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Shaq criticizes Paul George for comments about failure after ugly Clippers loss

The Los Angeles Clippers had an excellent opportunity to take control of their series against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5. Instead, Paul George and company were defeated at home, losing 123-93, and now face elimination in the Game 6 on Friday night in Dallas.

George had a bad night for the Clippers, scoring just 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard and needed their other star to come out and set the tone for the team in a big game, but that didn’t come close to happening.

George spoke after the game and said, “You work hard all summer. You train for these moments. To where, if you fail, you fail. You live with the results.”

Shaquille O’Neal was not a fan of those comments and explained why on Thursday night. Inside the NBA:

Leonard will be out again for Game 6, so the Clippers will need George to put Game 5 behind them quickly or the franchise will have another early exit from the NBA playoffs.