The past two games have not been kind to Paul George and his shooting percentage. 6 field goals made and 2 three pointers in that span might not seem too significant, but when you’re making the strides that George is making, every little detail will count. Now, I don’t believe this small slump should hurt Paul George in the long run, but it’s something worth noting. You gotta believe he’ll jump out of it soon enough and get right back to shooting the ball fine.
That needs to happen as soon as tomorrow as the Pacers will take on the Miami Heat for a second time this season. Paul George is going to be a focus of the game, and if he can come alive in that one, just think how much his MVP stock will rise. He is going to need that type of game like in Madison Square Garden. I know it’s all about the win as well, but I would love to see George break out of this mini slump and get his shots to fall again.
The other thing to think about is for George to step it up defensively if he can’t make a few baskets. Playing against Lebron James will be the defensive task, and I believe James is going to come out firing. Defensively, PauL George is going to have to be on his A game.
Offensively, the Pacers are going to need him to be just as strong. I’d like to see a game like he had last season in that first game of the Conference Finals against Miami, where he was just willing the Pacers to victory. They couldn’t pick up that win in the first game, so hopefully this result is a different one. But if George can come out and hit for 25 or more points, the Pacers should be right there ready to steal a victory in Miami. The shots will start falling again for George, and what better night to start than tomorrow night?