San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard missed Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets because of a left lower leg sprain supported amid Game 5 a couple days earlier. While it kept him of Game 6, it didn’t stop the Spurs from giving the Rockets a decent antiquated beatdown at home, winning 114-75 and driving by 42 points at a certain point (once more, without Kawhi Leonard!).
The additional days off enabled Leonard to get ready for the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, and he got off to an awesome begin helping his team to a 25-point lead. Sadly, Leonard harmed that same lower leg venturing back towards his bench after a made three-pointer from the corner. He could walk it off following a moment on the sideline and get retreat onto the court.
Upon his arrival anyway, he instantly harmed his lower leg on a three-point endeavor from the same correct spot. This time, be that as it may, it happened when he arrived on a challenging Zaza Pachulia’s foot. While it appeared like just a foul for going under a shooter on his jumpshot, Twitter detonated as it looked like Pachulia deliberately made an additional stride towards Leonard’s left foot.
Likely to be plenty of postgame chatter about Zaza sliding under Kawhi, especially if Warriors win pic.twitter.com/ygSdG01UAq
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 14, 2017
Pachulia is certain to accept the consequences for this play after the play, however it removed the MVP applicant from the diversion. Taking after his harm, the Warriors kept running off 18 straight indicates trim the 25-point shortage and Leonard was precluded for the rest of the game.