Clippers and Pacers survive with 4th quarter comebacks led by Darren Collison & Paul George’s 39
Besides your mom, a lot of Clippers and Pacers fans were thanking Darren Collison, Chris Paul, Roy Hibbert and Paul George on Mother’s Day yesterday.
The Clipper’s Collison scored 8 of his 18 points in the final 3-minutes of a furious 16 point 4th quarter comeback against the Thunder.
“Darren Collison was amazing. You just got to love a guy like that who plays with so much heart and never gives up.” CP3 said about Collison.
“Even though we didn’t play well throughout the game, we were able to get a win,” Collison said. “That feels more impressive than anything we did.”
Over in DC…
Paul George scored a career playoff high 39 points (28 in the 2nd half) and a franchise tying playoff record of 7 3-pointers in a 20 point comeback.
“I kept wanting to try to get him a rest, and he kept saying, ‘No,’ ” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said of George who played 46 minutes. “And usually I’ll override that, but he kept making big shots, too.”
“Paul is Paul. You know that you’re going to get 150 percent every time he’s on the court,” George Hill said. “He knows he’s the go-to guy on this team.”
Hibbert, who had another solid game, also made some big plays and got a boost of motivation from a heckling fan.
“He woke me up,” Hibbert said. “He said I was tired. He was saying a lot of obscenities. I’m a God-fearing man, so I’m not going to go ahead and say what he was saying.”