George (hamstring) returns as Clips take on 76ers

by Gordon Dixon - Paul George, the Clippers star guard who missed the previous five games after tweaking a right hamstring injury, returned to the lineup on Tuesday night, when Los Angeles played host to the Philadelphia 76ers.

George returns to lineup as Clippers play host to 76ers 9:08 PM ET Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer Close Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »   Ohm's chat archive » LOS ANGELES -- Paul George will return to the lineup when the LA Clippers face the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. The Clippers star guard missed five straight games after tweaking a right hamstring injury that had previously kept him out of seven straight games earlier this season. Editor's Picks Clippers' Wall out at least 2 weeks with ab injury 2d Ohm Youngmisuk 2 Related The Clippers need their star guard healthy again. They entered Tuesday night having dropped seven of their last nine games, and in the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference playoff race. Coach Ty Lue said he expects George to be a little rusty after this latest stretch of games off. The Clippers have dealt with injuries all season long and are still without guard Luke Kennard (calf) and will not have John Wall (abdomen) for at least another two weeks. The 76ers enter the game on a two-game winning streak and in the No. 4 playoff slot of the Eastern Conference.