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Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for game two of the Clippers Western Conference finals series against Phoenix on Tuesday.
This was expected after Leonard did not travel with the team to Phoenix.
Kawhi Leonard will not travel with the Los Angeles Clippers to Phoenix.
The Clippers will prepare for game one of the Western Conference finals on Sunday afternoon without Leonard. He has not been officially ruled out for this series, but it does not sound like he is close to returning. There remains no clear timetable.
Kawhi Leonard is believed to have suffered an ACL injury.
Leonard was already expected to miss the rest of the Clippers Western Conference semifinal series against Utah. He could be in danger to miss part of next season as well depending on the severity of the injury.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Game 5 against the Jazz due to a knee injury.
Leonard landed awkwardly during Game 4 and told teammates to expect to be without him on Wednesday night. Windhorst adds that his status for the rest of the series is in doubt as well.
Kawhi Leonard totaled 34 points (14-24 FG, 1-6 3PT, 5-5 FT), twelve rebounds, five assists, one blocks, and two steals in the Clippers’ 132-106 win over the Jazz on Saturday.
Leonard looks to Game Four after the Clippers' win over the Jazz in Game Three. He showed up, showed out, and is more than likely cleaning his "plate" so he can "eat" some more tonight. Leonard put up a brilliant line, and in the process, might have officially helped ignite his team to a better form. The Clippers are at home again tonight after dealing Jazz their worst loss in the playoffs and their second-worst loss of the season and could find themselves in a great exploit a team who will look to get back on track. Given the possible vulnerability of the Jazz’s momentum and mental edge, Leonard could find himself producing another impactful stat and fantasy line again tonight.