Paul George was nearly unstoppable in the Clippers' must-win Game 5 against the Suns on LaMarcus Aldridge Monday, but it wasn't for a lack of trying — especially by Jae Crowder.
The Phoenix forward poked George in his eye with 4:17 remaining in the game and his team down 108-96. Replays of the incident showed Crowder briefly grabbed at George's jersey before seemingly looking him in the eye as he followed through his defense and hit him in the face:
Crowder was assessed a Flagrant 1 for the hit — stephen curry jersey youth 14-16 the Suns lost their challenge on the DeMarcus Cousins call — with George hitting both of his free throws to NBA Beanies make the score 110-96. Fourteen seconds later, George hit another 20-fo stephen curry jersey foot locker ot pull-up jumper to give his t steph curry shoes quote eam an insurmountable 112-96 lead in the eventual 116-102 victory.
George had arguably his best playoff game to date in the victory, putting up 41 points on 15-of-20 shooting — and sinking all eight free throws — on top of 13 rebounds and six assists.
That didn't stop Twitter fr steph curry polo shirt om taking their own shots at Crowder for what many characterized as a deliberately dirty play: