November 24th, 2015
I can’t confirm if it was raining in Washington on Tuesday, but it was raining three’s in the Verizon Center. Paul George and C.J. Miles combined for 72 points on 15-of-17 from beyond the arc.
From the moment the game began, both were unconscious. The three’s they were hitting weren’t open looks, they were almost all contested. It clearly didn’t matter what Washington did, neither seemed to care.
For George it was his second highest scoring output of his career. He also contributed eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the win. PG13 has been a man on a mission of late, dismantling teams on both ends of the floor. We were waiting for the 2013-’14 version to return from the gruesome leg injury we’ve seen 100 times each, but this version is even better than what we expected.
The streaky C.J. Miles, on the other hand, had his season high point total dropping in 32. When Miles is hot, he can score from anywhere on the floor. Tuesday’s game will back me up.
The Pacers have been the most surprising team in the Eastern Conference, maybe the entire NBA. With outbursts like they got from George and Miles, they won’t lose to many teams. They are our Facets players of the night.