On a night where he dropped a career-high 30 points on the strength of hitting 7 threes, Paul George also found the time to track down Jason Terry to swat away his would-be breakaway layup — before it even left his hand. He followed that up but scurrying back to the other side of the court and hitting a try. George finished the game with a line of 30 points (on 11-for-19 shooting, 7-for-11 from deep), 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals
blocks. Not so bad for a second-year player. Or, ya know, anyone.
UPDATE: Mike Wells, the Pacer beat writer for the Indianapolis Star, spoke to George about the block after the game and he had this to say.
“I knew I could close out on him,” George said. “JT is losing some speed on that Jet. I knew I was able to catch up to him and make a play on that. I came down on the other end and A.J. (Price) found me.”
These Pacers say the darnedest things.