Los Angeles Clippers star is pushed aside by a laceration in the elbow ligament, injury requires rest and further evaluation – Sky Sports Breaking News 2021


George said he had pain in his right elbow, and further testing revealed ligament lacerations that now require rest and further evaluation after a few weeks.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George reacts on-court earlier this season

Paul George, the LA Clippers all-star forward, is being spelled by a bystander who has injured his elbow ligaments.

George is suffering from a rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, announced by the team on Saturday. The Clippers’ top scorers are set to rest and be reassessed after 3-4 weeks. At that point, the next step is decided.

This is a further blow to the team already coping with the absence of Kawhi Leonard, who has already been discharged indefinitely after undergoing surgery in July to repair a partial laceration of the ACL on his right knee. Give.

George missed five games in a row this month after spraining his elbow against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 6. George rehabilitated and returned to the Clippers on December 20th against the San Antonio Spurs and two days later against the Sacramento Kings.

He was reported to be in pain when the Clippers star returned, and further testing revealed a rupture of his ligaments.

The 31-year-old George averages 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5. He will assist this season.

MATTHEW COLES, Associated Press

Salt Lake City (AP) — Donovan Mitchell dribbled his watch on the back court, evading Dallas’ last foul effort and then screaming for victory and throwing the ball into the air.

Mitchell celebrated Christmas Day with 33 points and Utah Jazz defeated the COVID-19 depleted Mavericks 120-116 on Saturday night.

“I grew up watching these games and wanted to be in this position. Playing for Christmas is a special thing … it’s an honor and a blessing,” said the lumbar sprain that continued in the first quarter. Said Mitchell, who overcame.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points and Mike Conley scored 22 points to raise jazz (23-9) to his 13th win in the last 15 games.

It wasn’t the Christmas night match that the NBA wanted to play against Luka Doncic in the Mavericks, which stuck to the league’s health and safety protocol. Still, it was competitive to the end, even though several new signatories spent a considerable amount of time in Dallas.

“Even without everyone, that’s what you’re looking for. It’s just one step below the playoffs, extra emotions, extra drives. Everyone is excited and trapped,” says Mitchell. I did.

Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber, Reggie Bullock, Trey Burke, Jakuori McLaughlin and Josh Green were also on the sidelines in the Mavericks Health and Safety Protocol. In addition, Willie Cauley-Stein was unable to play for personal reasons, and Dorian Finney-Smith was unable to play due to a non-COVID illness.

Jazz has not yet lost a player with the coronavirus, and depth and experience were shown when Utah took over in the fourth quarter.

“I didn’t do my best and I got 16 points behind, but I didn’t run away this time. We’re getting better and probably learning some lessons,” said out of 10 points in the final period. Rudy Gobert, who scored eight points, said.

Jalen Brunson scored 27 points and Porzingis scored 27 points in Dallas after two games. Frank Ntilikina scored the highest 17 points of the season, scoring double digits for the first time in a series of games this season.


Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard Frank Ntilikina (21) looks on in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

“Who is on our side, who is on that side … you have to be aggressive. You have to be trapped. Whatever your defense, play I had to have the idea, “Branson said.

Protected by Royce O’Neal (9 inches shorter), Porzingis scored 6 straight points, giving Dallas an 84-75 lead, leaving 4:45 in the third quarter.

Dallas led 94-92 in the fourth quarter, after which jazz was interrupted by Jordan Clarkson’s one-handed Alley-oop to 102-94 in Utah. Jazz didn’t follow the rest of the road.

Mavericks (15-17) lost 4 out of 5 but got off to a strong start. Porzingis gave Dallas a 26-11 lead with jumpers, dunks and 5 throws, and jazz was 5 to 17 with 5 turnovers.

“The desperate part of that was our fouling, especially in the first quarter, which was very hurt because the game slowed down and we could change our defenses,” said Utah’s Quin Snyder. Said.

The Mavericks zone defense confused jazz early on, but jazz began to hit the surrounding shots and reach the basket. Mitchell scored 16 points in the second quarter, pushing jazz in half to a 65-63 lead.

Mavericks’ aggressiveness continued to strangle the team with Utah, with Dallas having the highest number of free throws this season, with 30 out of 35 on the foul line. The team has joined to shoot 72 free throws.

“This was one of the best teams in the league, not just the Western Conference,” said Dallas coach Jason Kidd. That fourth quarter tonight’s way. We had some good looks. “

BOGEY FOR 3 is the key

Bogdanovich made a three-pointer and raised jazz to an eight-point lead with 2:01 remaining. This is the cushion Utah needed when Mavericks made the final charge at the end of the game.

This is a familiar event as jazz has made great strides in the last few weeks. Bogdanovich has gone from a range of 3 points to 37 in 73 in the last 11 games and has scored more than 14 points in all contests.

Bogdanovich’s external consistency, along with his post-up and transition scoring, has prevented the defense from helping Mitchell drive and Gobert to roll to the rim.


Mavericks: Dallas shot 21 free throws in the first half (and 20 in jazz). … Porzingis missed both technical free throws he tried, one for each half. … Porzingis and O’Neill faced the ground in a boxout later in the match.

Jazz: Mitchell has played in his ninth 30-point match this season. … Mitchell went to the changing room in the first quarter, but in the second quarter he came back due to a violent attack, albeit with a slight stumbling block. … Jazz has outperformed their opponents for 12 consecutive games while Conley is on the court. … Joe Ingles has won technical skills for two consecutive games.


Mavericks: Visit Portland on Monday night.

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