Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 vs. Warriors
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was a full participant in Saturday’s practice, and has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday against the Warriors.
Pop said Kawhi is going to play tomorrow. He said he fully participated in today's practice.
— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) May 13, 2017
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Leonard suffered an ankle injury in Game 5 against the Rockets, and sat out the entire overtime session as Manu Ginobili helped lead the Spurs to victory. He also missed all of Game 6, a contest that San Antonio won by a ridiculous margin of 39 points.
It doesn’t figure to be that easy against a Golden State team that is 8-0 in the playoffs thus far. Leonard is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists this postseason.