George building MVP resume

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 5: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against Trevor Booker #33 of the Utah Jazz during the game on December 5, 2015 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2015) – Fresh on the heels of his Eastern Conference Player of the Month award, Paul George is back in Indy after a career high 48-point performance Saturday night at Utah.

The west coast road trip finale ended up being an overtime loss, but solidified PG-13 as a bona fide MVP candidate.

It’s been more than 16 months since George suffered a gruesome injury while playing with Team USA, but clearly the only thing broken that night in Las Vegas was his leg – not his spirit.

After taking Eastern Conference honors for November, George has begun Decemeber averaging 30 points per contest over the course of 3 games.

Next up, it’s a possible NBA Finals preview as undefeated Golden State comes to town Tuesday night.

George will also share the stage with the regining MVP Steph Curry.

Back on the home court with a chance to out duel Curry and hand the Warriors their first loss is a big stage; but so far in 2015, PG has been ready for the spotlight.