Paul George
AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Paul George was a crucial part of the Los Angeles Clippers’ win over the Detroit Pistons Sunday. With Kawhi Leonard unavailable, George exploded for 32 points to lead his team to a 124-131 win.

George has three straight 30-point games despite dealing with a toe injury. He and Marcus Morris Sr. (season-high 33 points) combined for 65 points to lead the Clippers to their fifth straight victory.

(via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk):

“I just got into a good groove, rhythm, physical, mental space. I know what I need to do… I’ve been locked in and focused… I’ve just been at peace, I’m loving and enjoying the game. And the team is coming together,” George said after the game.

The Clippers concluded a nine-game homestand with a 7-2 record having the longest winning streak in the NBA right now.

(via ESPN):

“The team is coming together. You feel it and the last thing we want to do is not leave a stone unturned. I definitely think there will be some carryover on the road,” George said.