George wins most improved honor

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was honored Tuesday as the National Basketball Association’s Most Improved Player. George received 52 first-place votes and 311 points, more than double the point total for runner-up Greivis Vasquez of New Orleans. George averaged 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds this season, both career highs. He joins Jalen Rose, Jermaine O’Neal and Danny Granger as Pacers who have won the award.

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