Paul George has to be helped off court after fourth quarter leg injury
UPDATE: The Clippers announced that Paul George will be out 2-3 weeks after an MRI revealed a sprained right knee. That likely keeps him out through the rest of the regular season, but he could return for the playoffs.
Hopefully this is not serious, not something that changes the playoff picture in the West.
The Clippers’ Paul George went down with 4:38 left in the game Tuesday night after a collision with Lu Dort going for a rebound.
George had to be helped back to the locker room and struggled to put any weight on his leg.
After the game, Tyronn Lue said George was still being evaluated and had no update on his status. George was seen exiting the arena on the back of a cart with his right leg extended, according to the AP.
George had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists before exiting the game. On the season he is playing at an All-NBA level averaging 23.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists a game, and the Clippers are 6.8 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court.
The Thunder went on to win 101-100 in a game filled with drama, including a technical foul for Kawhi Leonard, an ejection of Terrence Mann, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 31 points, and Lou Dort locking up Leonard in the final seconds.