Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) is out for tonight’s Spurs-Warriors game.
The San Antonio Spurs announced Saturday they’ve ruled out star forward Kawhi Leonard for Saturday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors due to a left ankle injury.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made the announcement during Saturday’s pregame shootaround at the team’s facility, saying he made the decision to hold Leonard out.
“In the end, I guess it’s my decision,” Popovich said. “He’s not thrilled that he’s not playing, but he’s not ready.“
Leonard attended Friday’s workout but didn’t participate. He didn’t appear to be walking with a limp.
Popovich confirmed that assertion Saturday when asked if Leonard’s long-term health came into play when he made the final call.
“Sure, that’s a part of the decision-making process,” Popovich said.
“With no Kawhi, it’s gonna be tough,” Green said. “But regardless of who’s on the floor, we’ve got to play basketball.”