Postgame: Paul George on Record-Breaking All-Star Performance

February 14, 2016 - Pacers forward Paul George discusses his 41-point performance in the2016 All-Star Game, where he set an NBA record by making nine 3-pointers.

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Postgame: Paul George on Record-Breaking All-Star Performance

February 14, 2016 - Pacers forward Paul George discusses his 41-point performance in the2016 All-Star Game, where he set an NBA record by making nine 3-pointers.
Feb 14, 2016  |  01:29

Paul George Erupts for 41 During 2016 All-Star Game

February 14, 2016 - Paul George came just one-point shy of tying Wilt Chamberlain's NBA All-Star Game record of 42 points in a game. PG racked up his 41 from primarily behind the arc on Sunday night, drilling 9-of-19 from downtown. His nine made 3-pointers were an All-Star Game record, breaking the previous high of eight, set by Carmelo Anthony.
Feb 15, 2016  |  00:27

Paul George Thanks Fans for All-Star Support

February 14, 2016 - After scoring 41 points in his third career All-Star Game, Paul George thanked Pacers nation for their support and for sending him to Toronto to compete among the world's best basketball players.
Feb 15, 2016  |  00:09

Postgame: All-Star Coaches on PG's Performance

February 14, 2016 - West head coach Gregg Popovich and East head coach Tyronn Lue react to Pacers forward Paul George scoring 41 points in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
Feb 15, 2016  |  00:46

Paul George Speaks to Media Following All-Star Practice

February 13, 2016 - Eastern Conference All-Star starter Paul George spoke with various media members following his team's practice on Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.
Feb 13, 2016  |  09:38

Rakeem Christmas on his First D-League All-Star Game

February 13, 2016 - Pacers rookie Rakeem Christmas talked about what it meant to him to be named to the 2016 D-League All-Star Team for his play with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this season, and why he decided it was time to trim off the beard.
Feb 13, 2016  |  01:05

Mic'd Up: Paul George

Check out Pacers' All-Star Paul George mic'd up at the Team East All-Star practice.
Feb 13, 2016  |  00:29

Mad Ants Guard Walter Lemon, Jr. on D-League Dunk Contest

February 13, 2016 - Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Walter Lemon, Jr. discusses his performance in the 2016 D-League Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Toronto.
Feb 13, 2016  |  00:54

Paul George on Journey Back from Injury to All-Star Game

February 12, 2016 - During his media availability on Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Paul George reflected on his arduous journey back from a leg injury to returning to the All-Star Game, the benefits of having persevered through such a difficult recovery process, and the inspiration that his mother provided during his rehabilitation.
Feb 12, 2016  |  05:33

Paul George on Kobe Bryant's Final All-Star Game, Legacy, and Personal Impact

February 12, 2016 - At NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Paul George discusses Kobe Bryant's final All-Star Game, his legacy as one of the all-time greats, and his personal impact on George's life and career.
Feb 12, 2016  |  05:18

Fellow All-Stars Discuss Paul George's Return to All-Star Form

February 12, 2016 - At NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, fellow All-Stars James Harden, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and DeMarcus Cousins reflect on Paul George's amazing bounce back from a horrific leg injury in 2014 to returning to All-Star form this season.
Feb 12, 2016  |  01:41

Paul George on Indy Hosting ASG, Olympics, Warriors' Success, etc.

February 12, 2016 - At NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Paul George touched on a variety of topics, including the potential of Indianapolis hosting an All-Star Game in the future, his outlook on playing for the Olympic team, the success of the Golden State Warriors, his increased leadership role this season, and the international expansion of the NBA.
Feb 12, 2016  |  05:10

All-Star Media Day: Paul George

Pacers' All-Star Paul George speaks with TNT's David Aldridge in Toronto.
Feb 12, 2016  |  02:59

Paul George on All-Star Selection: "It's Pretty Amazing"

January 21, 2015 - Pacers forward Paul George talks with FOX Sports Indiana's Jeremiah Johnson about being selected to start the 2016 All-Star Game on Feb. 14 in Toronto.
Jan 21, 2016  |  01:35

Inside The NBA: Paul George

Pacers' All-Star Paul George joins the Inside set to talk about his resurgence after battling back from a terrible leg injury.
Jan 21, 2016  |  06:18

All-Star Top 10: Paul George

Check out the top 10 plays from Eastern Conference All-Star Paul George!
Jan 21, 2016  |  03:41

Shot Makers: Eastern All-Stars

See what makes Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler three of the best shot makers in the East.
Feb 5, 2016  |  00:59

Paul George Explodes for 41 Points in All-Star Game

PG One Point Shy of 54-Year-Old Record, But East Falls to West
by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

The NBA All-Star Game is never short on storylines and this year's contest was no exception.

