View Full Version : Impressions of Paul George's first All Star Game

02-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Overall I thought it was a great game for him as he was the fourth leading scorer for the East

Trader Joe
02-18-2013, 03:05 PM
Uh, yeah, pretty good.

Kid Minneapolis
02-18-2013, 03:10 PM
I think he surprised everyone, including us. I sort of expected him, being the new young guy, to be "frozen out" so to speak and just not have many opportunities, but not only did he make stuff happen, he seemed to actually fall into favor with the team and coaching down the stretch as they favored him on the court over many others. I think he really elevated himself in the eyes those around the league. If you look at his stats, he had a typical "PG game"... 17 points, 4-5 rebounds, 3-4 assists. It wasn't far off his regular-season production.

02-18-2013, 03:13 PM
17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

It was a really great performance considering he came off the bench and only played 20 minutes. He more than made up for that forgettable 3-point Shootout performance. :laugh:

I'm really happy he played well. He represented the Pacers better than any other Pacers All-Star before him except for maybe one of JO's All-Star performances.

02-18-2013, 03:17 PM
What stood out to me, was that even surrounded by the best talent in the league, PG still managed to make everything look so smooth and easy to him.

Trader Joe
02-18-2013, 03:18 PM
He was making defense plays without even trying just because he is so damn long and athletic. He is amazing on that end of the court. The fact that his offense seemingly was looking so smooth right now is just a bonus.

2minutes twoa
02-18-2013, 03:34 PM
For a naturally unselfish team player he did great! I wish he would've done a dunk to really wow the crowd on that break away though. I love that his focus was representing Indiana!

02-18-2013, 03:36 PM
He's good, but I'm not sure what a good allstar game performance proves, except that he wasn't scared.

Trader Joe
02-18-2013, 03:38 PM
He's good, but I'm not sure what a good allstar game performance proves, except that he wasn't scared.

Which is important IMO.

02-18-2013, 03:49 PM
I thought the grouping of Deng, Noah and PG did a nice job. Actual defense and effort instead of the half-assed effort of the starters. Good to see that approach to the game.

02-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Praise from the enemy. ;) http://www.indystar.com/article/20130217/SPORTS/302170033?sf9676778=1

“He’s gifted with God-given talent,” East and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But you can tell he’s reached this level with an incredible work ethic because he has really jumped and improved. That’s not by accident. He’s 22 years old. It’s scary how good he’ll be.”

“(The Pacers) have given him the keys and instilled confidence in him,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said. “ He’s a force. He has so many talents and skills, that’s just scratching the surface.”

02-18-2013, 06:32 PM
We have a star on our hands. Another feather in Larry Legend's cap.