Some NBA players have an arena they particularly love to play in. For Indiana Pacers’ star Paul George, that arena would be the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards.
The Indiana Pacers have won five straight games against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center when Paul George plays.
He’s absolutely dominated playing in the building colloquially known as the Phone Booth.
Here’s a look at what he’s been able to do against them over those five games.
After surviving Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks in the first round, the Pacers had the Wizards waiting for them. The Pacers lost home-court advantage after a Game 2 loss, but they won every road game in that series. That propelled them to another trip to the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the series against the Wizards, Paul George averaged 24.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game through 3 games in Washington. He also shot 47.8% from the field and 52.6% from deep. George was the catalyst for the Pacers’ comeback win in Washington in Game 4.
The Pacers were down by nearly 20 points, but George got hot and scored 39 points with 7 three-pointers.
The Pacers played three games against the Wizards in Washington last season. In those games, Paul George was big time. He averaged 39 points per game and 7 rebounds per game on the road. The shooting percentages were ridiculous. George shot 65.9% overall and 73.3% from three.