Paul George to sit versus Sixers with shoulder soreness

NBA.com Global on Mar 01, 2019 07:34 AM
Paul George to sit versus Sixers with shoulder soreness
FILE - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 11: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 11, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will be sidelined due to right shoulder soreness when his team plays the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, the team announced.

George scored 25 points with seven assists and eight rebounds during 40 minutes of action against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). On the season, George is the second-leading scorer in the NBA with an average of 28.6 points.

The Sixers will be without All-Star Joel Embiid, who remains sidelined with left knee soreness.

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