SAN ANTONIO -- Add David Lee to the list of players unavailable for the San Antonio Spurs. The reserve forward injured his left knee on a drive to the basket in the first quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals and had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.
Lee was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game with a left knee injury, joining MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard (ankle), who missed his second straight game in the series, and veteran point guard Tony Parker, who was injured in the conference semifinals and unavailable for the remainder of the postseason after surgery to a torn quad.
After San Antonio's 120-108 loss, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he has 'no idea' about Lee's status moving forward. ESPN reports that Lee has a partially torn patella and is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.
My bud @ramonashelburne & I reporting diagnosis for David Lee is partially torn patella, per sources. He'll have MRI in morning to confirm.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) May 21, 2017