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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Clippers lists Kawhi Leonard out

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs is introduced before the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 13, 2018 at the AT&T Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs is introduced before the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 13, 2018 at the AT&T Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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To the surprise of no one, the San Antonio Spurs will not have Kawhi Leonard available against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 2017-18 season continues to wind down for the San Antonio Spurs, who still have just five games left on their schedule. They defeated the Houston Rockets, for the first time this season, 100-83, on Easter Sunday, and moved one step closer to securing the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference.

On Tuesday, the Spurs will go head-to-head with the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s the final matchup of the season between these teams and takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

As always, injuries play a factor in Spurs games. That remains the case against the Clippers, as Kawhi Leonard will not play due to the “return from injury management” label, according to the official injury report.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Clippers game. pic.twitter.com/4cckabIQD9

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 2, 2018

Leonard’s continues absence comes as no surprise. He’s in New York to continue injury rehab and could remain there for the rest of the season and into the playoffs. That makes it difficult to see him return for a likely first-round series in two weeks.

Otherwise, unless the Spurs announce a last-minute addition, they will go into this game healthy. That’s even with LaMarcus Aldridge’s recent knee troubles. Look for him to lead the team in scoring vs. Los Angeles — one of the lone constants of this season.

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The Spurs and Clippers take the court on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. on TNT and KENS. Can the Silver and Black secure their latest win?

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