George made a nice double-pump layup and then knocked down a jumper with about eight minutes left in the game to fend off the pesky Wizards and push the Pacers lead up to 13 points. PG didn't score again but from there the Pacers held on to beat the Wiz thanks to six consecutive free throw makes from D.J. Augustin.
But it was George who fueled the win for the Pacers and after the game Frank Vogel expressed his appreciation for how well George is playing of late.
"Paul George is becoming a beast of a player at both ends of the floor," Vogel said. "He's probably the best wing defenders in the league. It was a dominant performance by him at both ends."
Fortunately, PG stepped up in an otherwise nondescript W that had a few highlights along with plenty of yawns and hoops follies. Things should get much more interesting for the Pacers now with Boston, Milwaukee, Miami and New York next up on the schedule with those last three games all at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Check out the links:
- Wizards at Pacers - Box score and highlights
- Game Rewind: Pacers 89, Wizards 81 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- George Is a 22-Year Old "Beast" | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers Second-Half Single-Game Tickets Available | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Paul George leads the way again as Pacers hold off pesky Wizards | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- George scores 29 as Pacers hold off Wizards | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Wizards vs. Pacers: Washington falls to 1-14 on road with 89-81 loss to Indiana - The Washington Post
- Pacers beat Wizards for 6th straight home win - AP
- Pacers: Blue and gold get no love on rescheduled game | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Pacers defeat Wizards: Washington comeback falls short 89-81 - Bullets Forever
- Post-Game Grades: Pacers Don’t Lose to Wizards Again - 8 Points, 9 Seconds
- Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant and George Hill headline All-Improvement Team | The Point Forward - SI.com
- Hard-working Grizzlies sink slumping Celtics - Yahoo! Sports
- San Antonio Spurs beat Milwaukee Bucks - Recap - SI.com