(Editor’s note: Third in a series of stories coming on Pistons.com over the next several days with Joe Dumars and his perspective on the Pistons.)

Virtually from the moment the Pistons saw Greg Monroe fall to them in the 2010 draft, the search was on for a complementary frontcourt fit. Alongside the offensively skilled Monroe, Joe Dumars hoped to find a shot-swatting, rim-protecting, floor-running 7-footer.

Paul George has relished his opportunity to play a larger role for the Indiana Pacers as Danny Granger continues to recover from a knee injury.

The Detroit Pistons, though, found out what he was capable of last season.

After another solid performance, George looks to help guide Indiana to a season-best third consecutive victory Saturday night against Detroit, which has won three straight home meetings in the series.