LA Clippers: Paul George has dominated in April

When the LA Clippers signed Paul George to an extension this summer, many questioned just how effective he would be going forward. He was just coming off a questionable performance in the postseason and no one knew what to expect.

George was adamant he would be better this season, however, and came out firing on all cylinders before injuries derailed him for a little. Since he has returned, he has been on another level.

Paul George has been dominant all April and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down.

George’s stats in April have been nothing short of amazing. In six games, here are his averages:

  • 28.3 points
  • 50.9 FG%, 53.7 3P%, 96.8 FT%
  • 5.8 rebounds
  • 5.5 assists
  • 1.3 steals

Over the past four games, he has taken his play to another level. George has scored 30+ points in each game, tied for the second-longest such streak of his career. To do that while shooting an average of 56% from the field is extremely impressive. It makes sense why the league awarded him with the Player of the Week Award.

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If PG can continue this through the postseason, the LA Clippers will be a very tough out for anyone. George is playing at an MVP caliber level as of late and when both he and Kawhi Leonard are clicking, the Clippers have one of, if not the top duos in the league.

George will miss tonight’s game versus the Detroit Pistons for rest. Assuming he returns on Friday though, he will have a tough test in the Philadelphia 76ers and Defensive Player of the Year candidate Ben Simmons. George’s dominance will be put to the test.

Hopefully, he can continue his high level of play then and into the postseason. The Clippers need more of this from him if they want to win an elusive NBA championship.