The Warriors came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Spurs at home on Sunday afternoon in Oakland in one of the largest postseason comebacks ever. However, the conversation after the game wasn’t about Steph Curry or Kevin Durant’s incredible play and instead the play that took Kawhi Leonard out of the game.
Leonard’s left ankle sprain that kept him out of the series-clinching Game 6 against the Rockets was re-injured on two third quarter plays. The first came when he rolled it stepping on the foot of one of his teammates sitting on the bench, and the second — the one that knocked him out of the game — came a minute later when he landed on Zaza Pachulia’s foot during a contested jump shot. Leonard limped off the floor with the help of the Spurs trainer and will have an MRI on that ankle later Sunday evening.