George, Thunder end skid in major way

Paul George signed a four-year contract to remain with the Thunder in July.

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.