LA Clippers’ Title Hopes Take Huge Hit After Paul George Suffers Right Leg Injury in Loss to Thunder

LA Clippers’ Title Hopes Take Huge Hit After Paul George Suffers Right Leg Injury in Loss to Thunder

Joel Reyes
  • Paul George was injured in the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • George picked up the unfortunate injury to his leg late in the fourth quarter
  • His injury appeared to be serious and he left the arena on the back of a cart

The Los Angeles Clippers were big losers on Tuesday night.

Not only did they suffer a 101-100 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they also may have lost Paul George for the remainder of the season.

The star forward left the contest late in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury.

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Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers suffers an apparent knee injury during a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Image: Allen Berezovsky.
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What happened to George’s leg?

George’s right knee seemingly collided with the knee of Oklahoma City guard, Luguentz Dort as he went up for a rebound, per ESPN.

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The mid-air collision made the Clippers star land awkwardly and he immediately crumpled to the floor.

George stayed there for several minutes, showing the severity of the injury. When he got up, the 32-year-old needed help from his team to walk back to their locker room with 4:38 left in the game.

Clippers coach, Ty Lue told reporters in his postgame news conference that doctors were still evaluating the star player and he had not yet talked with George.

Clips concerned by George’s injury

George was later seen leaving the arena on the back of a cart with his injured right leg extended. If he indeed suffered a severe injury, that would be a crippling blow for the Clippers.

They entered Tuesday's game against the Thunder having won five of their last six outings.

George dazzled the crowd earlier in the third quarter, throwing down an incredible 360-degree spinning baseline dunk against the Thunder. He recorded 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists before exiting Tuesday’s game.

His early departure certainly affected the Clips, who lost by just one point.

Jokic’s triple-double downs Clips

Sports Brief recently reported on the Clippers’ loss to the Nuggets by 134 to 124.

Nikola Jokic wreaked havoc with another triple-double in a double overtime win.

The Serbian star finished that game with 40 points, 17 rebounds, and ten assists.