Kawhi, George clear protocol, to return for Clips

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LA Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George cleared health and safety protocols and are set to return Friday against the Orlando Magic.

Leonard and George rejoined the Clippers in Orlando after missing the first two games on this six-game road swing. The Clippers departed on the trip without their two stars, who were placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Monday.

The Clippers, though, will still be without starting point guard Patrick Beverley, who remains out due to right knee soreness.

The Clippers (14-5) lost in Atlanta on Tuesday before beating the Heat on Thursday night.

Leonard is averaging 25.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals this season. George is enjoying a bounce-back season, averaging 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals.

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