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Indy Cornrows Aug 17, 2016

Paul George leads Team USA defense to rousing 105-78 win over Argentina

Team USA rebounded from early struggles to win big against Argentina. Kevin Durant had 27 as the defensive efforts of Paul George, Jimmy Butler, and Kyle Lowry changed the game's complexion. Despite Team USA's ultimately impressive 105-78 victory over Argentina, it was Argentina that delivered the first punch, capitalizing on the United States' continued lack of ball movement and porous defense by jumping out to a 19-9 lead. Kevin Durant was the catalyst in the United States reaching those nine points, but Coach K was quick to make a lineup change that included Kyle Lowry, Paul George, and...
Indy Cornrows Aug 17, 2016

Olympics Game Thread: USA vs. Argentina in Quarterfinal matchup

Tournament play begins in Rio as Paul George and Team USA face a tough road to the gold medal starting with Argentina on Wednesday. Team USA emerged from Olympics Men’s Basketball pool play as the only unbeaten team, but their struggles to get past Australia, Serbia and France in their last three games makes the tournament portion of the quest for gold quite intriguing. The quarterfinal matchup between USA and Argentina tips at 5:45 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Channel and will also be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com. Paul George and friends can’t look past Argentina with veteran...
Indy Cornrows Aug 8, 2016

Paul George helps Team USA finish Venezuela 113-69

Paul George had 19 second half points as part of his team high 20 to help Team USA improve to 2-0 against Venezuela. Through 10 minutes, Team USA were shocked to find themselves in a slugfest with Venezuela, who forced an 18-18 tie after the first quarter. A tight whistle had the United States taken aback early as DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, and Paul George each had two first quarter fouls to alongside poor shooting (sans Kevin Durant) and a number of turnovers opened the door for Venezuela to hold a lead late in the first quarter. Team USA settled into their game in the second...
Indy Cornrows Aug 8, 2016

2016 Olympics Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Venezuela

Paul George and Team USA continue Group A pool play in Rio on Monday. Team USA continues their march toward gold when the face Venezuela on Monday evening in Rio. The game tips off at 6 p.m. ET and televised on NBC Sports Network. NBC will also stream the game live online. Venezuela lost their opening game to Serbia, 86-62 on Saturday which followed Team USA cruising past China. A strong defensive identity has taken root with the USA squad which fits Paul George quite nicely, thank you. According to Marc Stein, even assistant coach Tom Thibodeau enjoys what he’s seeing, and that second...
Indy Cornrows Aug 7, 2016

Paul George offers support to French gymnast Samir Ait Said following devastating injury

Like Shaun Livingston and Kevin Ware did for him, Paul George tweeted his support for French gymnast Samir Ait Said from a unique place of empathy. Paul George's decision to rejoin Team USA was supposed to be about winning gold, not reliving what happened to his tibia and fibula back in 2014 when he crashed into a goal stanchion. A commanding, 116-62, win over China brought the two-way star one step closer to the former goal, while an eerily similar and equally gruesome injury sustained by French gymnast Samir Ait Said on the vault quickly made attaining the latter objective decidedly...
Indy Cornrows Aug 6, 2016

2016 Olympics Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. China

Paul George expects to return to the court for Team USA’s opening game in Rio. Paul George and Team USA officially tip off their gold medal quest on Saturday evening when they play China in their first pool play game at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game tips off at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC Sports Network. NBC will also stream the game live online. The USA squad will have to look internally for motivation after easily handling China in two exhibition games prior to heading to Rio. The gold medal should provide that motivation. For Paul George, this will be his...
Indy Cornrows Aug 4, 2016

Paul George named Best Comeback Player by NBPA

From a potentially career-threatening injury to starring on Team USA, Paul George's peers have deemed his comeback award-winning. Exactly two years and three days since Paul George crashed into a basket stanchion and suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture which cost him 76 games during the 2014-15 season, the two-way star's determined resurgence into the upper echelons of the league's elite has caught the attention and earned the respect of his peers, who voted him the 2015-16 Best Comeback Player. Hard work and heart. Comeback Player of the Year goes to @YG_Trece....
Indy Cornrows Aug 3, 2016

Coach K expects Paul George to play in Olympics opener against China

Team USA’s quest for gold officially begins on Saturday in Rio. The USA Men's Basketball team made their way to Rio to begin the Olympic experience while preparing to open up play on Saturday against China. After two convincing exhibition wins over the China national team last week, Team USA has the opportunity to get rolling early in the Olympics basketball tournament. Paul George missed the second half of the second win over China due to a strained left calf and then sat out the final two exhibition games the rest his calf. PG continued to workout with the team and stressed that sitting...
Indy Cornrows Aug 1, 2016

USA Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Nigeria

Team USA plays one more before heading to Rio. Will Paul George play? Team USA wraps up their exhibition schedule with a friendly against Nigeria on Monday night in Houston. The game tips off at 8 p.m ET and will be televised on NBA TV and streamed on Facebook live. Considering Nigeria is ranked lower than Venezuela, not mention much lower than Argentina and China, Team USA should be able to finish strong before heading Rio. Paul George did not play in the lackluster effort in Chicago which saw the U.S. squad beat Venezuela by 35 points due a strained calf. PG did workout with the team at...
Indy Cornrows Jul 29, 2016

USA Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Venezuela

Paul George remains cautious with his strained calf which may keep him on the bench against Venezuela. Team USA resumes exhibition play in Chicago on Friday night when they face Venezuela at the United Center. The game tips off at 9 p.m. ET on NBA TV and Facebook live. After handling Argentina and China with ease in their first three games, a similar result is expected against Venezuela. If you are looking for drama, the status of Paul George for the game is the best we can do. After sitting out the second half of Team USA’s win over China in Oakland with a strained left calf, both the...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 26, 2016

D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle impressed Paul George at Team USA camp

D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle are back from their time training with Team USA as part of the select team, but it sounds like they gained at least one fan during their stint in Las Vegas. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George singled out those two players as guys that impressed him during the national team’s training camp. “I think LA’s two young bucks— Julius and D’Angelo— and Devin, I think those three guys, we got after them,” George told Michael Pina of Bleacher Report when asked if anyone from Team USA “stood out” to him. “They made turnovers, they looked bad at...