Clippers’ title hopes in the hands of 'Playoff P'

Examining 2021’s Battle Royale of contenders, one at a time

BY DAVID THORPE

Not three years ago, Paul George had the playoff game of his life. Game 1 of the first round, Thunder v. Jazz, 2018. George made eight of 11 3s, scoring 33 points in a Thunder win. 

George was capping an almost-MVP season. Surely he had many playoff successes to follow. He was confident enough to give himself the nickname “Playoff P.” 

But …

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