Paul George takes not-so-subtle shot at refs after Clippers’ loss to Sixers
George struggled mightily, as the All-Star shot just 3-of-15 from the field for 11 points in 35 minutes.
However, the swingman says the Sixers were getting a lot of calls that the Clippers weren’t getting on the other end.
Paul George said there was “some home-court cooking tonight, to say the least.”
When asked a follow-up question of what he meant by “home-court cooking”, George said: “19 to 11. Y’all figure out what those numbers are.”
The Clippers had 19 team fouls and the Sixers had 11.
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The Clippers lost by a final score of 110-103. They are now 37-17 on the season and 15-12 on the road.
George also had 12 rebounds and five assists in a losing effort, while Kawhi Leonard top-scored the Clippers with 30 points, four boards and nine dimes.
On the other end, the Sixers got a big game from Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, who both scored 26 points. Simmons, for his part, finished with a triple double,as he also registered 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Certainly, it’s not a good look that George is blaming the refs after shooting that poorly from the field. The small forward will look to rebound on Thursday against the Boston Celtics, the final game for the Clippers before the All-Star break.
Paul George entered Tuesday averaging 22.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Those splits will go down after a lousy performance in Philly.