The is the worst news Los Angeles Clippers could get directions to them opening game this friday against New Orleans Pelicans was confirmed Paul George will miss the game due to NBA health and safety protocols.
Clippers confirm George’s absence
Information confirmed Lawrence Frank, President of Clippers Basketballafter sources told ESPN to Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps.
“This is another challenge for our group, the group has faced problems throughout the year. We’ve had guys on and off the lineup, and we’ve managed to overcome big deficits, and yet this group has always been responsive. A very stable group. great faith, a talented and deep squad, and a great coach in Tai Liu,” Frank said at the team’s shootout.
Clippers star George’s absence comes hours before the team plays the Pelicans in an elimination game in a bid for 8th seed in the championship. Western Conference Playoffs.
Clippers, another team after George’s return
Last Tuesday in The Clippers lost to the Timberwolves 109–104. which sent them to the second round of the tournament play-in, George had 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
In the 2021-22 NBA season, George averaged 24.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists after missing 51 games in three months due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The Clippers have won six of their last eight games with George since his return, so his absence against New Orleans could be the difference that knocks the franchise out of Los Angeles.