The Los Angeles Clippers are holding their breath after Paul George exited Tuesday’s game with an apparent knee injury.
The All-Star winger went down awkwardly after colliding his leg with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Lou Dort while he was going down a rebound in the fourth quarter. the knee seemed to be tight, which you can see here.
George immediately fell to the ground and was clearly in pain. He was eventually helped out of court by Clippers employees:
George scored 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in 34 minutes at the time of his exit. Two such points came out Highlight Reel 360 Dunk.
The Clippers would later lose 101-100.
With only nine regular season games left after Tuesday, a serious injury to George would be a huge blow to the Clippers. The team is currently fifth in the Western Conference at 38-35 and 1.5 games ahead of the seventh-place Dallas Mavericks, which would land them in the championship.
George and Kawhi Leonard’s health management has been a constant hurdle since the two first joined the squad, but this season has been shaping up to be fairly stable injury-wise following Leonard’s return from a torn ACL in the 2021 post-season. . In 55 games going into Tuesday, George averaged 23.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists while shooting 45.6% from the field and 37.5% from 3-point range.
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