Paul George's huge shot may have saved the Clippers' season

Paul George, LA Clippers
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In a bizarre season for the LA Clippers, Paul George has been arguably the team's best player. Putting up a team-leading average of 23.5 points in 19 contests without missing a game shows the incredible impact George has brought the Clippers.

On a team of ball-dominant players with multi-faceted skillsets, George has not allowed himself to fade to the background. This will continue to be paramount, as Head Coach Tyronn Lue has expressed that certain guys will need to be selfish at times for them to flourish.

On Saturday, Paul George played a big part in helping the Clippers pick up a massive win. In their second matchup with the Golden State Warriors in three days, LA found themselves down 22 points at the start of the third quarter.

Paul George's game-winner completed the Clippers' comeback

The game was decided in the final minute. After Stephen Curry missed a pull-up jumper with less than 20 seconds to go, Russell Westbrook pulled down the rebound and got the ball in the hands of George.

With Klay Thompson picking him up on defense, PG took a couple of quick dribbles before nailing a bold step-back jumper to give the Clippers a one-point lead. The shot lifted LA over Golden State, and helped them avoid picking up three losses in their last four games.

As insignificant as that win may seem, it put the Clippers over the Warriors in the standings and kept them from falling to 8-11 overall. In the grand scheme of things, it likely helped the team feel a little bit better about where they currently stand.

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Completing the comeback and earning the win when they could have easily laid down and lost by 20+ will undoubtedly put some wind back in the Clippers' sails.