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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard misses third straight game with knee injury

Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard misses third straight game with knee injury

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Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard wasn't in the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. League sources told ESPN and the Orange County Register that Leonard suffered a left knee contusion in the second half of the Clippers' 102-93 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. The All-Star forward also missed games against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday and Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Leonard has missed five of the Clippers' 14 games this season due to load management related to his knee ailment. He has yet to play alongside teammate Paul George, who made his debut with the Clippers on Thursday after missing the start of the 2019-20 campaign while recovering from two off-season shoulder surgeries. Witho...
Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores 36 despite apparent leg injury

Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores 36 despite apparent leg injury

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May 19 (UPI) -- Toronto star forward Kawhi Leonard appeared to suffer a leg injury after finishing a layup in the first half of the Raptors' Game 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference finals Sunday night. Leonard walked with a noticeable limp following the layup and was seen grimacing multiple times in the game, including after a late dunk that energized the crowd at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The 27-year-old forward remained in the game and didn't show any signs of being slowed by the ailment. He didn't provide any details about his injury after the contest, but said he was feeling fine. "I'm feeling alright," Leonard told reporters. "This is playoff basketball. Everybody is hurting. Just have to keep fighting." Despite the injury, Leonard finished with a game-h...
Watch: Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard converts acrobatic layup over 76ers’ Joel Embiid

Watch: Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard converts acrobatic layup over 76ers’ Joel Embiid

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May 12 (UPI) -- Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard hung in the air and drained an acrobatic layup over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in the first half of Game 7 on Sunday. Late in the second quarter, Leonard dribbled past Sixers forward Tobias Harris. Embiid shifted over to protect the paint as Leonard attacked the basket. Leonard, with Embiid's outstretched arms guarding the rim, ditched the finish with his right hand and opted for the difficult reverse finish with his left. The forward floated in the air before casually banking in the shot. The Raptors led the 76ers 44-40 at halftime. Leonard had 15 points (6-of-16 shooting), five rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes during the first two quarters. Harris led the 76ers with 10 points and six rebounds. Embiid had seven points on...

Sources say Kawhi Leonard's braids still intact, photo edited

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June 21 (UPI) -- Twitter was sent into panic Tuesday night when a photo emerged of San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard without his trademark braids. Sources say the photo is a fake.People close to the 2017 NBA MVP candidate told the San Antonio Express-News that Leonard's braids are "still intact."#BraidGate began Tuesday when CBA player Xuewen Zhang posted a photo to Weibo. The photo featured Leonard posing with three other men. The defensive standout was hardly recognizable without his famous flow of cornrows.Fans were quick to take notice, going into a frenzy of displeasure regarding the supposed haircut.Several Twitter users posted memes and photos, shocked to see the development.Leonard played with braids through high school and college, before being drafted and traded by the Indiana...