Pacers Hope Tonight’s Win Is a Sign of Things To Come in 2011

December 31st, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Perhaps the collective moans and groans were finally loud enough for Jim O'Brien to hear. They wanted Paul George, they got some Paul George, which wasn't good for the Wizards.

George has only played in ten games this season, but tonight was his best effort. He sparked the Pacers when they needed it the most, finishing with a season-high 13 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. The Pacers got a 95-86 win on their home court on New Year's Eve to end their three game losing streak.

Danny Granger and Darren Collison each finished with 18 points, and Hibbert was right behind them with 17.  Tonight though, was all about Paul George establishing himself.

George was a little surprised after the game, but he was confident in his abilities, and knew he had the support of everyone around him. "I didn't have any idea that my number would be called that early in the game." said George. "When I got in the game, my teammates helped me, urged me and got me going."

Despite turning the ball over 23 times, the Pacers were able to out-hustle and out-rebound the Wizards on their way to victory. The bench played solid tonight, and the defensive p ...

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