Pacers' George suffers leg contusion in win over Pelicans

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

The Indiana Pacers earned their 38th win of the season Thursday, but more importantly, appear to have escaped with only a minor injury scare to Paul George.

George left the game roughly midway through the third quarter after pouring in 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block in 20 minutes of action, but head coach Frank Vogel deemed the injury a mere day-to-day ailment following the game.

George reiterated that sentiment, himself, adding that he's experiencing soreness and tightness after taking a blow to the right calf.

The Pacers don't play again until Saturday against the cellar dwelling Brooklyn Nets, then host the Houston Rockets on the back end of a back-to-back on Sunday.

With the victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Indiana moved two games clear of ninth-place Chicago in the battle for the Eastern Conference's final postseason spots, so they may have afforded themselves the opportunity to rest George for at least half of that aforementioned back-to-back.

George, a three-time All-Star, is averaging a career-high 23.4 points to go along with seven rebounds and 4.2 assists.

Pacers' George suffers leg contusion in win over Pelicans
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