Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been ruled out for the LA Clippers' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.
The two stars did not join the team on its flight to Atlanta on Monday, sources told ESPN.
The Clippers will be without their two best players and starting point guard Patrick Beverley (right knee soreness) as they carry a seven-game winning streak into Atlanta for the start of a six-game road trip.
Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN
ANALYSIS: Although Leonard and George are set to miss tomorrow's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, both players could potentially rejoin the team on their six-game road trip depending on the extent of the NBA protocols. Leonard and George both played in Sunday's 108-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, however George was held out of the final four-plus minutes with hamstring tightness. Starting point guard Patrick Beverley is also set to miss tomorrow’s game in Atlanta because of on-going right knee soreness which kept him out of the second half of Sunday's game.
Expect updates to follow.