George in health and safety protocols, out of play-in game

Paul George
Posted at 10:14 AM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 13:14:46-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Clippers spokesman says Paul George has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss the Clippers' play-in game against New Orleans.

His absence is a huge blow to the Clippers' hopes of making the playoffs. They must win to earn the No. 8 seed and a first-round matchup with the Phoenix Suns.

George scored 34 points in a 109-104 loss at Minnesota in the first play-in game.

The Clippers were already without Kawhi Leonard, who has been out all season while rehabbing an ACL tear.