Paul George Looking To Return To All-Star Form
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Paul George Looking To Return To All-Star Form

After a rough start to the season, Paul George has stepped up when it's mattered most as he looks to regain his All-Star form.

Josh Wilson

It's been a rough start to the season for Paul George and his Indiana Pacers teammates.  Starting the season 0-3 and possibly doing a little soul searching within their newfound system, Paul George has seemed to finally settle in and accept his new role. 

George, who was a formidable All-Star player in the NBA and poised to make a run for the MVP prior to his horrific knee injury in Las Vegas, NV on August 1st of last year, has seemed to find his groove within the Pacers new offense.  He had a coming out party against the Boston Celtics, totaling 26 pints and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists to push the Pacers past the Celtics, 100-98 for their second consecutive win of the season.  George, followed up that past performance with a 36 point, 12 rebound night against a Miami Heat team that many think will challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers as the team to come out of the Eastern Conference next summer.  George was on a mission from the tip, looking to take over the game as he used to do on a nightly basis.   

The All-Star forward is on a mission to regain a spot as a top ten player in the NBA.  And he gets a chance to prove it against the best in the world, Lebron James.  George and James have always had great head-to-head matchups, none since James left South Beach, Miami, FL. 

George has been on a tear these past couple of games, with shot selection and shot efficiency improving on a nightly basis.  In order for the Pacers to make a serious run towards the postseason, they're going to need their own MVP, Paul George, to have a coming out party, and continue to party for the next 80 plus games.