Paul George and the LA Clippers will play the Knicks at Crypto.com Arena on December 16 to extend their six-game winning streak. In 2023-24, the Knicks won the first game 111-97.
Paul George missed his first game this season and is 'questionable' to play, per the LA Clippers' injury report. Gametime is likely if the team doctors approve.
Clippers IL has two more players. After healing from his knee injury, Mason Plumlee will return in mid-January and Brandon Boston Jr. in late December.
Due to groin pain, Paul George played only 15 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on December 12. Despite the loss, he had nine points, six rebounds, two steals, two three-pointers, and one assist.
Injury forced him to miss his season opener against the Golden State Warriors after 23 healthy games. His injury is day-to-day, not season-ending.
George has played 56 games this season, his healthiest since joining the LA Clippers in 2019. George's health worries Clippers fans because he and Kawhi Leonard are crucial to playoff success. Their presence is crucial for playoffs.
The Clippers lost 97-111 to the Knicks on November 6. One of his worst outings, Paul George had 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists on 2-of-11 shooting.
James Harden produced 17 points, 6 assists, and 2 three-pointers while adjusting to his new colleagues. Six games later, the Clippers' camaraderie improved. The LA Clippers were 14-10 and seventh in the Western Conference before the Knicks game.