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Paul George worked out after shootaround, questionable for tonight

Paul George

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is back on the court and working out, but he remains questionable for the Thunder’s game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night due to his lingering calf problem.

Per ESPN’s Royce Young:

Paul George (calf) is on the court going through a post-shootaround workout. He’s listed as questionable for tonight against the Hornets. Seems likely he’ll play, but his status will be official about 90 minutes before the game.

George is the Thunder’s second-leading scorer behind Russell Westbrook this season with 20.7 points per game. He also leads the entire NBA with 2.48 steals per game.

George has missed the Thunder’s last two games – a 100-95 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City and a 102-101 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies – due to that calf injury.

Second-year guard Alex Abrines has gotten the start in both games with George out. Although he was limited to just five points against the Nets, he erupted for a career-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting on 3-pointers to help the Thunder to a much-needed win over the Grizzlies.

Still, George’s return to the lineup should significantly increase the Thunder’s chances of beating a struggling Hornets team which has lost three games in a row and seven of its last eight games.