NBA PLAYOFFS

Clippers' Leonard out of Game 6 against Jazz due to injury

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard for Friday's NBA playoff clash.

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NBA playoffs 2021: Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 6 against Jazz due to knee injury

Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out of the Los Angeles Clippers' Game 6 Western Conference semi-final showdown against the Utah Jazz because of a knee injury.

Leonard out with knee knack

The Clippers are on the cusp of their first Conference Finals appearance, but they will have to try to clinch without star Leonard on Friday, head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed.

Leonard sat out the Clippers' 119-111 win over the top-seeded Jazz in Game 5 on Wednesday, having injured his knee in the fourth quarter of Game 4.

In this season's playoffs, two-time NBA champion Leonard has been averaging 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the fourth-seeded Clippers.