The NBA announced Tuesday that Paul George has been named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Month for November. This marks the second time George has received the East’s monthly honor. The last time the two-time All-Star was selected as Player of the Month was back in November of 2013, prior to him having missed almost the entirety of the 2014-15 season with a severe leg injury.
George led the Eastern Conference and ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring (27.2 ppg), helping the Pacers win 11 of 13 games after an 0-3 start. The 6-9 George also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.56 steals in 35.6 minutes per game. His 51 three-pointers placed him second in the East and tied for third in the NBA. George scored at least 20 points in 12 straight games to close out November, the longest streak of his career. The streak included a season-high 40-point performance in a 123-106 win over the Wizards on Nov. 24, the second 40-point game of his career.
George ended the month of November averaging 29.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. These impressive numbers come while the Pacers star is shooting 47.7% from the field, coupled with 49.5% from deep. George finished with over 30 points six times in November. George’s offensive rating comes in at 106.7. George’s best performance came against the Wizards on Nov. 24, where he put up 40 points.
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Nov. 6 vs. Miami: Scored 36 points and added 12 rebounds and three steals in a 90-87 victory over the Heat.
Nov. 24 @ Washington: Scored 40 points (on 14-for-19 shooting) and grabbed eight rebounds in a 123-106 win over the Wizards.
Nov. 29 @ L.A. Lakers: Shot 14-of-17 from the foul line and hit five three-pointers on his way to 39 points in a 107-103 win over the Lakers.