Paul George- 7-10 from the field, 17 points, 2 steals, and a block in roughly 27 minutes
Tyler Hansbrough- 10-17 from the field, 27 points, 10 rebounds (5 offensive) in about 30 minutes
I just figured that this deserved some mention since they both had new career highs last night. Admittedly the team overall played a pathetic game for a fan's standards, but it is somewhat understandable given the conditions.
There are, I believe, two coaches that are downright pathetic in this league and they are Paul Westphal and Jim O'Brien as they both have histories of ruining young players.. Under those conditions, and and the fourth game of a road trip to go with the thin air, we were due for one of these. We were competitive all road trip which, I suppose for the time being, is all we can ask for.
Looking down the road, it seems as if as soon as next year Paul George will be able to take over the starting shooting guard spot, which is a very good thing for us considering the current lack of consistency from that spot from Mike and Brandon.
Tyler seems to have his work cut out for him as a very good fringe starter/6th man for us and that is a win as far as I am concerned.
Thoughts on these two guys?