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Clippers star Paul George to miss 3rd straight game with hamstring injury

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George suffered a mild left hamstring injury last week during the team’s practice, and he missed both of his team’s games on Friday and Sunday.

Now, according to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, George is expected to miss Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers as well.

Beyond that, George was also not re-evaluated on Monday, which was the original plan, meaning it will probably take quite a bit longer for the nine-year veteran to return to action in his first season with the Clipper.

George missed the first 11 games of the season for the Clippers after undergoing two shoulder surgeries in the offseason. L.A. acquired both George and reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard this past summer in a bid to elevate the team to relevance and fight for the first NBA title in franchise history.

The 29-year-old Paul George came out of the gate smoking hot, helping to pilot the Clippers to six straight wins when he returned — including an astonishing 49-point demolition of the Atlanta Hawks in mid-November.

After producing at an MVP level last season (George finished third behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden), George’s numbers are slightly down. However, he is still clearly worth of All-Star consideration with 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He is also  attempting nine triples per contest with a 39.5 percent shooting clip.

Though the Clippers have incredible depth across the roster, they will surely miss the presence of George for the next few games – including Tuesday’s contest against the Cavs.