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LA Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George return vs. Utah Jazz

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LOS ANGELES — The LA Clippers have their superstar duo back as they face the league-leading Utah Jazz on Friday night, with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George making their return from injuries.

Both were back in the starting lineup after George missed the previous seven games with a swollen right toe and Leonard sat out the previous three with a lower left leg contusion.

“They’ve been good and the body has been reacting good to the workouts they have been doing,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “Tonight’s the night.”

The Clippers’ starting lineup is whole again with Nic Batum also returning after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Reserve shooting guard Luke Kennard also is available to play after missing the last game with a sore knee.

George remained out until the pain and swelling subsided in his toe.

“I just know [George] has no pain and the swelling has gone down,” Lue said. “He has done some full-court basketball stuff the last few days and he has been feeling good. No pain, no issues… both [pain and swelling] have gone away.”

Utah blew out the short-handed Clippers on Wednesday and enters Friday’s game having won 20 of its past 21.

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