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San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard ruled out vs. Bucks

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs bows his head during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of his game against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs bows his head during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of his game against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs officially ruled Kawhi Leonard out of Sunday’s game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks.

The San Antonio Spurs will return to the court Sunday, Mar. 25, vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. These teams played earlier this year, with the Bucks taking this lone matchup. The BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, will host this battle between two potential playoff teams, as both are fighting to reach the postseason in their respective conferences.

Injuries remain a factor for the Silver and Black, despite their lack of frequency these past three weeks. Winning six consecutive games results from this, as they beat the Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. Will the Bucks make it a seven-game winning streak?

For the 65th time this season, it will not be with Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs ruled him out (return from injury management) for Sunday’s contest.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Bucks game. pic.twitter.com/6Z716Bz3KK

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 24, 2018

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This continues to stem back to Leonard’s mysterious quadriceps injury. There’s still no timetable for his return, and each passing game signals there might not be one for the rest of the 2017-18 campaign. Recent rumors of a players-only meeting did not identify a return date, either.

No doubt about it, San Antonio can use their star player. They sit at No. 6 in the West, somewhat securely, but any boost helps them potentially get past the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets in Round 2 of the playoffs, pending a series win in Round 1. Especially a player that impacts both ends of the court and can guard James Harden and Kevin Durant.

Aside from this, the Spurs will have a healthy roster in Milwaukee. That means LaMarcus Aldridge can build off his 45-point game against Utah and see if something similar can develop.

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The Spurs and Bucks will go head-to-head at a unique 3:30 p.m. ET start.

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