Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue has said the team is taking Paul George's injury as day-to-day and they are hoping to avoid a scenario in which George misses extended time. On Monday night, George didn't play in the Clippers' 121-114 win over the Utah Jazz.
George was kept out of the game due to a right hamstring injury. After the game, coach Lue was asked whether George could be facing a long-term issue. "We hope not. Just going day-to-day for right now and he feels OK, but we're just being -- making sure we do the right thing," Lue said, per ESPN.
Kawhi Leonard returned but now George is missing
After missing 12 consecutive games due to knee soreness, Leonard returned to the Clippers' lineup last week. Unfortunately for the Clippers, now their other star is dealing with an injury.
The Clippers are still very cautious with Leonard as their star is still on a minutes restriction. On Monday night, Leonard played for 23 minutes as he scored eight points and dished out five assists. Even without George, the Clippers managed to beat the Jazz and clinch their third consecutive win.
After the game, coach Lue gave credit to his team. "I give the team credit. No matter who's on the floor, we always feel like we have a chance to win. It's tough some nights and it's not pretty every night, but we always seem to try to find a way to get it done.
Different guys are stepping up every single night. I thought at the end of the game, Norman and Reggie really brought this home offensively.," Lue said. The Clippers have gotten off to a positive start to the season as they are 11-7 through their first 18 games of the year.
The Clippers currently sit at No 4 of the Western Conference standings. In their next game, the Clippers are playing the Golden State Warriors on the road.