Kawhi Leonard confirmed out versus Bucks

NBA.com Global on Nov 07, 2019 06:52 AM
Kawhi Leonard confirmed out versus Bucks
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) A close up shot of Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers standing on the court for the National Anthem before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on October 28, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

As his load management continues, Kawhi Leonard will not play today vs. the Bucks, the first of back-to-back games for the Clippers.

The NBA is aware of Leonard being sidelined -- per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski -- and has no issue with his absence from the court since the small forward has been managing a knee injury.

Leonard, who is averaging 29.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in 30.5 minutes, has played in six of the Clippers' seven games this season.

The Clippers are riding a two-game winning streak heading into Wednesday night's (Thursday, PHL time) game with the Bucks, who are on a three-game roll.

Leonard is likely to play Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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