Paul George's Surprising Status For Pelicans-Clippers Game

Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul George will miss Friday's play-in tournament game due to health and safety protocols

Wojnarowski's tweet: "Clippers star Paul George has entered health and safety protocols and will miss tonight's Play-in game vs. New Orleans, sources tell @TimBontemps and me."

The Clippers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday

The Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday

The winner of Friday's game heads to the NBA Playoffs as the eighth seed, and the loser will go into the off-season

Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers