George, Thunder end skid in major way

Thunder star Paul George is set to return for at least another season.

Paul George erupted for 42 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder emerged from their four-game skid with a 120-111 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

Russell Westbrook added 22 points and eight assists for the Thunder (5-7), and Carmelo Anthony and Alex Abrines scored 14 apiece.

Lou Williams scored a season-high 35 points off the bench for the Clippers (5-6). Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers each added 17, and Willie Reed had 15 on 6-of-6 shooting.