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.