Spurs opt to rest Leonard against Knicks

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 29, 2017 09:47 AM
Spurs opt to rest Leonard against Knicks
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - MAY 7: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands for a moment of silence for the National Anthem before the game against the Houston Rockets during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 Playoffs on May 7, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard was a late scratch from the San Antonio Spurs' lineup against the New York Knicks as his playing time remains limited following his return from a quad injury.

Thursday night's (Friday, PHL time) game was the fourth time Leonard has sat out for what the Spurs listed as "return from injury management."

Leonard has played in five games this season after missing the first 27 with right quadriceps tendinopathy, which causes pain in the tendon. The 6'7" forward attributed the injury to "wear and tear" and said it started bothering him in the offseason.

Leonard had been listed as probable on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). The All-Star set season-highs in points (21) and minutes (26) in San Antonio's win over Brooklyn two nights earlier.

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