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    Default Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    I really think that this is one of the best defensive performances in Pacers history. Not even joking. Consider this Paul's first milestone as a Pacer.

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    Vogel saying Paul George set a team record with 18 deflections tonight.
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    Derrick Rose stat line:11-25 from the field, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 turnovers

    Paul George had 3 steals, 4 blocks, and 18 deflections.

    Amazing defense. That is something to be excited about.
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    Paul George can flat out play. He is going to be GOOD. He just needs to work on his offensive game this summer. He can really be something special.

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    Default Re: Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    D Rose only had 6 turnovers?

    I swear I was convinced he had at least 10 or 12.

    During stretches of the 3rd it was THAT ugly for him.
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    Paul George is the King. Enough said...

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    Default Re: Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    His combination of length and quickness makes him a defensive nightmare. I don't really know who I'd compare him to in that regard, a young Scottie Pippen or Shawn Marion?

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    He could really be our best defensive player since Artest. If he can work further on both his offense and defense, then we may have found our own version of Kobe and Jordan.

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    Default Re: Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    From the first time I saw him play at the start of the season, I was amazed at his defensive instincts, the best I've seen for a Pacers player since Derrick McKey. Better instincts than Artest

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    He was largely BRILLIANT on D tonight. Insanely impressive for a rookie in the playoffs. God, if he tightens up his decision making and his offense blossoms in the coming years, this is our superstar.

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    Default Re: Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    You would never believe this guy is a rookie by watching him play these first two games of this series. This is exactly why the playoffs beat the lottery. This experience these young guys are getting is invaluable.

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    Wait until this kid fine tunes his offensive and defensive skills.

    I really truly believe we've got a future superstar in Paul.

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    Not to throw dirt on O'Brien's grave but wasn't bad defense his reason for keeping George out of the rotation?

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    Default Re: Paul George's defense tonight deserves some undivided attention

    He's good now for a rookie... and we all can project to what he could become... Right now, all I'm seeing is a guy as good as our best player, Granger, right now... Danny's a scorer and shooter, PG is just a shooter and very good defensive player... He can sort of create his shot but turns it over a lot... handles and midrange jumper...

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    You're not out of line. Greatest individual defensive performance by a Pacer I have ever seen.

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    I'm not worried about his offense at all. He's a rookie, I've seen that his offensive game is there. His shot just needs to fall. Theres nothing wrong with his form, its quite good actually. He's very smooth on offense too.

    His defense is showing to be nothing short of great. This guy is going to be special for us. And he has the attitude to keep working. Tasting the playoffs in his first year will only make him better. Like Bird said in his first playoff trip, he knew he had a lot of work to do. I see Paul doing the same thing this off season.

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    That might be the best individual defensive performance by any player all year.

    I'm going to call it now, George will be the best perimeter defender in the league in 2 years.

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    I thought he was fantastic tonight! He's gotten better with his ball handling, not turning over so much. I don't remember any turnovers tonight.

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    Great game by PG, gotta love this team.

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    George was a ridiculous tonight on defense. Not much else to say.

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    I can't believe Rose's statline was as good as it was. Seriously, it's a crime that it wasn't worse because George played great defense on him.

    I think Paul's play set the tone for the rest of the game. It was a phenomenal night for our young guy.

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    That might be the best individual defensive performance by any player all year.

    I'm going to call it now, George will be the best perimeter defender in the league in 2 years.
    He is certainly well on his way. Even if he becomes only average offensively, his potential on defense is game changing. He could be a longer, leaner, sane version of Ron Artest. And that's one of the worst case scenarios.

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    You would never believe this guy is a rookie by watching him play these first two games of this series. This is exactly why the playoffs beat the lottery. This experience these young guys are getting is invaluable.
    Defensively, I totally agree.

    Offensively... well... let's just say I look forward to year 3.

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    Not to throw dirt on O'Brien's grave but wasn't bad defense his reason for keeping George out of the rotation?
    OB can take that excuse and shove it up his ***

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    I can't believe Rose's statline was as good as it was. Seriously, it's a crime that it wasn't worse because George played great defense on him.

    I think Paul's play set the tone for the rest of the game. It was a phenomenal night for our young guy.
    In both of these games I thought "man! we're doing great on rose! Paul George is making life hard!" and then I look at the stat line and see rose has a million points. lol.

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    In both of these games I thought "man! we're doing great on rose! Paul George is making life hard!" and then I look at the stat line and see rose has a million points. lol.
    Rose made a lot in the fourth from the switches where Granger was guarding him. At the end of the 3rd Rose was shooting 38% percent with 6 turnovers.

    You could tell Rose wanted nothing to do with George on him. Pretty impressive when you can use a 6'8 small forward to guard one of the most unguardable points in the league.

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    Defensively, I totally agree.

    Offensively... well... let's just say I look forward to year 3.
    True... defensively he played an excellent game. And if the announced stats of Rose having 6 errors before the end of the 3rd were accurate, then he finished with 7 or 8 turnovers not 6.... since he made a couple of errors in the 4th as well.

    Just judging him offensively from this one game, I'd say George pushed too much. He needed to give it back to the PG a couple of times, instead of forcing the issue 1-on-1 and committing errors.

    BUT.... I also give him brownie points for having the confidence to attempt the 1-on-1 moves in the first place.

    In the summer, I hope he improves his handles, works on his mid-range game and makes even more improvement to his perimeter shot. If he is able to do all of these things, I think we have a beast on our hands next year.

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