The All-Star has been clutch all season long for the Indiana Pacers. He’s shooting 52.2% in clutch situations. George is also having his most efficient season in the NBA. Efficiency was always an Achilles heel for PG, especially in the final minutes.
It isn’t just in the last few minutes either. Last season he shot just 41.8% from the field. Guys like LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Kevin Durant are always hovering around 50% shooting. This season, Paul is shooting a very solid 45.2% from the field and 38% from deep. He’s only 0.1% off of his career high in overall shooting percentage, which happened during his rookie season in the NBA.
George and the Pacers will look to continue their momentum as they visit the Washington Wizards. The game is in Washington, which is good news for Paul George. He loves playing in that building. Some of his biggest performances have come inside of the Verizon Center — also known as the Phone Booth.
If you were wondering, here’s a list of the players that are ahead of Paul in the MVP race: John Wall, Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. It will take something special for him to jump up into serious contention.