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Report: Clippers players dined and went bowling to shake off strange vibes


After the Los Angeles Clippers got embarrassed by the Memphis Grizzlies and narrowly defeated the New York Knicks at home to begin January, players went to dinner and bowling to shake off some strange vibes, according to The Athletic.

To shake off some of the strange vibes, several players decided to round up players for dinner and bowling on their second day off, according to league sources. Interacting off of the floor has never been a problem for the group, which has enjoyed off-court activities like paintballing, fishing and movie-screening before and during the season.

The Clippers are 5-2 since beating the Knicks by just three points at home. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and have rebounded nicely since that 140-114 loss to the Grizzlies.

The Clippers are 31-14 on the season. They are in third place in the Western Conference standings, but coming off a road loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley didn’t play.

It’s unknown when George is going to return to the lineup, but one thing we do know is the Clippers are going to be cautious with him since hamstring injuries can flare up at any moment and the franchise needs George to be at 100 percent come playoff time.

George has played in 26 games this season. The six-time All-Star is putting up 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists and shooting 42.9 percent overall, 39.5 percent from the 3-point line and 90.9 percent from the charity stripe.