With a first quarter layup against the Miami Heat, Paul George surpassed 5,000 career points. Here’s a look back at how he’s put up points throughout his NBA career.
Paul George‘s first points came via a layup in the first quarter of his first career NBA game, a 122-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on October 27, 2010. He finished with four points.
- 2010-11: In his rookie year, Paul George scored 476 points in 61 games (7.8 ppg). He started 19 times that season and shot 45.3% from the floor.
- 2011-12: PG started all 66 regular season games, averaging 12.1 points per game. George finished the year with 798 points. He shot 38.5% from beyond the arc, 8.8% better than the previous year.
- 2012-13: Paul George scored 1373 points, averaging 17.8 per game, and was named an NBA All-Star for the first time and was recognized as the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
- 2013-14: This was George’s best season to date. He set season highs in points scored (1,737), points per game (21.7), made field goals (577), made 3-pointers (182) and made free throws (401).
- 2014-15: In an injury-shortened season, PG played in just six games, scoring 53 points, an average of 8.8 per game.
George surpassed 5,000 points with a layup in the first quarter of tonight’s game against the Miami Heat.