Clippers Star Kawhi Leonard Nursing Left Thigh Injury, All-Star Game Status Unclear

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, looks to shoot against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, looks to shoot against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has a strained left inner thigh and his status for this weekend's All-Star Game in Indianapolis was uncertain, though coach Tyronn Lue didn't consider the injury to be serious.

The 32-year-old six-time All-Star sat out Wednesday night's road game against the Golden State Warriors after playing with the injury Monday against Minnesota.

“I don’t think it’s serious,” Lue said. “He played through it last game. He was experiencing some soreness in the hip, so when the game got out of reach we didn’t put him back in the fourth quarter to be smart about it."

Leonard leads the Clippers with 24.1 points per game and is second on the team with 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

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