Found January 11, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
We’ve been hearing since Paul George’s rookie season in 2010-11 that he could be the Indiana Pacers’ No. 1 guy and even a NBA-wide star. It appears George is approaching — or already has approached — that status. With stellar performances in back-to-back wins against the East’s first- and second-place teams, the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks (albeit without Carmelo Anthony), George is making the basketball world take notice of his marked improvement as a game changer on both offensive and defensive ends of the floor. The Pacers, third in the East at 22-14 and the NBA’s top defensive team, this week held both Miami and New York to season-low scoring totals (77 for Miami and 76 for New York), and George was a huge factor in each effort. He went toe-to-toe with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Tuesday’s 87-77 triumph over the Heat, outshining either in the second half while James and Wade, arguably the best in the business, combined for nine turnovers. On top of his 24 points, 11 r...
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