Report: Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard expected to play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is expected to play Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors on Sunday, ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports

Leonard sprained his left ankle during Game 5 of the Spurs' series with the Rockets when he landed on . He left that game early and missed Thursday's Game 6 altogether, though Wright reports Leonard could have played Game 6 if necessary. 

Leonard is averaging 27.8 points per game so far in the postseason. Jonathon Simmons started for Leonard on Thursday, scoring 18 points and helping San Antonio to a series-clinching 114–75 victory on the road. 

The Spurs are aiming to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014. 

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