Shooting guard Paul George made his return from injury for the Los Angeles Clippers in Tuesday night’s 120-110 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Crypto.com Arena. George’s return to the team has been warmly received by the Clippers, who have now lost eight of their last 10 games.
In George’s opinion, injuries have been at the heart of the Clippers’ poor form. “We’ve just been behind the ball in terms of injuries, lineups, and guys in and out,” George observed. “Urgency starts now. We’ve got to start playing with some desperation.”
George was absent for five consecutive games due to a flare-up of his right hamstring injury that previously kept him out for seven straight games earlier on in the season.
While the Clippers showed some signs of promise, eliminating a 14-point deficit in the second quarter en route to taking a four-point lead in the third before the 76ers outscored them 36-13 after that to secure the win. George grabbed 13 points and eight rebounds during his 28 minutes on the court.
Currently, the Clippers are seventh in the Western Conference standings at 23-23. They will need an urgent boost in performance in order to hold onto a playoff spot.