Sport NBA playoffs 2021: Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 6 against Jazz due to knee injury
NBA playoffs 2021: Jazz, 76ers and Hawks advance to Conference semis, Doncic tames Clippers
The Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks progressed from the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday.Mitchell posted 26 of his 30 points in the first half to fuel the Jazz to a 126-110 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, sealing a 4-1 series victory in the NBA playoffs on Wednesday.
Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out of the Los Angeles Clippers' Game 6 Western Conference semi-final showdown against the Utah Jazz because of a knee injury.
The Clippers are on the cusp of their first Conference Finals appearance, but they will have to try to clinch without star Leonard on Friday, head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed.
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Leonard sat out the Clippers' 119-111 win over the top-seeded Jazz in Game 5 on Wednesday, having injured his knee in the fourth quarter of Game 4.
In this season's playoffs, two-time NBA champion Leonard has been averaging 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the fourth-seeded Clippers.
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NBA playoffs 2021: Kawhi Leonard to miss sixth straight game as Clippers look to level series .
The Los Angeles Clippers will face the Phoenix Suns without Kawhi Leonard again on Saturday.Leonard has endured an injury-hit NBA playoff campaign, having not played since suffering a sprained right knee in Game 4 of the Conference semi-finals against the Utah Jazz.