Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will play and start for the Los Angeles Clippers in Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets in a game list on the NBA schedule. Both players missed more than a handful of games but were named earlier in the day by coach Ty Lue among the players active and available for the battle against the Hornets.
Leonard missed the last six games for the Clippers with an ankle injury, but he’s been cleared and will start alongside George, who is returning after missing the last seven games with a hamstring injury. Missing, however, is Norman Powell who remains out for Monday’s matchup with a groin injury, reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com.
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LaMelo Ball, meanwhile, is again ruled out for the Charlotte Hornets against the LA Clippers. It will be the eighth straight game that Ball will miss because of a sprained left ankle. It’s been a frustrating start to the season for the 21-year-old who has played in just three games all season. Read More: NBA results and scores on December 3
He remains without an official timeline for his return with Dennis Smith (ankle) also out tonight. Terry Rozier and Theo Maledon with continue to start as point and shooting guards.
Charlotte Hornets Lineup: PG Terry Rozier SG Kelly Oubre SF J. McDaniels PF P. Washington C Mason Plumlee
Los Angeles Clippers Lineup: PG R. Jackson SG Paul George SF Kawhi Leonard PF Marcus Morris C Ivica Zubac
The Players OUT are – G L. Ball OUT F G. Hayward OUT G C. Martin OUT G D. Smith OUT C M. Williams OUT