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Los Angeles Clippers were able to edge the Portland Trail Blazers due to the excellent performance of Paul George. After George clinched the victory with two free-throws, DeMarcus Cousins admitted he is a fan of PG.

(via Sports Illustrated):

“PG’s cool as a fan,” Cousins said postgame. “He leads by example. He comes in and he works every single day. Every night he steps on the floor, he’s going to give an A+ effort.

One of the most talented players I’ve ever seen lace ‘em up. We gotta stop the PG slander. It just won’t be accepted around me…Every chance I get, I’m gonna give him his flowers.”

Cousins, who signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers, had 11 points and six rebounds on 13 minutes of play on Tuesday’s prime time matchup vs. Portland.

While Kawhi Leonard was ruled out at least for a week, George came into the game determined to put up a double-double with 33 points and 11 rebounds.