You can be forgiven if you forgot this was a Paul George return game. It wasn’t Indiana to whom the Clippers sent a veritable treasure chest for the rights to the star swingman. And if Indianapolis’s collective memories of their former star had faded during his two-year tenure in Oklahoma City, Paul George was ready to reanimate them. In style.
Without fellow superstar Kawhi Leonard (and a few others), Paul George submitted an analytics dream, scoring 36 points and fattening up from three (7-16) and the free throw line (9-11) to lead the Clippers over the Pacers, 110-99.