San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich announced Saturday morning that Kawhi Leonard will not play in tonight's Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, saying his sprained ankle is "not ready."
Kawhi Leonard will not play tonight, per Coach Pop— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 20, 2017
Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard is out tonight for Game 3. Kawhi, he says, was not happy about it. But Pop... https://t.co/rDvHwez3P6— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 20, 2017
Leonard originally sprained his ankle in Game 5 of their series against the Houston Rockets and missed the series-clinching Game 6 before returning for Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State. He re-aggravated the injury in the third quarter of that game when he stepped on Zaza Pachulia's foot.
The series has totally changed with Leonard being out. At the time of his injury, the Spurs were leading the Warriors by 23 points. Since then, Golden State has outscored San Antonio by 61 points - including a 36-point Game 2 win.
Tip-off time for Game 3 is set for 9:00 pm ET on ESPN.Back to the San Antonio Spurs Newsfeed