While the centre finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds and Slovenian teammate Luka Doncic tallied his fifth triple-double of the season with 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, it was not enough to stop the loss. The Clippers are ranked No. 13 in the league in offensive rating, while the Pelicans are ranked No. 4.
Miami's Bam Adebayo collected 16 points and 15 rebounds, and rookie Tyler Herro scored 16 points in his return from a one-game absence caused by a sprained ankle.
To be fair, George may have been in a somber mood because Los Angeles lost the game, and the fact that it came against a clearly inferior team in New Orleans certainly didn't help matters. "Then you have a select few practices, and you have to make a choice every practice: Do you put Paul in the lineup even though he's not playing, but then you got to play tomorrow with another group, or do you put Paul in the second group, and we have chosen the second group, even the third group at times".
Holiday broke out of a shooting slump to outduel George, who returned from offseason surgery on both shoulders to score 33 points in 24 minutes.
"We're good", Leonard said Wednesday when asked about his workload. Granted, he did it against one of the worst defensive teams in the league, but it was nice to see him look like the MVP candidate he was last season. "We've got all of these guys, we put depth on our team, and so next man up has to play and the next man up has to play well". The Pelicans got off to a slow start and they were never really able to dig themselves out of their early hole.
Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout named league MVPs
In a amusing twist, Gerrit Cole finished higher than Verlander - the reverse was true in 2019 Cy Young Award voting. He's also still just 25 years old, so there may well be more of these Bregman-Trout races to be had in the future.
Flames D Brodie out of hospital after collapse at practice
Brodie was rushed to hospital on Thursday after having "an episode on ice" during practice. Brodie was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the ice during Thursday's practice.
Zander Lombard holds slender lead in Sun City
Oosthuizen began the day two shots off the lead and briefly moved to outright leader prior to Lombard's recovery. He made a double-bogey seven, while both Lombard and Oosthuizen made birdies to be two ahead of the Belgian.
"They are similar in the way they play".
With Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart sidelined, Jrue Holiday had arguably his best game of the season against the Clippers. E'Twaun Moore and Jahlil Okafor came off the bench for 14 points apiece. "He's not going to be playing 40 minutes many nights".
While Clippers coach Doc Rivers described George's performance as "sensational", the player felt that he had a bad game. But if Ingram plays tonight, you can bet that the young forward will be testing George. But the Clippers left Jackson unguarded on the perimeter on the other end, and he took his time squaring up and connecting on his fourth 3 of the game to restore New Orleans' six-point lead with 30 seconds left. Holiday is a tough, physical guard who will try to limit Williams tonight, but Holiday is also capable of getting his own on offense.
George missed the first 11 games of the season after undergoing two procedures in the offseason, one on his right shoulder to fix a partially torn tendon, the other on his left shoulder to fix a small tear in his labrum.
Yes, the Clippers are only 7-5, but it's still just November. He is projected for 40.59 points.