San Antonio Spurs News

San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard ruled out vs. Pelicans

rwolkenbrod
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) /
facebooktwitterreddit

The San Antonio Spurs ruled Kawhi Leonard out of Wednesday’s season finale against the New Orleans Pelicans.

For one last time in the 2017-18 regular season, the San Antonio Spurs will take the court for a game. It’s against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Win or lose, this will impact the playoff seeding for both teams in the Western Conference.

Even for the final game of the season injuries will impact the Spurs. It’s the usual circumstance, however, as Kawhi Leonard will not play, according to the team’s official report.

As always, the “return from injury management” label was used on Leonard. No other players were listed for Wednesday’s game.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Pelicans game. pic.twitter.com/fXrFtUH87v

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 10, 2018

More from Spurs News

With the playoffs as the next stop, there’s no indication Leonard will suit up for any of the minimum games (four) that are set for Round 1. There’s no indication he left New York and returned to San Antonio, either, stemming from previous reports. At this point, no one should expect an update on his status until the offseason.

The usual group will take the court against New Orleans, eyeing a win and homecourt advantage in the playoffs. A win could get them this, pending how other teams in the playoff race perform over the season’s final days. Losing would drop them out of the top four and into the bottom half of the West, meaning their opponent will have the advantage.

For the chances of a win, the Spurs are 1-2 against the Pelicans. Their most recent head-to-head resulted in a victory, however. Will this be the case for the second consecutive game? Can San Antonio close the season on a three-game winning streak?

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

The Spurs and Pelicans will go head-to-head on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on FSSW and FSNO.

facebooktwitterreddit