Down by four with 18 seconds left on Friday night, Paul George showed Pacers fans why, in his coach Frank Vogel's words, they "should be thankful that he's part of our franchise for years to come."
George was set to inbound in the ball in front of the Pacers' bench with the Kings leading 103-99. The All-Star passed it to David West on the right wing and then curled around him to get the ball back. With Sacramento's Derrick Williams chasing him through David West's screen, George rose up for a 3-pointer and drew a foul. He buried the 3 and then the free throw, completing a four-point play to tie the game. The Pacers forced overtime, where they went on to win 116-111.
"It's one of my best games. To get stops, to make shot after shot, regardless of the shot I feel like it was one of my best games because we didn't give up," George said, per the Indianapolis Star. "I felt like we were going to win that game. Just the will to get stops, to make plays, to get shots. Whether I had those four points... I still would have thought this was one of my best games."
A day after being voted in as a starter for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, George shot 12 for 22 from the field and finished with 36 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists. He scored eight of his 36 in overtime.