Paul George diagnosed with a concussion Game 3 status uncert

Paul George diagnosed with a concussion Game 3 status uncert

Postby Basketball Fan on Wed May 21, 2014 4:53 pm

He'll play but funny how Wade is always involved in something like this

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Paul George concussed in loss


Paul George Blacked Out After Knee To Head
Indiana Pacers All-Star swingman Paul George was diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday just hours after he took a hit to the head from Dwyane Wade during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, the team announced.

George now will begin the NBA-mandated protocol for return to action, the Pacers said. There is no timeframe to complete it.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Miami with the series tied at 1-1.

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Paul George struggled from the floor and then got kneed in the head as the Pacers' shot for control fell short, Michael Wallace writes. Story

Wade accidentally hit George in the back of the head with his knee during the fourth quarter Tuesday night as the two were battling for a loose ball. George remained in the game for the duration of the Pacers' 87-83 loss, but afterward he told reporters that he had blacked out and then had blurred vision in the contest's final four or five minutes.

In a statement, the Pacers said George initially "exhibited no symptoms of a concussion" after the game, and "in response to questions from the Pacers' medical staff, he denied dizziness, nausea, and issues with his vision. He was also active and aware of his surroundings. As a result, the Indiana medical staff did not suspect a concussion."

But when George later said he "blacked out" on the play, the team "conducted the NBA-mandated concussion assessment, which did not reveal any active symptoms of concussion."

George, though, had follow-up tests Wednesday morning, at which point he was diagnosed by the Pacers' consulting neurologist with a concussion because he said he had briefly lost consciousness during the game.

"The Indiana Pacers medical team followed the NBA concussion protocol and there was no indication of concussion during the game," Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the director of the NBA concussion program, said in a statement. "This case illustrates that concussion evaluation is an ongoing process and manifestations of the injury may not always present immediately."

Under the NBA's return-to-participation protocol for concussions, players must go through "several steps of increasing exertion -- from a stationary bike, to jogging, to agility work, to non-contact team drills. With each step, a player must be symptom-free to move to the next step."

The final decision on whether he can return is made by the player's team physician in conjunction with Kutcher.
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Postby Weezy on Wed May 21, 2014 5:13 pm

He's lucky game 3 isn't until Saturday. Speaking of that maybe it's just me, but I don't remember playoff games being this far apart in the past. Even in the first round we had series with 2 days off between games regularly, sometimes not even because of the switch from home to away games, seemingly just because or for tv purposes. Maybe it's always been that way, but it doesn't seem like it to me, seems like it's a big help to old or worn out teams to have this much time between games.
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Postby abeer3 on Wed May 21, 2014 6:10 pm

indy really pissed away game 3. it's going to hurt when they drop both in Miami.

and yes, convenient for wade that they get three days off for no apparent reason, and another strange coincidence that wade is involved in a blow to the head of a better player who got the best of him during a given sequence.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed May 21, 2014 6:41 pm

Wade does it again
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Postby Rooscooter on Wed May 21, 2014 6:57 pm

Was waiting for someone to blame Wade...... :man10:

Indy has bigger issues IMO. Their best players didn't come through while Miami's did. That 4th quarter showed that Miami can still turn on the D for short stretches. That may not bode well for the rest of the series for Indy.
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Postby Jazzygirl205 on Wed May 21, 2014 7:28 pm

Geeze :bang: I hope Indiana shuts the haters up and wins this series, I don't care if it goes 7 games, at least it's on their home floor. They should be the team more motivated than anyone.
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Postby Rooscooter on Wed May 21, 2014 7:46 pm

If that is directed at me at least reference my point and rebut it rather than the passive innuendo. I don't want
Miami to win again but I'll recognize good play and poor play when I see it.... Hate is to only want one thing without recognizing anything.

Wade and LeBron stepped up..... Paul and the rest of the Pacers didn't.

No,different than the fourth quarter in San Antonio the other night.
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Postby Weezy on Wed May 21, 2014 8:30 pm

I don't think that was directed at you at all Roos, I think she was just referring to the topic, giving the :bang: over George having a concussion and possibly making things even easier for Miami. IMO the "haters" probably refers to everyone being down on how up and down Indiana has been this playoffs and giving them no shot in this series. She just really wants Miami to lose, as do I.
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Postby LooN3y on Wed May 21, 2014 8:47 pm

Rooscooter wrote:If that is directed at me at least reference my point and rebut it rather than the passive innuendo. I don't want
Miami to win again but I'll recognize good play and poor play when I see it.... Hate is to only want one thing without recognizing anything.

