Biggest question heading into Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers series: 5. Will PG-13 overcome playoff woes?
Paul George’s playoff struggles have been well documented. He has played in 15 playoff series in his career and shot under 40 percent from the field in six of them. George was anything but his self-proclaimed “Playoff P” against the Mavs in the playoffs last season. He averaged 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game, but shot just 35.8 percent from the field and 27.5 percent on his threes over the six games.
George was better in the second round against the Nuggets but disappeared when the Clippers needed him most. He was a combined three for 16 in the fourth quarter of the final three games as Denver stormed back from a three games to one deficit to upset LA inside the bubble.
The only way for PG-13 to silence his critics is to raise his game in the playoffs and help lift the LA Clippers on a deep run. The Lakers’ injury concerns have left the Western Conference wide open. This is the year the Clippers must take advantage.
Will Paul George overcome his playoff struggles against the Dallas Mavericks? He figures to be one of the major talking points of the series either way.
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