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Shaq Reveals A Bold Guarantee For Paul George Tonight

Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George pulls up against Jimmy Butler.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a jump shot against Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Staples Center on February 5, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The last three games for Paul George have been downright brutal. Despite his nickname 'Playoff P,' the All-Star swingman has been a no-show for the Los Angeles Clippers.

George has averaged 11.3 points over the past three games. He's struggled mightily from everywhere on the floor and just appears to have zero confidence in his jumper. If that doesn't change, the Clippers could seriously get upset by the Dallas Mavericks.

With the series tied at two apiece, the pressure is on Los Angeles tonight for Game 5. Although most people might not have much faith in George right now, Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal is expecting a big performance from the two-way superstar.

"Listen, I guarantee 'Playoff P' gets 27 points tomorrow," Shaq said on Inside The NBA. "I guarantee 'Playoff P' is going off tomorrow. I guarantee it."

Kawhi Leonard has certainly done his part for the Clippers to contend in the playoffs. He desperately needs his co-star to perform at a high level, though.

Over the years, George has performed well in the playoffs. However, his recent struggles have suddenly created a narrative that 'Playoff P' cannot play well in the postseason.

Things haven't gone George's way this postseason, but all it takes is one game for him to turn his luck around.

Tipoff for tonight's game between the Clippers and Mavericks is at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.