What is Paul George’s status against Dallas? Updates for the Clippers

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As the LA Clippers have sparked yet another winning streak, franchise superstar Paul George has been arguably the biggest reason why. Outside of his premier scoring abilities, George is finding his teammates and showing aggression in getting to the free-throw line.

That said, head coach Tyronn Lue and the Clippers will need George to step up big-time against the Dallas Mavericks. Although the MVP candidate Luka Doncic has been ruled out, their new acquisition, Kyrie Irving, will make his debut in LA.

Moreover, since his first season with the Clippers, George has averaged 23.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists against the Mavericks. Not to mention he has been on the court for just under 37 minutes per game.

Is Paul George available for the Clippers?

The most recent injury report has Paul George ready to play for the LA Clippers. He continues to progress in the right direction, as the start of the year was riddled with injuries. Additionally, this also means George’s hamstring is feeling much better.

Furthermore, Lue and the coaching staff should orchestrate plays for George to find his rhythm early in the half-court offense. This is a much better strategy to get the team going, rather than isolating him on the block and attempting a problematic jump shot.

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Nevertheless, this is a must-win match-up for the Clippers. It’s not only a rivalry for LA; they are incredibly close to the third seed in the Western Conference. With the blueprint starting to come together, the time is now to stack another win.