The Clippers are one win away from their first appearance in the Western Conference finals after a gritty win in Utah without Kawhi Leonard.
The Clippers have a 3-2 lead and could close out the series with a decisive Game 6 win in L.A. on Friday 119-111. If the Clippers do so, they would advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. They would face the Phoenix Suns, led by former Clippers guard Chris Paul, beginning Sunday if the Clippers close out the series in six.
Los Angeles Clippers say star Kawhi Leonard suffered a right knee sprain and will be out for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz with no timetable for a return.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 16, 2021
The Los Angeles Clippers announce that Kawhi Leonard has suffered a right knee sprain and will be out for Game 5 tonight against the Utah Jazz. pic.twitter.com/BXa8RADRZx
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 16, 2021