LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Utah Jazz with a right knee injury and could be out the remainder of the series, sources told ESPN.
Leonard tweaked the knee on a drive late in the Clippers’ Game 4 victory, grimacing in pain as he planted on way to the basket. He stayed in briefly but didn’t finish the game.
He informed his teammates late Tuesday that he’d be out for Wednesday, sources said. He was not on the Clippers’ injury report Tuesday.
Leonard suffered a quad tendon injury in his right knee in 2017 but more recently has dealt with issues in his left knee.
He’s been great in the postseason for the Clippers and is averaging 27.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in the four games against the Jazz.
LA is already without center Serge Ibaka, who had back surgery last week.