The San Antonio Spurs will play without Kawhi Leonard, again, for Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors. Could anyone else sit out?
The San Antonio Spurs will enter Sunday’s Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors in a must-win situation. A loss sends the Silver and Black home since they are down 0-3. However, a victory pushes the series back to Oracle Arena for Game 5, and would at least extend the Spurs’ postseason life for another few days.
For most of the 2017-18 season, San Antonio had to play without Kawhi Leonard due to a right quadriceps injury. He missed all but nine games and has not appeared since Jan. 13 vs. the Denver Nuggets.
Well, once again, Leonard will not play. The Spurs ruled him out of Game 4, and fans can guess what the reason is.
INJURY REPORT: Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 21, 2018
The only change is Joffrey Lauvergne. He missed the previous two playoff games to deal with a personal issue.
Without Leonard, the Spurs played the Warriors tightly in Game 2 and 3, before the latter team took over and secured victories, due to the play of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Unless one of them struggles in Game 4, it is difficult to see this resulting in anything different than the first three matchups. That would mark the second consecutive year the Warriors swept the team from the Alamo City out of the postseason, both of which without Leonard’s presence.
The Spurs and Warriors will go head-to-head on Sunday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Who will walk out victoriously at the AT&T Center?