News [Windhorst] Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Game 5 against the Jazz tonight with a knee injury suffered in game 4, sources tell @ramonashelburne & me. His status for rest of series is in doubt as well.twitter.com
[Charania] Breaking: Chris Paul's status is up in the air for the start of the Western Conference Finals after entering the NBA's health & safety protocols. An isolation period could be shorter for a vaccinated individual depending on the medical circumstance.twitter.com
[Windhorst] Leonard told teammates last night to prepare for him to be out. He landed awkwardly on a drive in the fourth quarter and grimaced in pain Monday night. He briefly stayed in game but didn’t finish as the Clippers secured the win to even series 2-2.
News [Charania] 2020-21 All-NBA teams: First: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard Second: Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, LeBron James Third: Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler, Paul Georgetwitter.com
News [Stein] Denver’s Nikola Jokic announced in his native Serbia today that he will not play for the national team in Olympic qualifying or if they earn a spot in Tokyo after two grueling NBA seasons back-to-back with little break.twitter.com
NBA All Stars missed a combined 19% of NBA games this regular season, the most of any season in NBA history. In addition, Kawhi Leonard missing tonights Game 5 makes him the 8th All Star to miss a playoff game this year, also the most in NBA history