REPORT: Paul George available vs. Grizzlies, Patrick Beverley to return to Clippers after 5-game absence
Paul George and Patrick Beverley are BOTH available to play tonight for the #Clippers.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) February 25, 2020
Monday’s contest against the Grizzlies will be the first game where the Clippers have a fully healthy lineup with the new additions of Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson. The Clips have struggled all season with injuries as they have only played four games with a fully healthy lineup.
In addition, the Clippers have used 28 starting lineups, tied for the second-most in the league. However, they have still managed to win games, as they’re currently the third seed in the Western Conference with a 37-19 record.
Paul George has played exceptional this season, averaging 21.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 29.4 minutes per game. The 29-year-old is also shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from 3-point range.
George has battled with multiple injuries this season, missing 22 games so far. He has also been extremely inconsistent and will certainly need to get back into his superstar groove for the second half of the campaign.
On the other hand, Patrick Beverley will be available to play after missing the past five games due to groin injury. The eight-year veteran is averaging 8.5 points to go along with 5.8 boards and 4.0 dishes. He has played phenomenal defense this season, averaging 1.2 steals per game.
The Clippers will undoubtedly need his energy and aggressive defense in order to solidify their position in the Western Conference standings.
Doc Rivers and his Clippers are seeking to snap their three-game losing streak in Monday’s game. They’ve played horrendous this month, as they have gone 4-4.