Paul George totaled 41 points (15-20 FG, 3-6 3PT, 8-8 FT), thirteen rebounds, six assists, and three steals in the Suns’ 116-102 loss to the Suns on Monday.
George looks to stay "up" after the Clippers' win over the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. You know, George has been the best player on the floor for the majority of the games played post Kawhi Leonard's exit. At this point, it would be hard to see that changing. It looks as if the only person that could stop him is himself. George did start off slow this past game, which the sportscasters heavily commented on. It was hilarious to experience their tone change as he posted his best real-life and fantasy-life performance since the beginning of the playoffs. The Suns could opt to over commit to slowing George down, but his ability to get to the line and snag rebounds could be more impactful in elevating his value than their efforts to limit his. Unless the basketball gods wish to add some drama tonight and have him put up a high-floor performance almost rivaled by a Reggie Jackson effort, George should have his way with the Suns and be at least the second top play on the floor.