Is Paul George A Playoff Choker?

Is Paul George A Playoff Choker?

Written by Kevin Bertalotto.  April 30 2018.

After his horrible performance in Game 6 vs Utah, countless people all over social media have said, “he chokes worse than Lowry” or “he is a choker” so I wondered how accurate those claims were.

Big games since 2013:

  • 2013, Round 1 Up 3-2 vs ATL: 4, 7 ,7, 2/10, 0-5 on 3s. 44 mins W
  • 2013, R.2 up 3-2 vs NYK: 23 5, 4, 9/15, 2-3 on 3s 45 mins W
  • 2013, R.3 down 2-1 vs MIA: 12, 8, 3, 4/10, 0-4 on 3s, 33 mins W
  • 2013, R.3 down 3-2 vs MIA: 28, 8, 5, 11/19, 3-5 on 3s , 43 mins W
  • 2013, R.3 Game 7 @ MIA: 7, 7, 4, 2/9, 1-4 on 3s, 33 mins L
  • 2014, R.1 down 2-1 @ ATL: 24, 10, 5, 10/18, 4-7 on 3s, 43 mins W
  • 2014, R 1 down 3-2 @ ATL: 24, 8,3, 7/18, 1-6 on 3s, 38 mins W
  • 2014, R.1 Game 7 vs ATL: 30, 11, 4, 11/23, 1-8 on 3s. 43 mins W
  • 2014, R.2 up 3-2 vs WAS: 12, 5, 2, 4/11, 1-5 on 3s. 42 mins W
  • 2014, R.3 down 2-1 @ MIA: 23, 7, 3, 8/16, 3-9 on 3s 43 mins L
  • 2014, R.3 down 3-1 vs MIA: 37, 6, 6 stls, 16/28, 5-14 on 3s. 45 mins W
  • 2014, R. 3 down 3-2 @ MIA: 29, 8, 2, 8/18, 5/10 on 3s. 41 mins L
  • 2016, R. 1 down 2-1 vs TOR: 19, 4, 2, 6/16, 1/4 on 3s, 35 mins W
  • 2016, R. 1 down 3-2 vs TOR: 21, 6, 2, 5/14, 1/5 on 3s. 40 mins W
  • 2016, R. 1 Game 7 vs TOR: 26, 12, 1, 8/18, 4/7 on 3s. 44 mins L
  • 2017, R. 1 down 2-0 vs CLE: 36, 15, 9, 10/28, 5-15 on 3s. 44 mins L
  • 2017, R. 1 down 3-0 vs CLE: 15, 7, 6, 5/21, 3/9 on 3s. 43 mins L
  • 2018, R.1 down 2-1 @ UTAH: 32, 6, 2, 9/21, 2-9 on 3s. 39 mins L
  • 2018, R.1 down 3-1 vs Utah: 34, 8, 2, 12/26, 2-6 on 3s. 44 mins W
  • 2018, R. 1 down 3-2 @ UTAH: 5, 3, 8, 2/16, 0-6 on 3s. 45 mins L

Are we blinded by the smooth plays by Paul George that we don’t notice he lack of wins?

 

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