Paul George Nets Triple Double in Game 1 Win (VIDEO)

by April 22, 2013

Let’s be honest: the Hawks/Pacers first round tilt isn’t the sexiest Playoff matchup around, so it’d be understandable if you missed Paul George and his triple double (23 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds in 44 minutes) to give Indiana a 1-0 series lead. Per the Indy Star: “Mark Jackson was the only Indiana Pacer to record a triple-double in the playoffs in franchise history. That changed Sunday afternoon when Paul George removed any doubt that had crept into the minds of many about the state of the Pacers and whether he could get a jolt back into his 22-year-old legs to carry them in the playoffs. George returned to all-star form not only with his scoring, but also with his rebounding, passing and defending. The third-year swingman joined Jackson in the record books by recording a triple-double in the Pacers’ 107-90 Game 1 playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. […] ‘It’s a big deal for Paul,’ Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. ‘I’m happy for him, I’m happy for this community and this franchise that we have an up-and-coming player like Paul George.’ […] ‘I’ve said for this playoff run I’m leaving everything on the floor,’ George said. ‘I know what is expected of me now. I want the pressure. I’ll do whatever it takes.'”