Los Angeles Clippers wing Paul George has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury. The last time he played was back on January 5th against the Nuggets, a contest the Clippers went on to lose by 31, 122-91. Los Angeles has done little more than tread water with George out, as it has gone 2-3 over its last five contests. So when the Clippers take their home court to play Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, every Clippers fan will surely want to know: Is Paul George playing tonight vs. the Sixers?
*Watch NBA games LIVE with fuboTV (click for a free trial)*
Is Clippers’ Paul George playing vs. Sixers
After initially being listed as questionable for Tuesday’s showdown in LA, per a tweet from ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, it has now been confirmed that George will be available to play. This comes via Clippers beat reporter Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.
Additionally, sharpshooter Luke Kennard, who’s sat the last four games for the Clippers, will remain out with a calf injury.
Paul George, 32, is in his 14th year in the NBA and fourth as a member of the Clippers. He’s averaging 23.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks across 30 appearances this season. George is scoring the ball very efficiently both from the field and behind the three-point arc thus far. He’s converting 45.1% of his total field goal attempts and 38.5% of his threes, both percentages being improvements from the year prior.
Considering the slump they’re in, the Clippers desperately need a win on Tuesday. So, when it comes to the question of if Paul George is playing tonight vs. the Sixers, the answer is yes.