The LA Clippers should attempt to secure their first trip to the Western Conference finals without Kawhi Leonard in Game 6.
Mentor Ty Lue said Leonard stays out for Friday’s down against the Utah Jazz with a sprained right knee. Leonard could miss the remainder of this series and more after he harmed his knee on a drive while being fouled in the fourth quarter of Game 4. Leonard left the game for great with 4:35 leftover.
Leonard traveled with the group to Salt Lake City on Tuesday however then got back to Los Angeles in the wake of telling teammates he would be out for Game 5, which the Clippers won 119-111 in Utah behind Paul George’s 37 focuses, 16 bounce back and five helps. LA drives 3-2 in the best-of-7 series.
Lue said before Game 5 that there was no schedule for Leonard’s return as the group anticipates further test results on the knee.
For the Jazz, Donovan Mitchell (right lower leg irritation) and Mike Conley Jr. (right hamstring strain) are both questionable for Game 6. Mitchell’s lower leg has gotten progressively sore all through the series, and Conley has missed each game.
The Clippers are seeking for their first trip to the Western Conference finals after 50 seasons, the longest a group has gone without arriving at the league’s penultimate playoff finisher round among active NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL franchises, as per ESPN Stats and Information research.
Last year, the Clippers had three opportunities to arrive at the conference finals however blew a 3-1 lead and lost to the Denver Nuggets.