came less than a week after the 6-foot-9 forward finished his breakthrough regular season and less than 48 hours after he became only the second player in franchise history to record a triple double in the NBA playoffs. He had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the Pacers' 107-90 Game 1 win over Atlanta - giving the Pacers their first 1-0 series lead since 2006.
Game 2 is Wednesday night in Indy.
George averaged 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds this season, both career highs. He averaged 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 2011-12. He's the fourth player in franchise history to win the award, joining Jalen Rose, Jermaine O'Neal and Danny Granger.
It was no fluke.
George has shown steady improvement over each of his first three seasons in the league, going from a part-time starter in 2010-11 to a full-time starter and secondary scoring option in 2011-12. He emerged a...
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Paul George triple-doubled Sunday,helping to lead the Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The 107-90 victory was confident as the Hawks at no point looked like a confident match for the Pacers.
George scored 23 points, launched 12 assists and secured 11 rebounds for the Pacers.
This video says it all.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Pacers forward Paul George spent the past summer turning himself into a better player. Now he’s planning to dedicate himself to becoming the NBA’s best all-around player.
A few minutes after accepting the league’s Most Improved Player Award, the 6-foot-9 swingman promised to work even harder to attain the biggest rewards of all — an NBA title and perhaps...
Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George has officially been crowned the NBA's Most Improved Player for 2013.
The 6'9" third-year forward, who made his first All-Star appearance this year, averaged a team-high 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals (compared to 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals last year), while also destablishing himself...
Paul George looked like a man possessed during yesterday’s game one of the NBA playoffs versus the Atlantas Hawks in Indiana. George finished with his first career triple-double in the playoffs and this intense block was one of them. This play really sums of the day for both teams. The Pacers, led by George looked focused, while Hawks looked pleased to just be there.
According to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2012-13 season.
George, 22, made his first All-Star Game in 2013, emerging in the absence of the injured Danny Granger to average career highs of 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals. Regarded as one of the league’s premier...
Paul George followed his triple-double by scoring a playoff career-high 27 points to lead Indiana past Atlanta 113-98 on Wednesday night.
The Pacers lead the best-of-seven first-round series 2-0 and have won four straight home games over the Hawks. It's the first time Indiana has held a 2-0 series lead since the 2004 Eastern Conference semifinals.
George, playing in his first...
The Indiana Pacers announced on Monday night that they will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Danny Granger suited up for only five games in the regular season, and the Indiana Pacers’ leading scorer from a year ago will not back at any point in these playoffs. At one time, Granger was the standout player on a bad-to-middling team, but now his main relevance to the Pacers is to reveal which observers have or have not been paying attention.
Through no fault of his own, the...
The Indiana Pacers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Paul George had another strong showing for Indiana scoring a career playoff high 27 points.
George was named the NBA’s most improved player of the season and he came through for the Pacers yet again.
As strong as George’s night was, Roy Hibbert had...
According to Memphis radio personality Chris Vernon, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Meanwhile the Indianapolis Star reports the Indiana Pacers will call a press conference this morning to announce that Paul George has been named the league’s Most Improved Player. Gasol winning Defensive Player of the Year comes as no...
Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers: Game 1
- This matchup just barely edges out Bulls/Nets as least intriguing first round series, in my opinion.
- The Hawks seem to know they have no shot at the NBA Finals, and they’re just going to play like it. Not a lot of effort.
- Paul George messed around and got himself a triple double. I wonder if anyone’s ever put...