PG thought he 'was terrible' in Clippers debut
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Paul George put up a cool 33 points on 10-of-17 shooting in his Los Angeles Clippers debut on Thursday, but he wasn't too impressed with his performance postgame.

"I thought I was terrible," George told reporters, including ESPN's Andrew Lopez. "I got a lot to get back to just from my performance on defense. Just for the flow of the game. I just haven't had the time. Getting a feel for the speed.

"This was essentially my first preseason game. It's a lot to take from this, and take it into the next one."

George missed the Clippers' first 11 games of the campaign after undergoing a pair of offseason shoulder surgeries.

The All-Star forward was efficient on the offensive end while also chipping in nine boards and four assists.

However, George struggled in other aspects of the game. The 29-year-old committed a team-high five turnovers - including three in the game's final five minutes - and got into foul trouble.

"We had the chance to win tonight - and a couple of bad possessions in a row on my behalf down the stretch - and we lose," George said. "That's what I gauge good games, bad games on."

George was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster deal this past summer. He averaged career highs in points (28.0), rebounds (8.2), and steals (2.2) en route to finishing third in MVP voting last season.

PG thought he 'was terrible' in Clippers debut
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