Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a concussion and blacked out momentarily after being accidentally kneed in the head by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade in Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
After going through a series of tests, George has been cleared to play in Saturday night’s Game 3 in Miami.
Paul George has been cleared through the NBA's concussion protocol to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pacers announce.—
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) May 23, 2014
George said Friday that he had been symptom free for two days, which is great news for a Pacers team that relies heavily on his scoring.
Pacers have outscored opponents by 64 pts with Paul George on court in playoffs... and been outscored by 27 pts with him off court—
ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 23, 2014
The 24-year-old star is averaging 21.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in the playoffs. He scored 24 points in Indiana’s Game 1 victory over Miami, but added just 14 points on 4-of-16 shooting in his team’s Game 2 defeat. George also draws the assignment of defending LeBron James or Wade on the defensive end of the floor.