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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Warriors rules Pau Gasol out

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - DECEMBER 03: San Antonio Spurs Center Pau Gasol (16) looks to make a play while Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Carmelo Anthony (7) plays defense at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - DECEMBER 03: San Antonio Spurs Center Pau Gasol (16) looks to make a play while Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Carmelo Anthony (7) plays defense at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Spurs announced the official injury report for Thursday’s game vs. the Golden State Warriors. Who will not suit up?

On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs will return to the court, to face one of the NBA’s top teams, the Golden State Warriors. They sit at No. 2 in the Western Conference, behind the surging Houston Rockets, who the Spurs will face soon. The game will be at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.

Injuries remain a consistent presence for the Silver and Black, even as some players start to get healthy. Once one player returns, another seems to go down. These have impacted the team in almost every game this season, and will do so, again, vs. the Warriors.

The Spurs announced the official injury report for Thursday’s game, which featured two players ruled “out”: Pau Gasol (right AC joint) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management).

Pau Gasol (right AC sprain) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game. pic.twitter.com/BtW5nsjEFr

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 7, 2018

Gasol’s absence comes after Tony Parker said the veteran center suffered a “bad” shoulder injury. There was no announced timetable for a return, so it will be up to Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne to take the available minutes, identical to the situation when LaMarcus Aldridge was out with a sprained ankle.

Leonard’s return could happen soon, as he continues to work his way back. He spoke with the media Wednesday, for the first time since the Spurs ruled him out indefinitely.

The Spurs will need whatever help they can against one of the NBA’s top teams, record wise, who they have not defeated in the 2017-18 season. Each game was without Leonard, so, for the third time, this might be a game that San Antonio plays over its head in.

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The Spurs and Warriors will go head-to-head at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Can San Antonio defeat this team for the first time this season?

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