Pacers small forward Paul George will return on Sunday to face the Miami Heat. Via ESPN.com:
No more street clothes for the two-time All-Star. The wait is over.
A little more than eight months after breaking his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas, George will make his season debut Sunday night against Miami. Coach Frank Vogel said George will play about 10 to 15 minutes, likely in the first and third quarters.
This is obviously very exciting news for the Pacers as well as the entire NBA. It will be interesting to see how much of an impact he can make down the stretch as the Pacers chase the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully the Pacers will err on the side of caution and not push him too much. Judging by the limited minutes he’s getting, it sounds like they’re going to do just that.
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