Pacers’ Paul George named starter on NBA All-Star team

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)((Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images))

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 21, 2016) — For the second time in his career Paul George has been named an NBA all-star starter. It is George’s third appearance in the all-star game, his second appearance as a starter. He was voted a starter with a total of 711,595.

So far this season, George is eighth in the NBA in points per game averaging just over 23 points per match up.

“I want to thank fans worldwide and in particular Pacers’ fans for voting me on the All-Star team as a starter,” said George in a statement from the team.

“It’s a great honor that I respectfully share with everyone who helped me and believed in me after the injury. This is also a team honor that I share with my coaches and teammates.”

The 2016 All-star game is Feb. 14 in Toronto.

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