Final game of four-game series; Houston Rockets visit Los Angeles Clippers at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers lead 3-0.
Updates Paul George and Kevin Porter’ injury status for Clippers vs. Rockets game
The Los Angeles Clippers have had an average season so far, but they have won only one of their last five contests. At 3-0 in the series, the Clippers have a chance to finish off a clean sweep of Houston tonight.
Injury reports: Luke Kennard (Calf), Moses Brown (Undisclosed), Moussa Diabate (Illness), John Wall (Abdomen), Paul George (Hamstring) and Marcus Morris (Knee).
Paul George will not participate in the game against the Rockets on Sunday because he has a hamstring injury, as reported by Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com.
Because George’s injury is still causing him discomfort, it is possible that he will miss a fifth consecutive game. He has not yet offered a definite date for his return. On Tuesday, when the Sixers come to town, George will have another chance to suit up.
Because of this, it is likely that Nicolas Batum and Terance Mann will get a greater share of playing time against the Rockets than they did in the past.
Kawhi Leonard maintained his scorching pace in Paul George’s absence. Since George’s absence, Leonard has averaged 28.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.3 steals in three games.
The Houston Rockets have not had an inspiring season, especially as of late when they have lost nine games in a row in succession. They come into this game with the goal of not only avoiding adding another loss to their record but also avoiding being swept by the Clippers.
Kevin Porter might not be able to play against the Clippers on Sunday because of a foot injury, says Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
The Rockets are not ready to count Porter out just yet, but it seems like he has a better chance of playing against the Lakers on Monday, which is the second game of a back-to-back set. If he can’t play on Sunday, Jae’Sean Tate or TyTy Washington could get a lot of minutes in the backcourt.