May 11, 2017, 3:52 pm
Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) will not play in Thursday’s Game 6 vs. the Rockets.
Wow. Coach Pop makes the call to sit his star with a Game 7 in San Antonio looming if the Spurs are unable to pull off the upset in tonight’s game. Leonard must be fairly compromised to be forced to sit out a game of this magnitude. Pop clearly knows that he needs a fully healthy Kawhi to even have a shot in the next round vs. the Warriors and getting him healthy is paramount versus going all out to win the series tonight. Look for Jonathan Simmons to be very busy tonight on both ends, 35 minutes of court time is not out of the question.