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Kawhi Leonard out for Game 5, possible rest of series, with knee injury

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting that Kawhi Leonard will not play in Game 5 against the Jazz because of a knee injury. His status for the rest of the series is in doubt.

The Clippers have fought back to even their series with the Utah Jazz but the level of difficulty is going up. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting that he suffered a knee injury late in Game 4 and will not play in Game 5 Wednesday night. It’s possible that he could be out for the rest of the series.

Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Game 5 against the Jazz tonight with a knee injury suffered in game 4, sources tell @ramonashelburne & me. His status for rest of series is in doubt as well.

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 16, 2021

Leonard told teammates last night to prepare for him to be out.

He landed awkwardly on a drive in the fourth quarter and grimaced in pain Monday night. He briefly stayed in game but didn’t finish as the Clippers secured the win to even series 2-2.

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 16, 2021

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