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Paul George gets face-palming response from Patrick Beverley after ‘7-step travel’


The Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time putting away the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, quickly taking steps to put them out for good. Paul George might have taken too many steps, five too many, according to his own teammate Patrick Beverley, who wouldn’t miss the chance to roast him in this very evident traveling violation.

As expected, the All-Defensive tandem of Kawhi Leonard and George would wreak havoc on the Grizzlies, with Leonard swatting the ball from behind and leading to a George one-man fastbreak.

Despite being every bit of a lanky 6-foot-8, George picks up the ball a step inside the 3-point line and rides a waltz until he gets to the restricted area, getting quite a bit of shuffle steps in between.

Beverley, who returned from a two-week absence, couldn’t help but call George out, as he took some unnecessary extra steps with no one around to contest his dunk.

This uncalled traveling violation was one of the few things that went right for George, as he shot a putrid 3-of-11 from the floor before departing after 21 minutes.

Luckily for him, the Clippers raced to a 40-14 lead in the first quarter and the Grizzlies never recovered, getting the starters some decent rest and the bench unit plenty of time to finish out the game.

No Clipper starter logged more than 25 minutes in the 124-97 victory, a mark that was ironically set by Leonard. Yet George is probably glad this evening didn’t extend any longer with moments like that being part of his highlight reel.