Paul George Joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant in Elite Playoff Stat

Published 06/29/2021, 1:51 AM EDT
Jun 16, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) dribbles up the court during the first half of game five in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Clippers led by Paul George secured a huge win against the Phoenix Suns in game 5. Clippers took the game 116-102. As a result, the series stands at 3-2 and would now demand a game 6. As we’ve seen in the past, the Clippers are a team that will fight till the end.

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However, the job is far from finished for them. Devin Booker was the Suns’ star tonight with 31 points while Chris Paul ended with 22 points and 8 assists. However, this was not enough to overcome the wrath of Marcus Morris and PG13.

Jun 24, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) shoots against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half in game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George makes history

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The Clippers’ main man, Paul George, had arguably his best game for the Clippers since joining them. Young Trece accumulated 41 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. In addition, he als0 had 3 steals and shot 75% from the field.

Paul George joined some elite company through this performance, becoming one of only 4 players to have over 20 points in the first 18 games of the playoffs. He joins Michael Jordan(3 times), Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant(2 times).

All three of them made it to the Finals in the years they achieved this feat. George has been nothing short of remarkable since Kawhi’s injury, and he will look to continue this form.

He is evidently looking more confident while taking shots and that is a big positive for the Clippers.

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Elimination still looms large over the Clippers

Even though the Clippers played amazing basketball in game 5, they still see themselves down. They will have to defend home court in Game 6. After that, they will have a game 7 at Phoenix. It will be a tough task for the Clippers, as they cannot afford a slip up at any stage.

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Good news is that Paul George and company have been firing on all cylinders. While Paul George has been the star of the show, others have played their roles to perfection.

Marcus Morris looks to have recovered from his knee injury and had a great game with 22 points. Reggie Jackson has upped his performances in the off-season and consistently scored when needed.

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Jun 22, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) celebrates with Paul George (13) and Terance Mann (14) against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game two of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers are looking extremely tough. However, Chris Paul and the Phoenix are equally skilled. It will definitely be an exciting battle, and it could be anyone’s game at the end of the day.

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