George Erupts for 39 Points to Push Pacers Past Wizards
(WASHINGTON) -- Paul George scored a career playoff-high 39 points, 28 of them in the second half, to help the Indiana Pacers erase a 19-point deficit and beat the Washington Wizards 95-92 Sunday, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Indiana now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1.
"What he did tonight was special...There's no other way to put it," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said of George, who also added 12 rebounds. "He's probably the best wing defender in the game, chasing a guy that is really hard to guard in Bradley Beal and makes you expend a lot of energy. But to be able to do that for 46 minutes and put up 39 -- 12-for-23 from the field 7-for-10 from the three -- I mean it's just a special performance."
George wasn't the only Pacers' player that had a good game. Roy Hibbert had 17 points and nine rebounds while David West chipped in 14 points and eight assists.
The Wizards actually led the game by six with five minutes remaining but the Pacers closed the game on a 16-7 run, nine of those points by George, to move within one game of the Eastern Conference final.
Game 5 is Tuesday in Indianapolis. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern.
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