Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pacers Rookie Paul George Making Siginificant Contributions

By: Nick Grays, The Sports Bank Columnist

For the third time in six games, Indiana Pacers rookie forward Paul George has reached double digit points.

Why is this important? Next to superstar Danny Granger's 21 points per game, the Pacers (16-20) have struggled to score while averaging 96.9 points per game (22nd in the league). When the team does find production and eclipse the 100 point mark, they are 10-2.

George is by no means a scoring threat on this Pacers team, but he is an improving rookie who could emerge into one.  On Wednesday, George posted a career-high 16 points off the bench in a 102-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

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