Spurs’ Leonard out of Game 1 with ankle injury

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OAKLAND, Calif. — San Antonio Spurs brazen Kawhi Leonard seemed on Sunday to irritate a ankle damage that kept him out of Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinals, during a second half of a team’s finals matchup during Golden State.

After banishment a dilemma 3-pointer, Leonard took a brief nearby a Spurs dais after alighting on Zaza Pachulia‘s feet with 7:53 left in a third entertain and a Spurs heading 78-55. Zaza Pachulia was whistled for a foul, and Leonard knocked down a indirect giveaway throws.

Leonard seemed to vigilance toward a dais that he indispensable to leave a diversion in between his dual tainted shots. After Leonard connected on a giveaway throws, Spurs conduct jaunty tutor Will Sevening walked out onto a court, put an arm around a brazen and escorted him towards a locker room.

The bar announced Leonard would not lapse to action.

At a time of his exit, Leonard had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists and a Spurs led 78-55. The Warriors went on an 18-0 run after Leonard left a diversion until LaMarcus Aldridge sank a jumper to snap a streak.

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Leonard primarily harm his ankle in Game 5 of a discussion semifinals opposite a Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

A source told ESPN’s Michael C. Wright that Leonard could have played in Game 6 on Thursday night, though a Spurs motionless they’d rather have him healthy for Sunday.

Leonard sat out most of a fourth entertain of Game 5 opposite a Rockets and didn’t take a justice for overtime after he came down on a feet of James Harden while branch to run adult a justice with 5 minutes, 37 seconds left in a third quarter.

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