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.

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.