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INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George did what the three-time All-Star does best.He scored a season-high 37 points, including 13 straight in the fourth quarter, to lead the Indiana Pacers over the Portland Trail Blazers 118-111 on Saturday night.Thats the Paul George we are accustomed to, forward Myles Turner said. It was good to see him find that groove.George missed the game at Portland on Nov. 30 when the Pacers lost 131-109, and because of injuries and a five-game trip out West, he hadnt even played at home in more than two weeks.George made up for lost time, putting on a show with five 3-pointers and the fourth-quarter rally in his first game back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since Nov. 23. Thaddeus Young hit a career-high six 3s while getting 24 points and nine rebounds, and Turner added 14 points for the Pacers, who had lost five straight regular season games to Portland.I thought Thaddeus was the biggest player of us all tonight, George said. I was the one who was there late in the game, but he was the one who kept us in the game.C.J. McCollum made a career-high seven 3-pointers and had a season-best 34 points for the Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard had 33 points behind five 3s.George scored 13 straight points in the fourth quarter for Indiana. He was fouled on the go-ahead basket with 4:36 remaining and completed the three-point play to give the Pacers a 108-105 lead.Indiana didnt even take its first lead until Al Jefferson was fouled on a basket and made the bonus free throw to put the Pacers ahead for the first time 99-98 with 8:34 left in the fourth quarter. Then McCollum scored seven straight points to give the Trail Blazers the lead again before George took over.The Pacers trailed by 20 points after Portland didnt waste much time taking a lead right from the start.Lillard, who scored 28 points in Portlands win over Indiana on Nov. 30, had a big first quarter with 19 points and five 3-pointers.Its the same thing, Lillard said. We start off the game well and we build a lead, but we know the other team is going to make a run. Were just not getting it done.He made back-to-back 3s to put the Trail Blazers ahead 26-11 with 5:59 remaining in the first, and McCollums 3-pointer with 8:09 left in the second quarter gave the Trail Blazers a 58-38 lead.George made back-to-back 3-pointers with under a minute to go in the first half. His 3 with 25.3 second remaining put the Pacers within seven to trail 71-64 at the half.3-POINT SHOOTOUTPortland finished with 16 3-pointers -- just one shy of tying their season best. It became a 3-point shootout during different stretches throughout the game. McCollum made one in the third quarter to put Portland ahead 82-73, but George answered with a 3 before McCollum made another. Young scored three 3s during a stretch in the third to cut the deficit to six.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Their 44 points in the first quarter were the most Portland has scored in a quarter this season and the 13 points in the fourth was the fewest scored in a quarter. ... Lillard had nine assists. ... Mason Plumlee had eight points and nine rebounds.Pacers: Jefferson finished with 10 points off the bench. ... Monta Ellis had 10 points and five assists.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Monday they travel to Los Angeles to play the Clippers.Pacers: Monday they host Charlotte and try to snap a four-game losing streak to the Hornets. 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Jaeger bombs out Gold Coast have all but surrendered retaining much-hyped youngster Jaeger OMeara.The out-of-contract star is on the cusp of making a return to senior ranks as he overcomes a serious patella tendon injury, sustained at the beginning of the 2015 season.But ESPN understands OMearas teammates firmly believe the 22-year-old wont play for the Suns next year, with lucrative deals on offer from Victorian clubs.OMeara, who won the 2013 Rising Star Award, has delayed contract talks until he has made a successful return at AFL level.He has played two time-restricted matches for the Suns NEAFL side in recent weeks.The club hopes OMeara will play his first match since August 31, 2014 against?Fremantle at Metricon Stadium in Round 18.Beveridge the new Jagger? Victorian amateur club St Bedes/Mentone will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 2006 C-Grade VAFA premiership next month, and front and centre in those celebrations will be the AFLs coach of the moment, Luke Beveridge.Beveridge, who has transformed the down-at-heel Western Bulldogs into legitimate premiership contenders over the past two years, took St Bedes/Mentone to three straight VAFA flags, from C-Grade to A-Grade in 2006-2008, a feat that had never been achieved in the leagues 124-year history.That run of success helped get his name noticed among AFL clubs and Collingwood took a punt on him in 2009, as a development coach under Mick Malthouse.ESPN learned this week, ahead of the Tigers 2006 flag party, that the St Bedes squad connected straight away with Beveridge - and some of his novel motivational techniques - and understood he had a rare gift to communicate with, and unify, a team.Luke Wintle,?who captained the club during Beveridges reign at the Tigers, said he wasnt surprised by his ascension from suburban coach to premier AFL tactician.Hes a lateral thinker. Hed often step away from routine and come up with different ways to inspire