Clippers’ Paul George Leaves Spurs Game With Knee Soreness

Paul George with OKC in 2018
Paul George with OKC in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9366774al)

The Clippers star Paul George was unable to participate in the second half of his team’s 97-119 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, citing soreness in his right knee. Before coming off, George was a standout player for the Clippers, scoring 21 points including five three-pointers.

According to Clippers coach Ty Lue, George’s injury does not appear to be serious. George was spotted on the bench during the second half and tossed T-shirts into the crowd during a timeout.

“He’s doing OK,” Lue said of his injured star. “I haven’t seen what they [medical staff] said what happened to him, but I just know he had like a little tweak. But he says he is OK.”

During his first-half performance, George helped the Clippers race to a 64-48 lead. He made eight out of 12 shots and managed to convert five out of his eight three-point attempts.

While George deals with his injury setback, the Clippers will welcome the return of Kawhi Leonard, who returned to action on Thursday after missing 12 consecutive games due to stiffness in his surgically repaired right knee.