Spurs overcome Leonard injury, beat Rockets in OT

Spurs overcome Leonard injury, beat Rockets in OT

The San Antonio Spurs didn't have Kawhi Leonard in crunch time during their thrilling win over the Rockets on Tuesday, and they might not have the two-time Defensive Player of the Year for San Antonio's potential closeout game against the Rockets in Game 6.

The Spurs' MVP candidate was hurt when he stepped on James Harden's foot about midway through the third quarter of a Game 5 win that put San Antonio up 3-2 on Tuesday. NBA.com defines "clutch" as the "last 5 minutes of the game (including overtime), ahead or behind 5 points". Jonathon Simmons has been announced as the starter. Point guard Tony Parker will remain sidelined due to the ruptured left quadriceps tendon he suffered in Game 2. The Beard himself had another impressive performance, going for 30, 10, and 10-as pretty a line as you'll see in the box score, until your finger keeps scrolling to the right and you see that he also finished with nine turnovers.

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The main concern for the Spurs, however, is the extent of Leonard's injury. Patrick Beverley drained five 3-pointers on his way to 20 points, Ryan Anderson scored 19 points while Eric Gordon was promoted to the starting lineup but finished with just 11 points. Gregg Popovich did not allow him to play in overtime, but Leonard says he will play in Game 6.

"Yeah, I'm gonna be able to play".

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The Spurs' Game 5 overtime victory over the Rockets is the type of game where you often do your analysis based on the outcome. He is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the postseason. The contest was a complete annihilation of the Rockets by the Spurs. With the series tied at two games apiece both teams had a chance to gain an important series lead. Leonard paced the Spurs with 12 points, with Mills hitting for 11 and Aldridge adding 10.

"We went to him with Kawhi off the court and asked him to make some things happen, generate some offence". "I didn't think about it too much on the way here, but I'll think about it and I'll let you know tomorrow or the next day or maybe not. I made a bad, bad read on that play".

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