Latest Kawhi Leonard News

Clippers facing prospect of no Kawhi Leonard in playoff opener against Luka Doncic and Mavericks

Apr. 20, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's playoff time in the NBA, and the Los Angeles Clippers have four potential Hall of Famers on their roster. But only three of them are healthy going into a first-round matchup with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard has been dealing with what...

Kawhi Leonard fighting 'stubborn inflammation' and is questionable for Game 1 of playoffs

Apr. 18, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has been fighting “very, very stubborn inflammation” in his surgically repaired right knee for nearly three weeks and he'll be listed as questionable for the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff opener against the Dallas Mavericks. The fourth-seeded...

Clippers preparing to have Kawhi Leonard for Game 1 against Mavericks

Apr. 17, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has yet to practice five-on-five with the Los Angeles Clippers as they prepare to face the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs. Leonard hasn't played in a game since March 31 because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right...

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

USA Basketball studied every men's basketball game it has played for about two decades and a clear trend eventually appeared. When the defense isn't good enough, the Americans tend to get themselves into trouble. And the team for the Paris Olympics was built with that in mind. ...

Kawhi Leonard's status for Clippers' playoff opener against Mavericks remains murky

Apr. 16, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard’s status for the Los Angeles Clippers’ first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks remains murky. Leonard missed the final eight games of the regular season with right knee inflammation. The Clippers were 4-4 in that stretch, having...

Rockets beat playoff-bound Clippers 116-105 to salvage a .500 season. Kawhi Leonard still out for LA

Apr. 14, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Cam Whitmore scored 21 points and the Houston Rockets beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers 116-105 on Sunday to finish at .500 season and avoid a fourth straight losing season. Rookie Amen Thompson had a triple-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds and a...

Jazz beat Clippers 110-109, LA earns home-court advantage for 1st round and locks in 4th seed

Apr. 13, 2024 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reserve Kenneth Lofton Jr. scored a season-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Clippers 110-109 on Friday night after playoff-bound Los Angeles clinched the fourth seed in the West. Bones Hyland led the Clippers with 20 points off the bench and Amir Coffey...

Clippers build 31-point lead in first quarter and hold on late to beat Suns 105-92

Apr. 10, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists for his first triple-double of the season and 199th of his career, and the Los Angeles Clippers built a 31-point lead in the first quarter before holding on late for a 105-92 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night....

Mann leads 8 Clippers in double figures in 131-102 rout of Jazz. Utah loses its 11th in a row

Apr. 06, 2024 01:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terance Mann scored 19 points to lead eight players in double figures and the Los Angeles Clippers routed Utah 131-102 on Friday night, sending the Jazz to their 11th consecutive loss. Kawhi Leonard sat out his third straight game with a sore right knee for the...

George, Clippers overcome Jokic's triple-double and hang on to beat Nuggets 102-100

Apr. 05, 2024 01:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George scored 28 points, James Harden added 20 and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame an early 17-point deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 102-100 on Thursday night. The Clippers snapped a five-game skid at home despite the absence of Kawhi Leonard, who...