Paul George is one of the top 5 two-way players in the league and is known for his ability to impact the game on both ends of the court. The five-time All-Star had a decorated career with the Indiana Pacers and led the team to playoffs six times during his stint.
After getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he had an impressive first season with the franchise and signed a four-year $137 million contract in the off-season. He is averaging 23.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game to start the 2018-19 season.
In the absence of point guard Russell Westbrook, George led the team brilliantly and the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently at the third spot on the Western Conference Standings. Let us take a look at four of Paul George's highest-scoring games in the NBA so far.
#3 43 at Portland Trail Blazers, December 2, 2013
Stat line: 43 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals on 53.3 percent shooting
Both the Portland Trail Blazers (14-3) and the Indiana Pacers (16-1) got off to a hot start in the 2013-14 season. They were both dismantling the oppositions and this was a matchup everyone was waiting for. Paul George exploded for 43 points but the Blazers had the last laugh.
George started the game with a three-pointer to give the Pacers a three-point lead. He then made a mid-range jumper to extend the Pacers' lead to five points. He was very efficient in the first quarter and with 2:41 remaining, he knocked down yet another mid-range jumper to extend the Pacers' lead to nine points.
George finished the game with 43 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists on 53.3 % shooting but could not get the win, thanks to Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge who combined for 54 points on 18-for-36 shooting.