Paul George's Surprising Status For Clippers

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Paul George will miss Friday's play-in tournament game, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Paul George has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Clippers' play-in game against the Pelicans on Friday.

George entered the league's health and safety regulations, according to Clippers president Lawrence Frank.

The Clippers lose their top guard again as they try to clinch the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs against the Pelicans. The winner faces the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round.

"He's sad." "He's down," Tyronn Lue stated. He said, 'We have to win this game for you.'

To Frank, the team shootaround was "another obstacle." A tough bunch. We have a good and deep squad and a superb coach in Ty Lue."

When asked if other Clippers players have to test and if George will be suspended, Frank said the organization is following the NBA's lead on health and safety.

"This is a struggle, but it's been a series of obstacles," he said.

The Clippers went from 4-point favorites to 1-point underdogs against the Pelicans once the news broke.

For the season, he averaged 24.3 pts. He recorded 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in the 109-104 loss against Minnesota on Tuesday.

The Clippers are without both studs again. Kawhi Leonard hasn't played a minute this season due to an ACL tear. Frank said Leonard's return is still unknown.

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