Paul George said he had difficulty adjusting to the speed of the game following the Los Angeles Clippers' 132-127 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
George finished the game with 33 points and 9 rebounds in 24 minutes.
"I thought I was terrible. 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," said George.
George also had 3 turnovers in "clutch time," according to ESPN. The turnovers came when guarded by Jrue Holiday.
Doc Rivers was encouraged by George's versatility on offense.
"What I like about him, just from one day of coaching him, he's not only a catch-and-shoot guy, he's a dribble guy. He's also a post player. He did all three phases of the game offensively," said Rivers.