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Tyronn Lue called it a “Tough decision to limit Paul George’s minutes in the final quarter

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After being criticized for last season’s performance, Paul George was heavily scrutinized in the offseason. But this season, he has improved his game and bounced back. He has been sensational this season while leading the LA Clippers to an excellent record.

But against the Brooklyn Nets, LA was defeated by four points. However, it was not due to a lack of effort from Paul George. He did his part by said 34 points in just 33 minutes. Although George was having a great game, he was taken out from the floor in the dying minutes of the game.

The reason being George was just coming back from a toe injury. He was still on minute restrictions which led to him being out.

Tyronn Lue on taking Paul George out of the game

Paul George

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 17: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers reacts after his dunk over Justin Holiday #8 of the Indiana Pacers during the first half at Staples Center on January 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE

After the heartbreaking defeat, Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue talked about his decision in the post-game conference. Lue said:

“The game kinda got out of hand and we had to bring him back to get the game close. He played well, he got us back in it. Tough decision, but biggest thing is that he’s healthy and biggest thing is player’s health”

As Lue said, if he had played George in the last few minutes he could have re-injured his toe. Moreover, the team is still in a good position this season. But the question remains, can they translate this success in the NBA postseason as well?
Do you believe that Paul George and Kawhi Leonard can lead their team to an NBA Championship? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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