Toronto’s Leonard out against Clippers with right hip bruise
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard won’t play against the Los Angeles Clippers because a bruised right hip.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced the injury shortly before Tuesday night’s game at Staples Center.
He says Leonard got hurt in a loss against Milwaukee on Sunday and the forward is listed as day-to-day.
“He did go through shootaround,” Nurse said. “We were hoping he would pass the test and go, but it was a little too sore.”
Leonard is averaging 26.1 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Raptors, whose 21-7 record leads the NBA.
Toronto came into Tuesday’s game having lost three of four. The Raptors move on to face Golden State on Wednesday.