Found February 16, 2012 on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog:
Paul George was a super sleeper coming into the season, and he's lived up to the hype. Some nights have been better than others, and tonight was a goodie.

Danny Granger will take the headlines for leading the Pacers with 32 points in the Pacers 93-88 win over the Nets. But George, who will compete in this year's dunk competition, filled the stat sheet with 11 points (4-8 FG and 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, four steals, two blocks, a three and two turnovers. It was a bounce-back game after struggling from the field last night in a loss to Cleveland (George hit just 4-of-14 shots and 2-of-6 free throws but finished the night with 11 points and eight rebounds).

This season, George is averaging 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 steals, .6 blocks and 2 turnovers in 31 minutes. He's hit 49 threes in 29 games. His field-goal percentage leaves a bit to be desired, shooting 43.5 percent (he's hitting 78.2 percent of his free throws). 

George is rewarding owners who had the foresight to draft him this season. However, he's been mired in a shooting slump in his last five games, hitting just 17-of-56 shots (30.4 percent) and 12-of-21 free throws (57.1 percent). But he's still giving owners the across-the-board production that he's becoming known for.


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Pacers' Granger to return vs. Nets (AP)

Pacers forward Danny Granger is expected to start Thursday against New Jersey. Indiana lost its top scorer with a sprained left ankle in the first quarter of Tuesday's loss to Miami. Granger also sat out Wednesday's loss at Cleveland. About 75 minutes before tipoff, coach Frank Vogel said Granger would start.

Recap: Indiana vs. New Jersey

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Pacers F Granger out with sprained ankle (AP)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.17

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