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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Kings led by Pau Gasol

By Rob Wolkenbrod
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots a free throw against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots a free throw against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
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For the second consecutive game, the San Antonio Spurs may be without Pau Gasol, according to the team’s official injury report.

On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs were without Pau Gasol and Danny Green. Both players dealt with groin injuries, which took them out of the lineup vs. the Utah Jazz. The Spurs lost this game, 100-89, even with Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker active.

As for Saturday, the Silver and Black will return to the court to face the Sacramento Kings. It’s the final game before the two-day Christmas break, before they go home on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

For this matchup, the Spurs don’t have anyone listed as “out,” according to the team’s official injury report. 

Leonard, who played vs. Utah, was listed as “probable” due to the right quad injury that kept him out for 27 games. Head coach Gregg Popovich didn’t play him on at least one half of a back-to-back, and since this won’t be part of a two-game set, look for the Klaw to play.

Gasol and Green were listed as “questionable,” with groin injuries. This injury recently arose for the former, while the latter dealt with it for the past 7-10 days, given the handful of games he missed in December.

Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) is probable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Kings game. Pau Gasol (tightness, right groin) and Danny Green (tightness, left groin) are questionable. pic.twitter.com/8lOgBTQmC2

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 22, 2017

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The injury report can change before Saturday’s game in Sacramento, so we’ll see if Gasol and Green play. If so, they would step into the starting lineup, pushing out Bryn Forbes and Joffrey Lauvergne, who received this opportunity vs. the Jazz. Game time is at 10:00 p.m. ET on KENS and NSCA.

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