Clippers' Paul George Goes Through 5-on-5 as Play-In Tournament Nears

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue said that star forward Paul George reportedly participated in 5-on-5 practice on Sunday, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. 

Lue also said that they will continue monitoring George this week to see how he feels.

Looks like the Clippers could get a big piece back just in time for a potential playoff run.

PG13 has been out for over three months after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. 

The 6-foot-8 wing was spotted going through shooting workouts before L.A.'s game versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

George was having a strong 2021-22 campaign — 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists — before going down with the injury. L.A. had a 14-12 record with the seven-time All-Star this season.

There was a possibility that two-way star could have undergone season-ending surgery on the elbow, but opted to go with extensive rest instead.

The Clippers are sitting alone at the no. 8 seed in the Western Conference and are looking like locks in the play-in tournament. 

They are eight games below the 6th seeded Denver Nuggets and four games over the no. 9 seed New Orleans Pelicans.

L.A. has seven games remaining in the regular season, four of which are against teams above .500 and one being against the Pelicans.

The play-in tournament begins April 12.

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