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Kawhi Leonard (left knee soreness) out vs. Grizzlies

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Kawhi Leonard is getting a night off after helping the LA Clippers to another big victory.

The team announced Wednesday that Leonard will not play due to injury management for his left knee soreness. Leonard played in Tuesday’s 114-99 win against the Dallas Mavericks in which he had 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. That victory was the Clippers’ sixth straight as they have risen to No. 3 in the Western Conference.

Leonard did not play in the first of the back-to-back sets in the opening month of the season (Oct. 30 against the Jazz and Nov. 6 against the Bucks). He sat out the second of a back-to-back set on Nov. 14 for the Clippers’ game against the Pelicans.

Overall this season, Leonard is averaging 25.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game in 13 appearances for L.A. The Clippers are 2-3 this season when Leonard sits out games.

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