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All-star striker Paul George will likely miss the entire Western Conference Opener in Los Angeles against the Phoenix Suns due to a sprained right knee, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.
Sources said George is progressing through rehabilitation from the injury he sustained on March 21, but the Clippers are preparing to survive without him for the series, which begins Sunday in Phoenix.
The Clippers face a big task against the Suns, who are undefeated in eight games with Kevin Durant in the lineup since arriving from the Brooklyn Nets in a final trade.
George made his eighth All-Star appearance this season and averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 34 minutes a game. The Clippers will have to rely more heavily on superstar Kawhi Leonard, who has been one of the league’s most productive players in the last few months of the season.
“I was feeling better…” Six days a week I work out, I do rehab, George said recently on the B Podcast with Paul George. I’ll give it every chance, man. It goes down to the wire.”
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