Paul George looks to be an emerging superstar for the Indiana Pacers. He poured in 35 points, two shy of a career-high, as well as five steals, five rebounds and four assists in an outstanding all-around game as the Pacers pulled out an overtime road victory over the New York Knicks.
Dare we say George is approaching MVP territory? He has carried his team to the best record in the league at 10-1 as the Pacers push for home court throughout the playoffs. The main reason for the Pacers’ success? None other than George himself.
He has simply been brilliant this year and not just because of his scoring. He plays defense on the opposing team’s best player for 48 minutes, is finding teammates and playing unselfish basketball.
Compare that to Carmelo Anthony who is trying to do everything by himself, a major reason for the Knicks disastrous start this season. George, of course, has help. He has perhaps the best young center in the league by his side in Roy Hibbert, and a tough-as-nails veteran forward in David West to do the dirty work.
This is as complete a team as it gets folks. It is also by far the biggest obstacle for the Miami Heat in repeating as Eastern Conference champions. If the Pacers get home court, I believe they have the goods, in big men in the post and an emerging superstar in George to dethrone the defending champions.
George is coming folks. Where he stops, no one knows.