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Paul George shines in Clippers debut, drops 33 in return from shoulder surgeries


George made his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in their 132-127 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Thursday night, and looked like he hasn’t missed a step.


“He was sensational,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, via Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.


George underwent a pair of minor shoulder surgeries this summer, repairing his right rotator cuff and left labrum.


The six-time All-Star averaged career highs of 28 points, 8.2 rebounds and led the league with 2.2 steals per game last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Lou Williams was right behind George on Thursday night, finishing with 31 points and eight assists while shooting 11-of-20 from the field.


Paul George drives against Frank Jackson of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of their game on Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center.






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