Clippers' Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden out vs. Suns

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

TheLA Clipperswill be without significant firepower for Wednesday's rematch against the visiting Phoenix Suns.

The Clippers ruled out forwards Paul George (left knee soreness) and Kawhi Leonard (right knee inflammation) and guard James Harden (right foot inflammation). In addition, guard Russell Westbrook (left hand contusion) and center Ivica Zubac (left ankle inflammation) are listed as questionable.

George scored 23 points; Zubac had 17 to go along with 13 rebounds; and Westbrook added 16 points, 15 boards and 15 assists to pace the Clippers to a 105-92 win in Phoenix on Tuesday. Harden missed that game versus the Suns, while Leonard last played March 31.

Leonard (23.7 points per game), George (22.8) and Harden (16.7) are the top scorers for the Clippers (51-28), who reside in fourth place in the Western Conference.

The Suns (46-33) sit in seventh place in the Western Conference, one game behind the New Orleans Pelicans (47-32). They hold slim advantages over the Sacramento Kings (45-34), Los Angeles Lakers (45-35) and Golden State Warriors (44-35).