Paul George
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Paul George opened up about his return to action against the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

George, who missed several games with a toe injury, said he wasn’t ready to play 30+ minutes in the game.

“I wasn’t ready to play 30+ minutes today. Gotta get back to that basketball conditioning and get that wind back to where it was.

As much as I would’ve loved to play, I probably would’ve hurt the team being on the floor past the minutes I played tonight,” George told reporters, via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints.

George played 27 minutes against Utah, having 15 points (6/14 shooting), six rebounds and five assists. The Clippers earned the 112-116 win and ended the eight game-winning streak of the Jazz.