Thunder vs. Clippers injury report: Will Paul George and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander running on the court?

It’s a Western Conference matchup, and the Thunder are in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers at the Arena. The Thunder have won both meetings this season, both of which took place in Oklahoma City.

Latest news on Paul George and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Sunday saw the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Phoenix Suns, 124-120. Oklahoma City have won seven of their last nine games.

Their current Western Conference standing is eighth, 0.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors and 0.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Oklahoma City is 13-21 away from home so far this season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, an NBA all-star for the Oklahoma City Thunder, will visit the city that helped launch his career this week.

Gilgeous-Alexander, recently acquired by the Thunder in a trade with the Clippers in July 2019, had a huge game on Sunday, helping the Thunder to a 124-120 victory over the Suns.

He scored 40 points on 12-for-24 shooting from the field and 16-for-19 from the free throw line, and he also added five boards, four assists, and a steal in 35 minutes of action.

The last time SGA scored 40 or more points was February 10 against the Trail Blazers, making it six times this season.

Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged 35.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.2 steals in six games this month despite missing a few contests with an abdominal issue.

There’s a lot riding on the outcome of the Thunder’s match against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The first game of a back-to-back is scheduled for Tuesday, and the teams will meet again on Thursday in Los Angeles.

Gilgeous-Alexander has a pair of games that are pivotal for the team’s playoff hopes and have personal significance for him.

That 2019 trade that altered each franchise, brought Paul George to the Clippers.

Paul George scored 29 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-102 road victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

In 35 minutes, George scored 29 points (8-22 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 10-12 FT), grabbed nine boards, dished out four assists, stole four bases, and blocked one shot.

After coming so close to a double-double on Sunday, George has averaged 28.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.6 steals in his last seven games.

The win over Portland marked the second-highest steal total of the veteran wing’s season, just two short of his season-high total of six.

Los Angeles is currently 1.5 games ahead of Dallas and 0.5 games behind Phoenix in the Western Conference. Their current winning streak stands at five games. Los Angeles has been a solid team at home this year, posting a 19-16 record. They had a 4-1 record in their last 5 home games.

Injury report Clippers:

Injury report Thunder:

  • Kenrich Williams (Wrist) – Out for the season
  • Chet Holmgren (Foot) – Out for the season