Some opponents of the Indiana Pacers could withstand an onslaught by Paul George. Über-efficient scoring and playmaking outbursts by the three-time All-Star have become something close to commonplace in the early going of 2015-16. George, playing his first full season since breaking his leg barely more than a year ago, is a first-tier MVP candidate after a few weeks of play.
What makes Frank Vogel’s team even harder to beat, obviously, is one of the Pacers’ ancillary pieces going off for a career performance as their best player continues dominating – which is exactly what took place against the Washington Wizards.
George and C.J. Miles combined for 72 points and 17(!) three-pointers on Tuesday night, leading Indiana to a 123-106 win over Washington at Verizon Center. The Pacers moved to 9-5 with the victory, mere percentage points behind the Chicago Bulls for second-place in the Eastern Conference.