The Los Angeles Clippers misplaced their first play-in sport previous this week. Now, they have suffered any other forward of Friday’s do-or-die contest, and it is a giant one. Paul George can be inactive towards the New Orleans Pelicans after reportedly trying out sure for COVID-19, and has entered the league’s well being and protection protocols. It is a main blow for Los Angeles, however it is a staff that is been battle-tested for far of the season with their stars sidelined with damage. After one part of play, it’s the Pelicans that stay forward with a double-digit lead over the Clippers.
The Clippers, who fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Tuesday’s 7/8 play-in sport, are 24-27 with out George, in comparison to 18-14 when he is lively. They are going to must depend on their different gamers to earn their fourth instantly playoff look and tenth up to now 11 seasons. The Pelicans, in the meantime, dispatched the San Antonio Spurs of their 9/10 matchup, and are actually one win clear of dealing with the top-seeded Phoenix Suns within the first spherical of the playoffs.
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