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San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard out vs. Warriors

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. 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. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors defends against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. 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. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Spurs injury report featured Kawhi Leonard, who will not play vs. the Golden State Warriors.

The San Antonio Spurs will get set to host the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. It’s among the final 12 games left in the 2017-18 regular season, before the playoffs start in the middle of April. The AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX will be the location of this game.

Injuries, even this late in the season, remain prevalent for the Silver and Black. These decreased over the past few weeks, but one player sits on the injury report — the same one that missed all but nine games this campaign: Kawhi Leonard.

The official injury report ruled Leonard (return from injury management) out vs. the Warriors. His doctors have not provided medical clearance for a return to the court, so it’s yet another game without the 2016-17 MVP candidate.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game. pic.twitter.com/PfjOGrallu

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 18, 2018

After this, only 11 games remain. It’s hardly enough time to get Leonard cleared, practice with the team and be inserted into the lineup. Especially if San Antonio holds its playoff position for the rest of the season.

On the other side, Golden State will not have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, all of whom were ruled out past Monday’s game. It’s an opportunity to cash-in on an easier-than-expected win and move the Spurs up in the tightknit Western Conference, and the only time they will get this chance at a depleted Warriors team.

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The Spurs and Warriors will go head-to-head at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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