Tonight against the Knicks, will Paul George play? The eight-time NBA All-Star's newest availability(DEC 16)
On December 16, Paul George and the LA Clippers will meet the Knicks at Crypto.com Arena to extend their six-game winning streak. Both teams met twice in the 2023-24 season, with the Knicks winning the first 111-97.
Paul George missed his first game this season and is now 'questionable' to participate, according to the LA Clippers' injury report. If the team physicians approve, it will likely be game-time.
There are two more Clippers IL players. Brandon Boston Jr. should return in late December, while Mason Plumlee will return in mid-January after recovering from his knee injury.
Paul George played only 15 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on December 12 due to a groin issue. He scored nine points, six rebounds, two steals, two three-pointers, and one assist despite the loss.
His first game of the season against the Golden State Warriors was missed due to injury after 23 games healthy. George's injury is day-to-day and not season-ending.
George has played 56 games this season, his healthiest since joining the LA Clippers in 2019. Clippers supporters worry about George's health because he and Kawhi Leonard are key to playoff success. Their presence is key for playoff success.
On November 6, the LA Clippers fell 97-111 to the Knicks. Paul George scored 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists on 2-of-11 shooting in one of his poorest performances.
While adjusting to his new teammates, James Harden scored 17 points, 6 assists, and 2 three-pointers. The Clippers' chemistry has improved in six games since then. The LA Clippers were 14-10 and seventh in the Western Conference before the Knicks game.