It is no secret that the LA Clippers' return to their winning ways in recent weeks has been a byproduct of their star players having more experience playing with each other. Without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, LA has lost their last two contests. However, their overall play has still seen a big improvement.
Paul George has been as steady as ever for the Clippers. Outside of the Sacramento game where he left early due to injury, PG has logged 20 points or more in each of his last eight games. In the team's last nine outings including the Kings game, he is shooting a scorching 46% from three.
With how often he has been filling up the stat sheet with makes from three-point land, there should be little surprise that George is quickly moving up the Clippers' all-time made three-pointers list. After Saturday's game against Boston, he now sits at 665 made threes in a Clippers uniform, just nine shy of JJ Redick for number two on the list.
Paul George continues moving up the Clippers' made three-pointers list
It was not long ago we saw George pass Chris Paul to claim the fourth spot on this list. Now, he has just two more former Clippers to catch before he becomes the all-time franchise leader in threes made.
This may sound far-fetched at first listen, but it is a very attainable goal for the star wing. Eric Piatkowski holds the top spot on the list with 738 made threes, but that is just 73 makes above where Paul George currently stands.
If PG can stay on the floor, he should be able to break that mark this season rather easily. If he does, he will do it in four less seasons than Piatkowski reached his record in.
Of course, much of George's quick ascent up this list can be attributed to the three-point revolution that has struck the NBA in the last decade. But it is still an achievement worth celebrating.