Kawhi Leonard twists ankle in Game 5 (Video)
One thing to keep your eye on as the playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets continues is the status of Kawhi Leonard.
During the third quarter of Game 5, Leonard twisted his ankle stepping on James Harden:
Great play, but Kawhi twisted his left ankle on Harden's footpic.twitter.com/6dnvgln9Up
— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) May 10, 2017
Here’s a close-up:
Ankle tweak for Kawhi, but didn't look too bad pic.twitter.com/1TjWnuJh0s
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 10, 2017
Leonard played through the issue but appeared to be bothered by his ankle the rest of the game. He wasn’t on the floor for the Spurs’ final possession of regulation nor the start of overtime.
This will be something to watch for the rest of the series. The Spurs are already short-handed without Tony Parker, and having Leonard at less than full strength will hurt the team. He will only have a full day of rest as there is a quick turnaround to Thursday’s Game 6.