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Tue May 2304:06F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) did not play Monday in Spu...
F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) did not play Monday in the Spurs' season-ending loss to the Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Mon May 2201:54F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) unlikely to play Monday in...
F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) is unlikely to play Monday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Sunday that the MVP candidate is "likely out" for a third straight game after Leonard reinjured his left ankle in the series opener. Leonard aggravated the ankle injury when he landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter of Game 1 on May 14.
Sun May 2120:52NBA notebook: Spurs' Leonard likely out for Game 4
The San Antonio Spurs, on the brink of elimination down 3-0, likely will be without star forward Kawhi Leonard on Monday night for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Sunday the MVP candidate is "likely out" for a third straight game after Leonard re-injured his left ankle in the series opener. Popovich also said forward David Lee (knee) is expected to miss the game.Leonard aggravated the ankle injury when he landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter of Game 1 on May 14. The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave in the third quarter, and they have since been outscored 314-241 by the Warriors.Lee underwent an MRI exam and was found to have a partially torn patellar tendon. It is possible that he injury will require surgery.--Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who was detained at a Romanian airport on Saturday when he said his passport wa... [More]
Sun May 2116:10Popovich: Leonard 'likely out' for Spurs in Game 4
The San Antonio Spurs, on the brink of elimination down 3-0, likely will be without star forward Kawhi Leonard for Monday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday the MVP candidate is "likely out" for a third straight game after Leonard reinjured his left ankle in the series opener. Popovich also said forward David Lee (knee) is expected to miss the game.Leonard aggravated the ankle injury when he landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter of Game 1 last Sunday.The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the third quarter. Since then, the Spurs have been outscored 314-241 by the Warriors.San Antonio was dominated in Game 2 without Leonard as Golden State won 136-100 on Tuesday night and the Warriors followed up to beat the injury-riddled Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 series lead.Leonard originally suf... [More]
Sun May 2116:03Popovich: Leonard 'likely out' for Spurs in Game 4
The San Antonio Spurs, on the brink of elimination down 3-0, likely will be without star forward Kawhi Leonard for Monday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday the MVP candidate is "likely out" for a third straight game after Leonard reinjured his left ankle in the series opener.Leonard aggravated the ankle injury when he landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter of Game 1 last Sunday.The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the third quarter. Since then, the Spurs have been outscored 314-241 by the Warriors.San Antonio was dominated in Game 2 without Leonard as Golden State won 136-100 on Tuesday night and the Warriors followed up to beat the injury-riddled Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 series lead.Leonard originally suffered the ankle injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.Leonard is averaging 27.7 points on 52.5 percent shooting, 7.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists during the postseason.Jonathon Simmons started in Leonard's place. Simmons scored 22 points in 26 minutes in Game 2 and 14 points in 34 minutes in Game 3.
Sun May 2104:53SF Kawhi Leonard sat out due to sprained left ankle."In end, I g...
SF Kawhi Leonard, who was considered questionable for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, sat out due to a sprained left ankle."In the end, I guess it's my decision," coach Gregg Popovich said. "He's not thrilled that he's not playing, but he's not ready."Leonard did not participate in Thursday and Friday workouts.
Sat May 2018:08Spurs' Leonard (ankle) ruled out for Game 3 vs. Warriors
The San Antonio Spurs ruled out star forward Kawhi Leonard for Saturday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors because of his left ankle injury.Leonard will miss his second straight game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced during Saturday morning's shootaround."In the end, I guess it's my decision," Popovich told reporters. "He's not thrilled that he's not playing, but he's not ready."Leonard did not participate in Thursday and Friday workouts but was at the team's practice facility in preparation for the game at AT&T Center in San Antonio."It's getting better. I've been at practice, just watching things. A lot of treatment," Leonard told reporters Friday. "It's frustrating. You work all year to get to this point, and (not) being able to help your team win a game or just being able to play, it's all very frustrating."Leonard reinjured his left ankle last Sunday during the second half of San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Warriors in Game ... [More]
Sat May 2004:22SF Kawhi Leonard officially lited as questionable by San Antonio...
