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Paul George has funny explanation for his hot start

Paul George

Paul George had a funny explanation on Saturday night for his hot scoring start to the season.

George made his season debut for the LA Clippers on Thursday night after missing the first 11 games as he recovered from offseason surgeries on both shoulders. He scored 33 points in Thursday’s loss and 37 in Saturday night’s 150-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Asked about averaging 35 points per game to start the season, George offering a humorous explanation.

It’s no surprise George is scoring well now that he’s had his shoulders repaired. The guy was on fire last season and an MVP candidate until injuring his shoulder.

Prior to the right shoulder injury in February, he was averaging 28.7 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting, including 40.3 percent from 3 on 9.6 attempts. After the injury, George averaged 26.1 points per game on 39.7 percent shooting, including 33.8 percent from 3 on 10.4 attempts. Seeing him back at MVP form now that he’s healthy is no surprise and a credit to his playing ability.


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