Clippers’ Paul George on what fueled him to do better this season

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The Los Angeles Clippers went off against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night to secure another victory. Paul George was again a vital part of his team success vs. the Kings.

(via Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated):

“I’m coming back with vengeance,” George claimed. “I didn’t like the fact that people saw weakness. I had to address that…that fueled me.”

The Clippers’ superstar finished Friday’s contest with 26 points, on 8-of-14 shooting and 50 percent from beyond the arc. He is averaging 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists per 34.6 minutes throughout 12 games in the 2020/21 season campaign.

Furthermore, he is shooting the lights out with 50.3% from the field and 51.5% from beyond the arc. After a disappointing finish in last year’s playoffs, George went to dark place with coming back better being the only thought in his mind.

“It’s the only way I could respond after the tough year last year,” George said. “I went to a dark place, I had nothing but to get better, that was the only thing on my mind. The only thing was to get better.”

George’s great start help Ty Lue and his team climb the rankings in the Western Conference as the Clippers are the second best team in the West behind the Lakers.