Wade and LeBron stepped up..... Paul and the rest of the Pacers didn't.

No,different than the fourth quarter in San Antonio the other night.



i mean they got there thats all that matters, but the fact that this pacers team was struggling against, arguably the worst playoff team with the least depth in the first round, i really didnt have high hopes, just hopes for a miracle.

well, things are looking towards a rematch in the finals.

Hope.... I lost that after we hired MDA and that joke of a season we had.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed May 21, 2014 9:19 pm

Rooscooter wrote:Was waiting for someone to blame Wade...... :man10:

Indy has bigger issues IMO. Their best players didn't come through while Miami's did. That 4th quarter showed that Miami can still turn on the D for short stretches. That may not bode well for the rest of the series for Indy.


Well Wade does have a knack for accidentally injuring really good players on other teams.

In any case, I really don't think Indy has bigger issues. If George is good to go and they continue playing the way they have they can beat Miami. The Pacers essentially beat themselves in game 2 and, like you said, Miami's best players stepped up in the end. The issue for me is Miami only won by 4 points. I would not be surprised if they split the Miami games and come back to Indy 2-2. Indy plays much better on the road than they do at home. Indy def blew it by not closing out game 2 and very well could lose 3 in a row based on their recent playoff play but I don't see that same team as the early rounds.
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Postby Rooscooter on Wed May 21, 2014 10:42 pm

^ Wade and LeBron have the experience in big games and at big times. Paul had a good November-January and has been inconsistent ever since. Stephenson is a lot like Westbrook in that there is talent but there is also the nickel noggin.... West is a warrior without a doubt and won't back down but the rest of those guys look a little unsure. I think they will miss Granger.... He was a leader on the floor and showed very well against LeBron.

I still don't think Miami has played a great game yet in the playoffs. They are capable of stifling defense in stretches and even games.... haven't seen it yet. OTOH... not sure Indy can play much better than Game one.

This kind of reminds me of LA/Sac back in the day.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed May 21, 2014 11:52 pm

Weezy wrote:He's lucky game 3 isn't until Saturday. Speaking of that maybe it's just me, but I don't remember playoff games being this far apart in the past. Even in the first round we had series with 2 days off between games regularly, sometimes not even because of the switch from home to away games, seemingly just because or for tv purposes. Maybe it's always been that way, but it doesn't seem like it to me, seems like it's a big help to old or worn out teams to have this much time between games.


There are often ( don't want to say always without checking) 3 days off between Game 2 and 3 in both conference finals ...

Each postseason , you get 2 days without any NBA games at this stage of the competition ...
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Postby Weezy on Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 am

I figured that might be the case with the conference Finals because the Finals are always in June, but I still don't remember there being so many days between games in round 1 like this year.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu May 22, 2014 1:46 am

All these memory holes mean the Lakers have not gone deep in the postseason for too long !
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Postby Weezy on Thu May 22, 2014 2:47 am

Sadly, that is true. The main reason I wouldn't have noticed this much time between games before is that I haven't been paying close enough attention to the playoffs as I would were the Lakers playing these games. We haven't been to the 2nd round since 2012, or further than that since 2010. Anyway, enough of my derailing this thread, Paul George, concussion, Wade the sneaky dirty player, etc, etc.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Thu May 22, 2014 10:24 am

i just came from the LA Kings thread and remembered the hits during that game...then i come to this thread and i just gotta laugh
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Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu May 22, 2014 12:03 pm

You look at the replay and it looks like he keeps his knees low on purpose. And he was wearing his "bad boys" socks that day. :man10:

Wade has become the enforcer on that team. West needs to step up and take him out.
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Postby LTLakerFan on Thu May 22, 2014 3:16 pm

Seems like the only play where they can't penalize a player, and he gets a free "shot" on another player, is the desperation, or finely aimed dodge ball like "missile" fired at another player out of bounds, preferably on his back, to retain possession. Would enjoy seeing one off of Wade's beak or his nutts that he wasn't quick enough to block. :man9:
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Postby Basketball Fan on Thu May 22, 2014 6:00 pm

abeer3 wrote:indy really pissed away game 3.



Game 3 has yet to be played and its in Miami
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