the group each week, Wintle told ESPN.One time he was strutting around like Mick Jagger. The boys would be in stitches but there was always method to his madness.He just wanted us to be more confident and play with some flare out on the field.As injuries threatened to derail the Bulldogs season, Wintle believes Beveridges commitment to his players has maintained the clubs standing in the top four.Bevos as invested in his best players as he is with the fringe players, he said.He gets the best out of everyone and then equips the group to allow them to be self-driven.Beveridge had a taste as a coach at league level during his stints at Collingwood and Hawthorn, and Wintle believed that experience was enough to make him hungry to lead his own side.Before that, I dont think he ever set out to be a senior AFL coach, he said. He certainly had the qualities required to be at the elite level, but I dont think it was a burning ambition of his.?Im not surprised that the Bulldogs have made remarkable strides since he took over. Hes a remarkable communicator and unifier of men.Port Adelaide issues Pokemon warning? The Pokemon craze has got so out of hand that Port Adelaide officials have been forced to issue a warning to fans, instructing them not to hunt Pokemon Go characters which may have ventured on to Alberton Oval during training sessions - or even practice matches.The Port website on Wednesday warned: Our footy department just has one request: Please dont walk onto Alberton during the middle of a training drill or game, no matter how important it is to get the Charizard that suddenly appears ... ?This is how crazy the phenomenon has become, and it seems AFL players are not immune from the games addictive charms.(For the uninitiated, Pokemon Go is a free app that allows users to play a virtual reality version of the popular 1990s Nintendo game, hunting and catching Pokemon - bizarre fictional creatures - that appear on their phone camera).But having issued their warning, the Port Adelaide media team then proceeded to tell supporters where to find the virtual monsters at the club.While youre getting all nostalgic with the latest Poke-craze to take over the world (and probably having your parents and millennials rolling their eyes at your bliss), portadelaidefc.com.au has put together a complete guide to the monsters roaming around Alberton, the website said. In one walk we picked up Geodude, Ponyta, Rapidash, Sandshrew, Mankey, Zubat, Growlithe.GWS forward Jeremy Cameron and St Kildas Maverick Weller outed themselves this week as huge Pokemon Go fans, joining the likes of Alex Rance, Jack Viney and Matt White among the AFLs confessed addicts.Cameron tweeted on Wednesday: Going for a walk with the missus to catch some Pokemon.Weller, meanwhile was unhappy with Melbournes rain, tweeting to teammate Blake Acres on Tuesday: This weather no good to go catch your Pokemon ay.Before Saturdays win against GWS, Collingwood even tweeted that it had caught a wild Squirtle in the Giants race at Spotless Stadium.If Richmonds players look slightly distracted over the coming weeks, perhaps the Pokemon Go craze can be blamed. After the game on Saturday night, there is a grouup of us (at Richmond) who have our own team, All-Australian defender Rance told the AFL Exchange podcast this week.dddddddddddd(We played) it last night, it was pretty embarrassing. I walked down to the oval and it shows grass rustling on the screen and next thing you know - boom, a Pokemon jumps out at you.That rustling sound you hear is Phonse Kyne, Norm Smith and Allan Jeans all rolling their graves.Graham punts sneaky Tiger officials Western Bulldogs football operations boss Ben Graham was fired up on the interchange bench as Richmond threatened to snatch an unlikely victory?on Saturday night.But it wasnt what was unfolding on the field at Etihad Stadium that made the former Geelong captain see red.With uncertainty surrounding the severity of midfielder Tom Liberatores rib injury, sneaky Richmond officials standing in the umpires race tried to peer over at the coachs whiteboard lying on the Bulldogs bench.Graham was quick to spot the daring spies and angrily gestured for them to move on.The NFL punting pioneer later approached an Etihad Stadium staffer urging him to be more vigilant.Little did the Tigers employees know that Liberatore, son of 1990 Brownlow medallist Tony, had been taken by ambulance to hospital.The Western Bulldogs didnt return calls from ESPN to confirm whether a formal complaint to the AFL or Etihad Stadium was made.?Cowan replacement could be a Shaw thing Melbourne have been the pacesetter when it comes to womens football and were deservedly awarded a place in the new national womens competition, which kicks off in February next year.Sadly for the Demons, the coach who has put in so many of the hard yards with them, Michelle Cowan, will remain in Perth and will coach Fremantles womens team.Cowan had been commuting from Perth to work in player development with the Demons and to coach their womens team.So its back to square one for the Demons, but one coach they should be looking for is working just a few kilometres down the road, absent from the AFL scene but achieving huge success all the same.That would be Robert Shaw, the firebrand former Fitzroy and Adelaide coach, whose last full-time involvement was as Fremantles football manager when Mark Harvey was coach.Shaw has turned Brighton Grammar into a football powerhouse, winner of the last two APS premier

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