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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Updated: September 23, 11:49 AM ET
Report: Paul George near extension

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The Indiana Pacers and All-Star forward Paul George are close to finalizing a five-year extension worth more than $90 million, Yahoo! Sports reported Sunday night, citing league sources.

The maximum extension is expected to be signed this week, according to the website.

George, the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2012-13, saw his scoring average rise to 19.2 points a game during the 2012-13 postseason, up from 17.4 in the regular season. He helped lead the Pacers to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the eventual champion Miami Heat.

George told the Indianapolis Star last week that he would sign a long-term deal with the Pacers before the start of the season.

"There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season," he told the newspaper. "We're on the same page."