Paul George is one of the most unique and talented players in the NBA. The LA Clippers guard is one of the few players in the league who can handle the ball, rebound well and shoot from all three levels at a high-efficiency rate.
Paul George’s career statistics suggest he is one of the most consistent performers in the NBA, and rightly so. He has always been a leading player for all the teams he has played for and is always expected to be the key to becoming successful.
However, Paul George’s struggles during crucial games throughout his career have always overshadowed his status as one of the top-rated players in the league.
There have been multiple instances in his NBA playoffs career where the team needed Paul George to put up a masterclass, but he failed to deliver, which resulted in his respective teams ending up on the losing side.
On that note, let’s take a look at five times Paul George wasn’t able to turn his ‘Playoff P’ mode on in important games during the NBA playoffs.
The 2014 NBA Eastern Conference finals saw the Paul George-led Indiana Pacers and LeBron James-led Miami Heat square off against each other. Goerge helped the Pacers win Game 1 in emphatic style, tallying 24 points. The Pacers had a terrific chance of going 2-0 up in Game 2, but George wasn’t able to replicate his Game 1 heroics and scored just 14 points on 4-of-16 shooting from the floor.
The Heat ended up winning the match 87-83 and went on to clinch a 4-2 series win. If the Pacers would’ve won Game 2, it would have indeed been a daunting task for LeBron James and crew to come back in the series.
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