The 2020 NBA Playoffs have not been kind to Paul George thus far. Today was a particularly tough performance for the Los Angeles Clippers star.
George finished with nine points on 3-of-14 shooting. Incredibly, only two of those points came after the first quarter.
In the past, George gave himself the nickname "Playoff P" as a way of showing he could perform in the clutch. He's done the exact opposite of that so far this series, so NBA fans have taken to giving him a new moniker.
Enter "Pandemic P."
To be fair, George was critical of himself in the post-game media session. He acknowledged his horrific shooting woes, which are almost hard to fathom.
In the last three games, George is 10-for-47 from the field. Remember, this is a six-time All-Star and somebody who is supposed to be the Clippers' No. 2 behind Kawhi Leonard.
After Luka Doncic's heroics today, the Clippers and Dallas Mavericks are tied up at two games apiece. Game 5 is set for Tuesday.
It would behoove George to execute the return of "Playoff P" in that game.