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Paul George’s Heroics Lead Clippers to Stunning Comeback Victory

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LA Clippers found themselves in a deep hole against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Down by a staggering 26 points midway through the third quarter, it seemed like the game was slipping away. But then, Paul George stepped up in a way that only true superstars can.

Tomer Azarly, an NBA reporter, shared Garland’s thoughts on Twitter: “

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Darius Garland on Paul George’s game winner: “Tough. Hall-of-Famer. What can you say? He hit some tough shots. He hit a tough shot over Evan for the game. Just tip our hat off to him. He’s a Hall-of-Famer and just live with the results and try to make it as tough as we can.””
This quote encapsulates the emotions surrounding the close game and highlights George’s impact on the court.

The Clippers had a rough beginning, giving up 40 points in both the first and second quarters. At halftime, they trailed 80-59, and the outlook was grim. However, Coach Tyronn Lue’s adjustments and the second unit’s energy turned the tide. Russell Westbrook, Norman Powell, and Mason Plumlee injected life into the game, cutting the deficit to 12 by the end of the third quarter.

Paul George’s Explosive Fourth Quarter

Paul George, who had struggled earlier in the game, came alive when it mattered most. With just over seven seconds remaining, the Clippers were down by one point. George received the ball, eyes locked on the basket. He dribbled, created space, and launched a contested jumper. Swish! The crowd erupted as the ball found the net, giving the Clippers a 120-118 lead.

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But George wasn’t done. On the defensive end, he made a crucial play. With 1.7 seconds left, Cavs guard Darius Garland attempted a potential game-winner. George, known for his two-way prowess, rose to the occasion. He blocked Garland’s shot, securing the victory for the Clippers.

This game wasn’t just about the comeback; it was also historic for Paul George. With that last three-pointer, George reached 2,000 career threes—a feat achieved by only 14 players in NBA history. His clutch performance solidified his status as a Hall-of-Famer.

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