All eyes were on Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, as he took part in his 18th and final All-Star Game on Sunday night in Toronto. There was also plenty of attention on the three All-Stars from the defending champion Golden State Warriors — on pace to put together the best regular season in league history — and the two All-Stars from the hometown Raptors.

But Pacers forward Paul George's star shone brighter than anyone's on Sunday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Pacers' star led all scorers with 41 points — over twice as many as any Pacers player has ever scored in a single All-Star Game and one shy from breaking a 54-year-old record — and set a new league record for 3-pointers made in the mid-season showcase.

It wasn't quite enough to lead the East to victory, as the West pulled away in the second half for a 196-173 win, but George's performance had everyone buzzing.

"I think to start out everyone wants a chance to win MVP in the All-Star Game," George said. "That was definitely a goal. So much special stuff wrapped around this one.

"It would have been a special moment to win it. But really, it was really just about coming here and enjoying everyone's -- just enjoying being with these guys, man, and having a good showing."

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No one got off to a hotter start on Sunday night. Playing in his third All-Star Game, the six-year NBA veteran swished his first shot of the night, a 3-pointer. Moments later, he caught an alley-oop from Dwyane Wade.

That seemed to put PG in a rhythm reminiscent of some of his early-season performances. George knocked down three of his next four shots from beyond the arc, helping the home East squad build an early lead.


Thanks to his hot hand, George logged the longest shift of any All-Star starter in the first quarter, playing 7:58 and accumulating 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, going 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

George checked back into the game with 3:36 remaining in the second quarter. He added a one-handed dunk to his tally in the final minute, finishing the half with 16 points and three rebounds.

In the third quarter, George set a franchise All-Star Game record and matched an NBA mark. After an early alley-oop from LeBron James got him to 18 points, George buried his fifth triple of the night with 10:29 left in the period to give him 21 points, breaking his own record for most points by a Pacers player in an NBA All-Star Game (18 in 2014 in New Orleans).

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PG continued to show off his shooting stroke over the next few minutes. He hit two more threes and a floater before knocking down his eighth triple of the night with 3:33 left in the quarter, matching the NBA record for threes in an All-Star Game (Carmelo Anthony previously pulled off the feat in 2014).

East head coach Tyronn Lue said that Anthony made George aware that he was within striking distance of his record and the two stars were joking about it as George drew nearer and eventually surpassed Anthony's mark.

"PG and John Wall, they were serious," Lue said. "They weren't messing around tonight. They took the game more serious than everybody else did (on the East team), and you could see the outcome with Paul."

George added nine points to his tally in the fourth quarter, pulling within one point of Wilt Chamberlain's 1962 record for most points in a single All-Star Game. He missed a step-back jumper over Draymond Green in the right corner in the final minute and couldn't get another clean look, as the West locked down on him defensively.

He finished the night one point shy of the record, matching Russell Westbrook's 41-point performance in last year's game. George made 16-of-26 shots on the night, going 9-for-19 from 3-point range.

George's big night was perhaps the biggest milestone since his return from breaking his right leg in August 2014, an injury that caused him to miss all but the final six games of last season.

"It's really special," George said of the game. "You know, I had a hard-fought summer, hard-fought rehab year. It was just a very upward climb. It took every day and really every moment of rehab to get through it."

George's performance drew plenty of praise from his fellow competitors.

"I'm actually amazed looking at him," San Antonio Spurs and West team head coach Gregg Popovich said. "Every time he runs up and down the floor and jumps up for those dunks and everything, I'm thinking, wow, the human body must be amazing, it really must be amazing.

"To come back and play at that level athletically, it just stuns me every time I see him out there...It's great that he's back."

Westbrook took home MVP honors for the second straight year, leading the West with 31 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals.

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