Tyronn Lue compiled a record of 149 wins and 92 losses in his coaching career with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers.
The LA Clippers have their superstar duo back as they face the league-leading Utah Jazz on Friday night. Besides, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are making their return from the injuries.
Kawhi Leonard won an NBA championship in 2014, where he was named the Finals Most Valuable Player. Further, Paul George is a six-time NBA All-Star and five-time member of the All-NBA Team. Besides, he was also a four-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team.
Both were back in the starting lineup. Subsequently, George missed the previous seven games with a swollen right toe, while Leonard missed the previous three seasons with a lower left leg contusion.
The reinforcements were back, with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George back in the action. Both stars are playing for the Clippers and the season starts with Patrick Beverley, Serge Ibaka, and Nicolas Batum. Mike Conley returned to the Jazz lineup after missing six games with an injury.
Comment of Tyronn Lue on the Game
Tyronn Lue conveys, “They have been good and the body has been reacting good to the workouts they have been doing. Tonight is the night.”
The Clippers’ starting lineup is whole again as Nic Batum is returning. He missed the previous two games with a concussion. Moreover, reserve shooting guard Luke Kennard is also returning. He missed out on the last game because of a sore knee.
However, George remained out until the pain and swelling subsided from his toe.
Tyronn Lue conveyed, “I just know [George] has no pain and the swelling has gone down. He has done some full-court basketball stuff the last few days and he has been feeling good. No pain, no issues… both [pain and swelling] have gone away.”
Utah blew out the short-handed Clippers on Wednesday and enters Friday’s game, having won 20 of its past 21.