You could see it in the first two minutes, when he stole the ball twice from Donovan Mitchell.

You could see it in the third quarter, when he shook off the rust from his legs and scored 20 points in just under 11 minutes, his highest scoring quarter this season.

And you could see it down the stretch, when his playmaking and silky shooting helped the Clippers claw their way out of a 25-point third-quarter deficit to win the game.

With George, the Clippers are a team that should be feared again.

George finished with 34 points in just under 31 minutes on 10-for-20 shooting from the field, including 6-for-9 from beyond the arc, six assists and four steals. According to Elias Sports, it’s the most points ever by a player who had missed 40-plus games within one season.

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