BREAKING: Los Angeles Clippers Delivered Major Blow Ahead of Game 3

The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves in a precarious position heading into Game Three against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, as they've now learned that Kawhi Leonard has been ruled OUT with a knee sprain. 

After hurting the knee in Game One, Leonard continued to play through it, leading the Clippers to victory in that contest, and a 1-1 split after two games, by averaging 34.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting an insane 60% from long range. Imagine what he could do on a good knee. 

Unfortunately, that type of superhero performance will not be able to continue, at least for Game Three. 

The Clippers aren't concerned that this will turn into a long-term absence, and Kawhi is listed as day-to-day ahead of Game Four on Saturday afternoon. After that, Game Five will be held in Phoenix on Monday.

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