SF Kawhi Leonard was officially lited as questionable by the San Antonio Spurs because of his ankle injury for Saturday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. Leonard did not participate in Thursday and Friday workouts but was at the team's practice facility in preparation for the game at AT&T Center in San Antonio. Leonard reinjured his left ankle last Sunday during the second half of San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 1. The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the third quarter. Since then, the Spurs have been outscored 194-133 by the Warriors, who hold a 2-0 series lead. The Spurs were dominated in Game 2 without Leonard as the Warriors easily won 136-100 on Tuesday night. Leonard originally suffered the ankle injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
Fri May 1916:46Spurs' Leonard questionable for Game 3
San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard did not participate in Thursday's practice, and his status for Saturday's Game 3 in San Antonio against the Golden State Warriors remains in question because of an ankle injury.The Spurs provided no information regarding Leonard's status.Although Leonard, who was named to the All-NBA first team on Thursday, did not take part in the practice, several players told ESPN.com that he was at the club's practice facility."He was sitting nicely on the sidelines. It's going well, as well as it can go," center Pau Gasol said. "We have a good training staff. He's working with them, and trying to get that ankle right. That's what I know."Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals."The thing that worries me is that he did it again, the exact same thing," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after Game 1. "So, one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and we'll have him for Game 3."The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the third quarter. Since then, the Spurs have been outscored 194-133 by the Warriors, who hold a 2-0 series lead.Leonard was injured when he landed on the foot of Warriors' center Zaza Pachulia.Pachulia is listed as day-to-day with a bruised right heel suffered in Game 2.
Fri May 1916:21Spurs star Leonard questionable for Game 3
The San Antonio Spurs officially listed star forward Kawhi Leonard as questionable because of his ankle injury for Saturday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.Leonard did not participate in Thursday and Friday workouts but was at the team's practice facility in preparation for the game at AT&T Center in San Antonio."It's getting better. I've been at practice, just watching things. A lot of treatment," Leonard told reporters Friday. "It's frustrating. You work all year to get to this point, and (not) being able to help your team win a game or just being able to play, it's all very frustrating."Leonard was asked what input he would have on whether he would play Saturday."A lot of input, if I feel good then I am going to play," Leonard said.Leonard reinjured his left ankle last Sunday during the second half of San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 1.The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the thi... [More]
Thu May 1823:39F Kawhi Leonard did not participate in Thursday's practice, and ...
F Kawhi Leonard did not participate in Thursday's practice, and his status for Saturday's Game 3 in San Antonio against the Golden State Warriors remains in question because of an ankle injury.The Spurs provided no information regarding Leonard's status.Although Leonard, who was named to the All-NBA first team on Thursday, did not take part in the practice, several players told ESPN.com that he was at the club's practice facility.
Thu May 1816:09Harden, James headline All-NBA first team
Houston Rockets point guard James Harden was the only unanimous choice on the All-NBA first team in balloting announced by the league on Thursday. Harden earned all 500 points by being named as one of five first-team selections on each of the 100 ballots.Joining Harden on the first team are Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (498), Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook (498), San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (490) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (343).James and Westbrook each received one second-team vote in failing to join Harden as a unanimous choice.Earning second-team honors were Utah center Rudy Gobert (339 points), Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (290), Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (258), Warriors small forward Kevin Durant (239) and Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (236).Selected to the third team were Golden State power forward Draymond Green (134), Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (1... [More]
Wed May 1706:27F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) missed Game 2 at Golden St...
F Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) missed Game 2 at Golden State. He is listed as questionable for Game 3 on Saturday in San Antonio.
Tue May 1601:15F Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will miss Game 2 at Golden State, l...
F Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will miss Game 2 at Golden State, leaving coach Gregg Popovich irate over what he felt was an avoidable injury.Popovich lashed out at Warriors C Zaza Pachulia for his defense on Leonard, telling reporters Monday that the play was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" and citing a past pattern of such play by Pachulia. Leonard aggravated his left ankle injury on Sunday in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series when he landed on Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter.
Mon May 1517:59Leonard out for Game 2; Popovich irate at Pachulia
San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss Tuesday night's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals at the Golden State Warriors, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich irate over what he felt was an avoidable injury.Popovich lashed out at Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for his defense on Leonard, telling reporters Monday that the play was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" and citing a past pattern of such play by Pachulia.Leonard aggravated his left ankle injury on Sunday in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series when he landed on Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter.San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold of a furious comeback without its best player and dropped a 113-111 decision."Lead with your foot close-out is not appropriate. It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else," Popovich fumed. "And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action. ... A totally unn... [More]
Mon May 1516:00Leonard out for Game 2; Popovich irate at Pachulia
San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss Tuesday night's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals at the Golden State Warriors, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich irate over what he felt was an avoidable injury.Popovich lashed out at Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for his defense on Leonard, telling reporters Monday that the play was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" and citing a past pattern of such play by Pachulia. Leonard aggravated his left ankle injury on Sunday in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series when he landed on Pachulia's foot after taking a jump shot early in the third quarter.San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold of a furious comeback without its best player and dropped a 113-111 decision."Lead with your foot close-out is not appropriate. It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else," Popovich fumed. "And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action. ... A totally un... [More]
Mon May 1502:12F Kawhi Leonard re-injured left ankle, forcing him out of Game 1
F Kawhi Leonard re-injured his left ankle, forcing him out of Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday. His status for Game 2 is uncertain.Before exiting, Leonard torched Golden State for 26 points in 24 minutes. Once he left, the Warriors went on an 18-0 run, ultimately recovering from a 25-point deficit to win the opener of the Western Conference finals. "Just very painful because I tweaked it before," Leonard said of the injury. "It's hard to tell (about Tuesday). I definitely couldn't go (the rest of Sunday's game). But we'll see how I get better each day."
Sun May 1419:02Spurs SF Leonard departs after reinjuring ankle
OAKLAND, Calif. -- San Antonio Spurs standout Kawhi Leonard reinjured his left ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 of the Western Conference finals and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.Leonard, who injured the same ankle in Game 5 of the Western semifinals on Tuesday and sat out Game 6 against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, had 26 points and eight rebounds in just 24 minutes of action.The All-Star small forward scored a game-high 18 points in the first half as the Spurs shocked the top-seeded Golden State Warriors with a 62-42 start.But Leonard tweaked the ankle when he stepped back into the Spurs' bench while attempting a 3-pointer early in the third period. Then after a brief stint on the bench, he returned and landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot on a jumper, which sent Leonard limping to the bench for good.The Spurs were leading 78-55 when Leonard left the game with 7:54 remaining in the third quarter. The Warriors immediately responded with an 18-0 run to get back into the game.
Sun May 1402:16F Kawhi Leonard cleared to play in Game 1 of Western Conference ...
F Kawhi Leonard has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Leonard was a full participant in practice on Saturday and confirmed he will be in the starting lineup for the afternoon game in Oakland. Leonard, who injured his ankle Tuesday, missed the Spurs' semifinals-clinching 114-75 win in Game 6 over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Sat May 1304:23SF Kawhi Leonard, still nursing sore left ankle, expected to ret...
SF Kawhi Leonard, still nursing a sore left ankle, is expected to return against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Leonard, the All-Star who injured his ankle Tuesday, missed the San Antonio Spurs' semifinals-clinching 114-75 win in Game 6 over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Spurs made the decision to sit Leonard to get him healthy for Sunday, a source told ESPN. He received treatment on his ankle throughout the day Thursday and spent the game in the Spurs' locker room and not on the bench. Leonard is averaging 27.8 points on 52.4 percent shooting, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the postseason.
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