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The long wait is over. Los Angeles Clippers star forward Paul George is in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. It will be the All-NBA performer’s debut with his new team.

George missed the first 11 games of the season after undergoing surgery on both shoulders. With him returning to the lineup, the elite pairing of Mr. George and Kawhi Leonard will soon become a thing.

Leonard is sitting Thursday’s game, as it is the back end of a back-to-back. The Clippers will not play the reigning NBA Finals MVP on two consecutive days.

We’re highly intrigued to see how George plays in his Clippers debut. While he is on a minutes restriction, it shouldn’t be too severe.